English Martyrs RC Primary School

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English Martyrs Voluntary Primary School

The English Martyrs' Roman Catholic School was opened in March 1882, in buildings probably in Blossom Street, belonging to St. Mary's Convent. There was a mixed department accommodated in 2 rooms and an infants' department under separate management at St. Mary's Convent. There were 58 children in average attendance in 1883. The school moved to new buildings at 17 Blossom Street in 1884; there was said to be accommodation for 290 children in 1887. There were 129 children attending the mixed department and 52 the infants' department in 1910. After reorganization into a junior and infants' school there were in 1932 134 children enrolled. In 1949 the school became an aided primary school. There were 320 children enrolled in 1956.
(Ref: http://www.british-history.ac.uk)


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