Webpage created: July 17, 2017.
Webpage updated: July 17, 2017
NORTH ROAD BOARD SCHOOL
North Road Board School, Plymouth, was officially opened by the Mayor of Plymouth, Mr J T Bond, on the evening of Friday April 10th 1896.
The former North Road
Board School, Plymouth.
Work had started on the building in 1894. It was designed by Mr James Hine of Messrs Hine and Odgers.
In order that the Oxford Street Board Schools could be extended to alleviate the chronic overcrowding, the girls were transferred to North Road. The building provided accommodation for 350 girls and 450 infants and was the most expensive school erected to date by the Plymouth School Board. The cost worked out at £18 per pupil compared with £12 per pupil in the past.
The average attendance in 1901 was 476 girls under Miss Kate Firks and 503 infants in the charge of Miss Louisa Moore.
Following the transfer of responsibilities for education from the Plymouth School Board to the Plymouth Local Education Authority, as from April 1st 1903 the North Road Board School became the North Road Elementary School.