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The School Board for London, formed after the 1870 Education Act, had responsibility for education within the Metropolitan Board of Works district. Thus education in Plumstead became the responsibility of the new Board. Previously, children had attended church schools: St. Margaret’s School, built in 1856 on Plumstead Common (Plumstead Central School), or Christ Church School, built in1857 on Shooters Hill.

Among the earliest Board Schools to be built in Plumstead were: Bloomfield Road, Burrage Grove, Brewery Road, and Plumstead High Street. The Slade School of 1884 was designed by the famous School Board for London architect Edward Robson. By 1910 there were about ten state schools in Plumstead. The original names of these schools are used above but they were all subsequently renamed.'

(Reprinted with kind permission from an article on the site of the; IDEAL HOMES: SUBURBIA IN FOCUS - A joint venture of The London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and the University of Greenwich)

WANTED SCHOOL BADGES & MOTTOES:

I am wanting pictures/descriptions of the school badges and mottoes of all the schools in and around the Woolwich/Plumstead and districts, both past and present schools.

Any photo of, and or drawing of, and any description of, would be most welcome, along with any school motto.

Please contact Colin.

 

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