Collection AR157 - Miscellaneous Records of Addington National (Later Village) School

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Miscellaneous Records of Addington National (Later Village) School


  • 1930 - 1937 (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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Deposited by Patricia Tongue in August 1995.

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Accession Number: A392

Addington School records

Plan of village school, June 1930; rates valuation, December 1933; reports on school buildings, January and April 1937.

Item date: 1930 - 1937

Accession date: Aug 1995

Custodial history: Deposited by Patricia Tongue in August 1995.

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Miscellaneous collection containing a plan of village school, June 1930; rates valuation, December 1933; reports on school buildings, January and April 1937.

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Records of the Addington National School are held at SCH49/2 and administrative papers, 1927 - 1939, are held at CBC/3/2/2.A further collection, covering the years 1829 - 1895 was deposited in 1998 as Accession 561 but has yet to be catalogued.

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