Collection SCH89 - Purley Oaks Primary School

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Purley Oaks Primary School


  • 1873 - 1997 (Creation)

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9 boxes

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(1873 - 1997)

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Brighton Road Senior Boys School was opened on 19 August 1873; Brighton Road Junior Mixed [Boys and Girls] School on 22 August 1873 and Brighton Road Senior Girls School on 29 September 1873. Brighton Road Infants School also opened at some point in 1873. Between 24 December 1874 and 31 March 1878 and between 31 December 1912 and 31 December 1921, the Senior Girls School and the Junior School were combined. On 1 January 1922, the schools were reorganised to form a Senior Mixed [Boys and Girls] School and a Junior and Infants School. The name of the schools was also changed in 1922 from Brighton Road to Purley Oaks. On 23 August 1926, a further reorganisation saw the creation of a Senior and Junior School and an Infants School. On 31 August 1955, the senior pupils were transferred to South Croydon Secondary School and a Junior School and an Infants School were created. On 1 September 1981, the two schools were combined into a single Junior and Infants school under one head.

Archival history

Retrospectively accessioned 23 July 2001. SCH89/2/18-19 transferred by the school, via Dr Ron Cox, in December 2009.

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Accession Number: A984

Further records of Purley Oaks Primary School

Admission registers:

18) 1981 - 1999

19) 1999 - 2004

Item date: 1981 - 2004

Accession date: 02/12/2009

Custodial history: Transferred by the school via Dr Ron Cox in December 2009

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Administrative papers: 1872 - 1890 CBC/3/2/16; 1891 - 1903, CBC/3/2/17; 1903 - 1924, CBC/3/2/60; 1923 - 1939, CBC/3/2/61. There is a 120th anniversary brief history of the schools in the Local Studies Library collection. See S70 (372) PUR.

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