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St Andrew's Boys School in 1928.

Chesterton Schools

History of Chesterton Schools




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

St Andrew’s girls’ class c.1913

The teacher in the photo is Miss M Hunneybun.


Chesterton School circa 1920s

Chesterton School (date unknown)


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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