- 1891 - 1995 (Creation)
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Woodside Girls and Boys Schools opened on Morland Road on 19 October 1891. Initially there were separate post-infant Girls and Boys Schools. In Sept 1931 or 1932 the schools were reorganised leaving just Junior Girls and Boys and with the Senior Girls and Senior Boys moving elsewhere.
On 04 September 1939 the Boys and Girls schools were evacuated. The Girls school was evacuated to Upper Beeding Council School and any girls remaining behind being placed with the boys under their Head, Mr William L. Bennetto. On the same day, 04 September 1939, the Boys were evacuated to Middle Street School, Brighton and from 13 July 1940 were re-evacuated to Stoke School, Markenfield Road, Stoke. On 26 August 1940 the children were absorbed into the local school. Separate schools were re-established on 21 August 1942 when the Head of the Girls School, Isabel Idle, returned from evacuation.
The Boys and Girls schools were amalgamated from 01 January 1960 under Miss V.A.Delves who had been Head of the Girls School since 1946.
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Accession Number: A838
Records of Woodside Junior School
Log Books (9):
1) 1891 - 1904
2) 1904 - 1926
3) 1926 - 1943
4) 1943 - 1984 (Mixed from 1960)
5) 1891 - 1912
6) 1912 - 1958
7) 01 April - 26 August 1940 Note: Item 8) 05 Jan 1941 - 17 Aug 1942 reported missing at school
9) 1958 - 1959
Mixed (see 4.above)
10) 1984 - 1995
Admission Registers (15):
1) 1908 - 1923 Note: 1891 - 1908 lost at school since mid 1970s
2) 1923 - 1923
3) 1923 - 1937
4) 1937 - 1948
5) 18 March - 10 April 1940 (Mixed)
6) 1948 - 1959
7) 1891 - 1904
8) 1904 - 1916
9) 1917 - 1935
10) 1935 - 1944
11) 1944 - 1957
12) 1957 - 1959
13) 1960 - 1970
14) 1970 - 1984
15) 1984 - 1989
Registers of Corporal Punishment (3):
1908 - 1915
1915 - 1933
1933 - 1975 (Mixed from 1960)
Item date: 1891 - 1995
Custodial history: Transferred from the school in April 2006, via Dr. Ron Cox.
Acquisition terms: 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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Administrative papers, 1887 - 1903, CBC/3/2/101; 1903 - 1924, CBC/3/2/102; 1903 - 1936, CBC/3/2/103.
An exercise book belonging to Leonard Brand is held at AR25. His history of the two schools, The Woodside Schools, Croydon, 1891 - 1991 is held by the Local Studies Library.
Records of Woodside Infants School are held at SCH157.
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- Woodside Junior School (Creator)