Collection SCH126 - Smitham Primary School

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Smitham Primary School


  • 1886 - 1991 (Creation)

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2 boxes

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Opened as Cane Hill Mission Room (Church of England) School in 1886. Its successor, Smitham Bottom School opened in new buildings in Malcolm Road in 1893. From 1905, when a new Smitham Bottom Mixed School was opened elsewhere, until reorganisation in 1932, only infants were accommodated. The school moved into new premises in 1991.

Archival history

Retrospectively accessioned 16 August 2001.

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Accession Number: A830

Further records of Smitham Primary School

2 admission registers 1985 - 1993, 1993 - 2002

Minutes of Governing Body and associated papers 1987- 1991, 1991- 1994, 1995 - 1997

Minutes of Finance Sub-Committee and associated papers 1990 - 1992

Papers relating to inspection by LEA inspectorate 1993

Plans of new school, 1990 - 1991

Item date: 1990 - 2002

Accession date: 10/01/2005

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There is a short history of Smitham Primary School in a booklet produced to produced to celebrate the schools anniversary, held in the Local Studies Library collection, reference S70 (372) SMI.

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