1853 - The Village School, Wrockwardine, Telford, Shropshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GCMTWood
N 52° 42.288 W 002° 33.392
30U E 529963 N 5839525
Quick Description: The Village School is located in Wrockwardine, Telford, Shropshire.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/7/2015 1:05:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMNBK3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The Village School is located in Wrockwardine, Telford, Shropshire.

St. Peter's Girls' School (with 100 places in schoolroom and classroom) and a new teacher's house were built opposite the church at Miss Cludde's expense. She, from 1854 as Mrs. R. C. Herbert (d. 1906), and her mother (d. 1859) were managers and they defrayed the school's expenses, amounting in 1853 to £45 including the mistress's salary of £35. In 1885 an infant department (60 places) was added but by 1900 girls' and infant departments had amalgamated. Attendance averaged 89 in 1891 and 97 in 1913. There were 90 places and 73 pupils (including 14 infant boys) in 1935. Smethwick evacuees attended 1939-44. In 1940 it became a junior mixed and infant school with 93 pupils. The school became controlled in 1949 and was immediately improved. In 1950 there were 115 pupils in three classes. Numbers were higher in the 1970s owing to housing development at Admaston, and by 1981 two demountable classrooms had been added and the teacher's house was being used as an extension. By then, however, there were only 114 pupils. St Peter's Church of England Controlled School moved to Bratton and The Village school then accommodated the ABC Nursery. It is currently vacant, as the ABC Nursery has moved premises.
Year of construction: 1853

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