Collection SCH86 - Purley High School for Boys

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Purley High School for Boys


  • 1914 - 1988 (Creation)

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19 boxes

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(1914 - 1988)

Administrative history

Founded 29 September 1914 as Purley County Secondary School. The school was single sex throughout its history and a grammar school until it became comprehensive in September 1971. Closed 31 August 1988.

Archival history

Retrospectively accessioned 13 July 2001.

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Accession Number: A635

Records of Purley High School for Boys

Item date: 1914 - 1988

Custodial history: Retrospectively accessioned 13 July 2001.

Access conditions: Log books and punishment registers less than 50 years old are closed, and may only be consulted with the permission of the Director of Education.

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