Collection SCH7 - Ashburton Community School

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Ashburton Community School


  • 1931 - 2000 (Creation)

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7 boxes

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(1931 - 2000)

Administrative history

Opened as Ashburton Senior School, 7 September 1931 in Long Lane, Croydon. Reopened as Ashburton Secondary Modern School in Shirley Road, 4 April 1950. Boys and Girls departments became separate schools on 1 Jan 1952. The two schools then amalgamated to form Ashburton High School on 1 September 1970. The school was renamed Ashburton Community School in September 1999.

The school is moved to new buildings on the Shirley Road site in April 2006 as part of the Ashburton Learning Village project. The former school buildings on the Shirley Road will be demolished to make way for housing.

Archival history

Retrospectively accessioned 18 May 2001. A second major accession was transferred by Sue Pope, Learning Resource Centre Manager, on 20 March 2006. A further accession was made in November 2007, via Dr Ron Cox.

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Accession Number: A921

Further records of Ashburton Community School

Admission register 1996 - 2002 (13)

School roll 2002 - 2007 (14) Unbound.

Note: Log Book 1931 - 1950 (1) and 1950 - 1970 (4) were received with this accession having been returned to the school in November 2000.

Item date: 1996 - 2007

Accession date: 11/12/2007

Custodial history: Deposited by the school in November 2007 via Dr Ron Cox.

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  • English

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Administrative papers of the Ashburton schools (SCH7 - 9): 1905 - 1924, CBC/3/2/7; 1923 - 1928, CBC/3/2/8; 1928 - 1939, CBC/3/2/9.

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