Collection SCH61 - Ingram High School for Boys [Later Selhurst High School for Boys]

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Ingram High School for Boys [Later Selhurst High School for Boys]


  • 1905 - 2007 (Creation)

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(1905 - 2007)

Administrative history

In May 1905 separate Boys, Girls and Infant Schools were opened. They bore the name Ingram Road. On 27 March 1915 the buildings became a military hospital and the schools moved to (Boys) Beulah Road Boys School and Thornton Heath Baths and (Girls) All Saints Hall and the hall of Beulah Crescent Baptist Church.

On 4 January 1932 the Schools were organised for Senior Boys, Senior Girls and Infants.

In or about 1958 the Girls School was moved into new premises and became known as Westwood School.

In April 1961 Juniors began to be admitted to the Infant School which moved into new premises in September 1961 and two months later was renamed David Livingstone School. .

Ingram Boys School remained on its original site until 1996 when it moved to The Crescent and the premises occupied, until 1988, by Selhurst High School for Boys. From 1997 the school changed its name from Ingram Boys High School to Selhurst High School for Boys, although it was entirely separate from the original school to bear that name. It closed in July 2008.

Archival history

At the time the school transferred to The Crescent, ts records were then intact except for one missing Log Book, but were reported by the Head, 5 November 2001, as being mislaid or lost. This was believed to be the case until the records were found at the school following its closure in July 2008.

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Accession Number: A961

Records of Ingram High School for Boys (later Selhurst High School for Boys)

Log Books (4):

1905 - 1921

1937 - 1961 (1921 - 1937 missing)

1961 - 1985

1985 - 1990

Admission Registers (8):

1905 - 1921

1921 - 1932

1932 - 1948

1945 - 1948 (Over Age)

1949 - 1960

1960 - 1972

1972 - 1981

1994 - 1996

Registers of Corporal Punishment (3):

1943 - 1960

1960 - 1978

1978 - 1996

Custodial history: Transferred following the closure of the school via Dr Ron Cox.

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From 1997 the school was known as Selhurst High School for Boys. The collection is only partially catalogued.;

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The collection has been catalogued under the name of Ingram High School for Boys because this is how it was known for the majority of its lifetime and to prevent confusion with the original Selhurst High School for Boys.

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  • English

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Surviving records of Ingram Girls School are held in the collection of Westwood High School for Girls. See SCH145.

Surviving records of Ingram Infant School are held in the collection of David Livingstone Primary School. See SCH33.

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