Knavesmire Primary/Secondary School
Last Updated: 20/01/2021
South Bank Temporary School was opened in St.
Clement's mission room, South Bank Avenue, in 1906. South Bank Temporary
Infants' School was opened in the premises of the Adult School, Balmoral
Terrace, in 1911. There were 159 children enrolled in the 2 temporary
schools in 1914. Both these schools were closed in 1916 when the
Knavesmire Council School, Campleshon Road, Bishopthorpe Road, was
opened. There was accommodation for 800 boys, girls, and infants. In
1919 202 boys, 211 girls, and 227 infants were enrolled. Extensions,
including a new wing, were made in 1931 to increase the accommodation by
160 places. The school was reorganized before 1932 when there were 151
senior boys, 183 senior girls, and 336 juniors and infants attending. In
1956 there were 380 girls enrolled in the secondary school and 350
juniors and infants in the primary school.
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