A communication was received from the Board of Education, sanctioning the payment of £5 5s to the Chesterton National School on behalf of the Workhouse children attending there. The Board of Education, it was stated, would be prepared to give their certificate in future after the close of each school year on receiving the necessary particulars as to the average attendance of the Workhouse children, and the sum which was proposed to contribute towards the maintenance of the school.
Cambridge Daily News, 01 August 1901, 3.
Old Chesterton Boys’ School
G. G.Buck, master
Old Chesterton Girls’ School
Miss Townsend, mistress
Old Chesterton Infants’ School
Miss Bond, mistress
The teacher in the photo is Miss M Hunneybun.
The schools in Cambridge took on a evacuees children from London following the outbreak of the Second World War. Chesterton School was one such place that organised arrivals and provided them with an education.
Cambridge Daily News, 1 September 1939, 1.
The school closed in 1981 and the site was developed for housing
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