Held AtGloucestershire Archives
LevelCollection
Finding RefD10824
TitleStaple Hill, Mangotsfield : Page School for Girls successor and predecessor schools
Datec.1929-c.2004
DescriptionPhotograph and newscuttings albums [some loose inserts], Staple Hill Senior Girls' School,( includes staff photo of Staple Hill Junior School, 1929), 1929-1955, Staple Hill Senior Girls' School (include programme of Mangotsfield Senior School [mixed] opening ceremony and newscuttings, 1933), 1933-1938, 1937-1982, 3 volumes; loose photographs include headmistress, Miss J M Pye,
c. 1940, staff and pupils, 1943, girls in sports gear [ ? 1st and 2nd elevens c.1950s] [copies]; newspaper cuttings and loose papers include: H M Inspector's report of visit to Staple Hill Senior Girls' School, 1936 [manuscript copy], list of members of staff and some pupils [undated] c.1950s; Staple Hill Secondary School for Girls, Founder's Day programme, 1956, The Magazine, 1958, 1959, 3 small volumes; papers concerning the life and family of the late Florence Griffiths (1895-1990), former teacher at Page School; cuttings concerning ex- staff includes obituaries; list of attendees at reunion of old pupils, 2004
Admin HistoryPage School for Girls formerly Staple Hill Senior School for Girls opened in 1933 and became Staple Hill Secondary Modern School [ boys and girls in separate departments] in 1947. A new school, The Chase Comprehensive was built for the boys c.1966 whilst the Girls' School remained on the site in North View and was renamed Page School for Girls. It merged with Stockwell Hill Comprehensive School (mixed) September 1982 and renamed Downend Comprehensive School. It is now called Downend Community School and relocated to Westerleigh Road in 2005. The original Pages school building was demolished in 2007/8 (ex inf Mrs Vaughan). The log books for Page School are thought to have been destroyed by a teacher.
Custodial HistoryDocuments given by Mrs J Vaughan
TermSchools
Access ConditionsThese records are open for research
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