Collection SCH49 - Gilbert Scott Infant School and Predecessor Schools

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Gilbert Scott Infant School and Predecessor Schools


  • 1868 - 2007 (Creation)

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Addington National (later Addington Village and then later still St Marys, Addington) School which stood at the foot of Spout Hill on the east side, was open by 1868, and may have commenced in 1844. On 30 January 1950 it was closed (and demolished) and the staff and children were transferred to the new Gilbert Scott Infant School, and to Wolsey Infant School, and the recently opened Gilbert Scott Junior School. The Headmistress of the Village School became the first Head of Gilbert Scott Infants. The Infant and Junior Schools were combined in September 2007.

There had also, between 1874 and 1908, been an Addington Hills Infant School (the building, converted to private residence, still stands just south of the Sandrock Public House). This school had only one Headmistress throughout its existence; her log books, despite (or on account of) her illiteracy, are a joy to read.

For further details of these two Addington schools see under ST MARYS ADDINGTON (CE) SCHOOL.

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Retrospectively accessioned 7 June 2001.

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Accession Number: A911

Records of Gilbert Scott Infant School

Gilbert Scott Infant School box list:

Box one (School Records box 450)

/1 Log book 1950 - 1985 (1 on schedule)

/1 Log Book 1985 - 2000 (2 on schedule)

/2 Admission Register 1950 - 1957 (1)

/2 Admission Register 1957 - 1964 (2)

/2 Admission Register 1964 - 1968 (3)

Box two (School Records box 451)

/2 Admission Registers:

1968 - 1975 (4)

1975 - 1985 (5)

1985 - 1995 (6)

1990 - 2001 (7, Nursery)

1995 - 2001 (8)

Box three (School Records box 452)

Folder: In no particular order (various photos 1951 onwards)

Folder: Events 2001 - 3

Folder: Events 2004 -5

Folder: Events 2005 - 6

Folder: Events 2006 - 7

Folder: Christmas Concert, 2005

Folder: Past and Present: Tales from the Log Books (a play, 1999)

Laminated sheets: Mosaic project 2003

Envelope: Junior concert, 2000 and 2 music festival certificates.

9 Photo wallets:

Book week 1994

Our school 1995

Dance week, c.1996


Christmas 1999

3 undated

Loose pages: nativity play photos (undated)

CD-Rom: Grandparents Tea Party 2006

Envelope of 66 loose photographs

Box four (School Records box 453)

Log book 2000 - 2007 (SCH49/3/1/3)*

Photo album ? - 2003 (leaves)

Photo album, c.1996 (red)

Photo album, c.1956 - 1964 (black)

Copy of Games and Activities by Margaret Lang.

Box five (School Records box 454)

VHS video: Gilbert Scott

VHS video: Harvest Festival 1990

VHS video: A journey through the log books, 1999 (see script in box 3)

/2 Pupil roll, 2001 - 2007 (ring binder)

Box: school photos 1990 onwards

Wallet: various class photos*

Envelope: mixed photos mostly of performances*

*These appeared on Ron Cox transfer note as Box of School Photos 1949 - 1998

Box six (School Records box 455)

Photo albums: 1990 - 1993 (blue), c.1969 - 1972 (black)

Boxes seven and eight (School Records Boxes 465 and 466)

Over 150 photos with members of staff named thanks to Jean Thorpe, School Secretary for over 25 years)*

*Transferred in Oct 2007 via Ron Cox

Item date: 1950 - 2007

Accession date: 08/01/2007

Custodial history: Transferred by the school, via Dr Ron Cox, in August 2007.

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