- 1896 - 1995 (Creation)
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Boston Road Schools were opened on 25 August 1896. In 1921 or 1922 they were remaned West Thornton. From 1896 until 1931 there were separate Departments for Infants, Post-Infant Girls and Post-Infant Boys. From 11 Sept 1931 Senior Boys and Girls went elsewhere leaving separate Departments for Infants, Junior Girls and Junior Boys. Then on 1 September 1955, the Junior Girls and Boys were combined into one Junior Mixed Department and on 1 September 1958 the Infants and Juniors were brought together to form one Primary School.
To summarise the above paragraph:
1896 - 1958 Infants
1896 - 1931 Post Infant Girls and Post Infant Boys
1931 - 1955 Junior Girls and Junior Boys
1955 - 1958 Junior Mixed
1958 onwards Primary
In September 1939 the schools were evacuated to Brighton, but re-opened in Boston Road in April 1940.
In April 1976 the school vacated its original premises in Boston Road and moved into premises earlier occupied by Lanfranc Girls School (Rosecourt Road).
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Accession Number: A762
Records of West Thornton Primary School
Collection consists of ten log books, eighteen admission registers and one register of corporal punishment. The collection also includes 9 photographs of damage caused by vandalism.
Item date: 1896 - 1995
Accession date: 29/02/2004
Access conditions: Log books less than 50 years old are closed, and may only be consulted with the permission of the Director of Education.
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