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Parkside Community College 1996

Cambridge Higher Grade School, Grammar School for Girls, Parkside

History of the Cambridge Grammar School for Girls, Parkside

The Old Schools also opened a girls’ and infants’ school in Park Street in 1877. It had two schoolrooms and a classroom, and was a higher-grade school (fn. 51) from 1896 to 1928, when the senior children were removed, leaving it as a juniors’ and infants’ school. There were about 140 children in the school in 1880 and 200 in 1948. (From British History online.)

Higher Grade School, 1902 (MoC)

The Borough Council opened its own highergrade school in 1913 just after the Milton Road school was taken over. This was in Melbourne Place and provided for about 820 boys and girls. Two of the three remaining Church higher-grade schools closed when it was opened. As in other higher-grade schools small fees were charged until 1918: at Melbourne Place these were between 6d. and 9d. a week. It was called the Central council school from 1919 and became a senior elementary school. (From British History online)

Central School 1939 (Cambridgeshire Collection)


Higher Grade Council Schools for Boys and Girls

Head Master G W Martin

Head Mistress Miss Blair


High Grade School, Melbourne Place

Dr Marion Phillips at Parkside, Cambridge

Central School Reunion – 2005

1962 Cambridge Grammar School for Girls


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