Pevsner’s Cambridgeshire notes that it was built ‘1937-41 by S E Unwin, an excellent example of progressive 1930s school architecture, brick, freely grouped, and generously spaced.’
Historical information about this school can be found here:
The diarist Jack Overhill visited the school 30 October 1941 to ask about a State loan for his daughter Jess to be able to go to teacher training college.
Janet Slade taught art at the Girls County from 1960 until it became a sixth form college. In 2016 she recalled her time there (with a wood fire in the background):
Pat Chapman had moved with her family into Spalding Way in 1954. She started at the Girls County that autumn. in 2016 she recounted how much she enjoyed everything except for the beetroot and the tapioca.
After A levels she went on to work at the University Library and then in the library of the Department of Botany:
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