Reference NumberI/CFS/C
TitleRecords of Bowbrook Girls' School and Predecessors
DescriptionRecords of Bowbrook Girls' School and predecessors, 1876-1975
Extent1 file, 22 volumes, 11 items
AdminHistoryThe School Board for London decided to establish a new school on the northern side of the Roman Road in 1875. A site in Wright's Road was chosen extending south almost to Roman Road. The building opened in October 1877 accommodating separate boys, girls, and infants schools. Known at first as Wrights Road Schools by 1895 they had come to be known as Roman Road Schools. The building was enlarged in 1885/6 and completely rebuilt in the 1930s. After the Second World War the ground floor remained an Infants School but the upper two floors became a girls secondary school known first as Roman Road Secondary (G) School then, from 1951, as Bow County Secondary School for Girls.

In 1957 this school merged with Cranbrook County Secondary School in Cranbrook Terrace, Bethnal Green, to become Bowbrook Girls School. In 1975 Bowbrook merged with the Central Foundation School for Girls.

Fairfield Road Schools were opened by the School Board for London in 1876, providing places for 506 children. In 1910 it was decided completely to re-build the school with accommodation for 320 boys, 320 girls and 384 infants. The new school was officially opened in 1914. After the Second World War, the school became a boys secondary school. the girls presumably transferred to Roman Road Secondary Girls' School which accounts for the records of Fairfield Road Girls' School being among this archive.
RelatedMaterialFurther records of Bowbrook Girls, Roman Road, Fairfield Road, Wrights Road and Cranbrook Terrace Schools are held at the London Metropolitan Archives: City of London, series ref: LCC/EO/DIV05
SubjectSecondary schools
Access StatusOpen
AccessConditionsSome of these records contain the personal data of children, therefore, where necessary, they have been closed for 100 years under current Data Protection legislation. See item level descriptions for details.
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