Collection SCH119 - Selhurst High School for Boys

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Selhurst High School for Boys


  • 1904 - 1988 (Creation)

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27 boxes

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Opened in September 1904 as The Borough Secondary School for Boys in the Scarbrook Road premises occupied in the evenings by Croydon Polytechnic. The school moved to The Crescent, Selhurst in 1913, but returned to Scarbrook Road between 1915 and 1918 or 1919, while the school building was in use as a hospital. Renamed Selhurst Grammar School for Boys in 1922. The school became an age 14+ comprehensive from 1971, becoming known as Selhurst High School for Boys. It closed, because of falling rolls and reorganisation, in 1988.

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Retrospectively accessioned 4 August 2001.

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Accession Number: A652

Records of Selhurst High School for Boys

Item date: 1904 - 1988

Depositor's Name: The Head Teacher, Selhurst High School for Boys

Custodial history: Retrospectively accessioned 4 August 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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  • English

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See PC/01/26 for bound copies of The Croydonian, the schools magazine, in the Local Studies Library collection.

An exercise book, dated 1933, belonging to a former pupil is held at AR176.

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