Collection SCH128 - South Norwood Primary School

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SCH128

Title

South Norwood Primary School

Date(s)

  • 1912 - 1931 (Creation)

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1 item

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South Norwood Primary School (1872)

Administrative history

Station Road School opened 18 November 1872 and until 13 January 1873 took Infants and post Infants Girls. There was no Boys School at this time. From 13 January 1873 the Infants and Girls formed two separate schools.

The Girls and Infants moved into new buildings in May 1875 and this facilitated the opening on 24 May of a Senior Boys School and on 28 June of a Junior Mixed School. This closed on 10 September 1897 at which time, presumably, the Junior Boys and Girls were absorbed into the Senior Boys and Girl Schools, respectively. Throughout this period the schools were frequently expanded due to rising numbers.

In September 1931, the schools were reorganised, the Boys and Girls Schools thereafter only for Juniors of each sex and the Infants being combined with the Junior Girls. The Senior Girls and Boys were transferred elsewhere. From 01 September 1933 there was a temporary annexe in the Methodist Church Hall on Suffolk Road; this closed in the Summer of 1937 when new buildings were opened.

During WWII, the pupils were evacuated to Brighton and then, in July 1940, to New Haw, Chertsey, together with pupils from Gonville and Ingram Schools. They were later absorbed into local schools.

Rising numbers meant that separate Girls and Infants were set up again in 1953. This was followed in 1959 by the amalgamation of the Junior Boys and Junior Girls and in 1981 by the amalgamation of the Juniors with the Infants.

Archival history

SCH128/3/1 was retrospectively accessioned 20 August 2001. The remainder was transferred by the school, via Dr Ron Cox, in May 2009.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Accession Number: A971

Records of South Norwood Primary School

Log books (with numbers on Ron Cox schedule):

1) Infants and Girls 1872 - 1873; Girls 1873 - 1900 (1)

2) Junior Mixed 1875 - 1897 (3)

3) Senior Boys 1875 - 1896 (4)

4) Infants 1894 - 1911 (2)

5) Post Infant Boys 1896 - 1911 (5)

6) Evening Continuation School (18)

7) Post Infant Girls 1900 - 1923 (9)

8) Infants 1911 - 1937 (6)

9) Post Infant Boys 1911 - 1924 (7)

10) Post Infant Girls 1923 - 1931 (10)

11) Post Infant Boys 1924 - 1931; Junior Boys 1931 - 1964 (8)

12) Infants and Junior Girls 1937 - 1952 (11)

13) Temporary Infants and Juniors 1940 (12)

14) Temporary Infants and Juniors 1940 - 1942 (13)

15) Infants 1953 - 1980 (14)

16) Junior Girls 1953 - 1959 (15)

17) Primary 1976 - 1987 (16)

18) Primary 1987 - 1994 (17)

Admission Registers (with numbers on Ron Cox schedule)

1) Juniors 1881 - 1892 (1)

2) Juniors 1892 - 1897 (2)

3) Senior Boys 1893 - 1898 (3)

4) Post Infant Boys 1898 - 1904 (6)

5) Post Infant Boys 1904 - 1911 (7)

6) Post Infant Boys 1911 - 1921 (8)

7) Infants 1912 - 1939 (4)

8) Post Infant Girls 1921 - 1931 (10)

9) Post Infant Boys 1921 - 1921 (9)

10) Infant and Junior Girls 1927 - 1938 (11)

11) Junior Boys 1931 - 1942 (15)

12) Infant and Junior Girls 1938 - 1945 (12)

13) Junior Boys 1942 - 1956 (16)

14) Infant and Junior Girls 1945 - 1952 (13)

15) Infants 1951 - 1963 (19)

16) Junior Boys 1956 - 1958; Junior Mixed 1959 - 1968 (21)

17) Infants 1963 - 1970 (22)

18) Junior School 1968 - 1980 (24)

19) Infants 1973 - 1981 (23)

20) Under age Infants 1945 - 1948 (14)

21) Junior Girls 1946 - 1969 (20)

22) Infant Annexe 1933 - 1937 (5)

23) Senior Mixed 1940 (17)

24) Mixed All Age 1940 (18)

Register of corporal punishment boys 1929 - 1943

Visitors Book 1937 - 1965

Photograph album with loose photographs c.1937

Brochure 1939: oprning of new Girls and Infants block.

Boys Examination Schedule 1900

Boys Proficiency Schedule 1899

Accession date: May 2009

Custodial history: Transferred by the School, via Dr Ron Cox, in May 2009.

Access conditions: Log books and punishment registers less than 50 years old are closed, and may only be consulted with the permission of the Director of Education.

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Some of the records in our collections contain sensitive and personal data that we have a legal responsibility to control access to. In these circumstances, staff may search the collection on your behalf, having received consent or proof of death of the individual concerned.

Please contact us at archives@croydon.gov.uk for further information regarding the particular collection you wish to access.

You can make a request for information which may be in a closed record under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations, 2004. For more information about making a request, see the Croydon Council website (www.croydon.gov.uk). Making a request does not guarantee access to the information you ask for, as there may be a valid exemption from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Administrative papers: 1872 - 1890, CBC/3/2/80; 1891 - 1903, CBC/3/2/81; 1903 - 1924, CBC/3/2/86; 1923 - 1939, CBC/3/2/82; CBC/3/2/83 (Temporary school, South Norwood Methodist Church Hall). See Croydon School Archives (third report, March 2000), by Dr Ron Cox in the Local Studies Library collection, for a full administrative history and record of other archives in existence but not held by Croydon Archives Service.

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GB-352-sch128

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09/06/2015

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