- c. 1914 - 1986 (Creation)
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Opened 31 March 1913 as Stanford Road Senior Mixed [Boys and Girls] School. The building was used as a military hospital between March 1915 and June 1919 and the pupils accommodated at Winterbourne Road School. Renamed Norbury Manor in December 1922. Reorganised as separate senior boys and senior girls schools from 4 April 1932. [See SCH76]. Renamed Norbury Manor Secondary Modern Boys School, 1 April 1947. Two thirds of school transferred to premises in Winterbourne Road, 1 September 1954, in preparation for rebuilding programme. School reassembled at Stanford Road, 6 January 1964. Became an 11-14 comprehensive school in September 1970. Closed 31 August 1986 as a result of falling rolls.
Retrospectively accessioned 3 July 2001.
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Accession Number: A862
Further photographs of Norbury Manor High School for Boys
Two photographs of sports teams taken at Winterbourne Road in the 1950s. The two members of staff in both photographs are Alec W.H. Matthews (English, left) and Henry C. Wilks (Geography, right).
Item date: c.1955
Accession date: 24/08/2006
Administrative history: A.W.H.Matthews was still on the staff when the donor started there in 1963; H.C.Wilks had moved on.
Custodial history: Donated by Mr Paul W.Sowan, a member of staff at Norbury Manor High School for Boys from 1963.
Acquisition terms: Consistent with previous donations.
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