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Chippenham Grammar School

Chippenham Grammar School Date Photo Taken c.1940
Uploaded 25/11/2008 14:40:28
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Grew out of a Technical Day School, from 1891, and a new school was built in Cocklebury Road in 1899. Moved to a purpose built school at Hardenhuish, pictured here, in 1939. It 1966 it integrated with the secondary modern school in a semi-comprehensive system with all 11 to 13 year old boys and girls being educated on the grammar school site.


David Britton said:

This photo is of the Girls Hardenuish school. The Grammar school was on the other side of Hardenuish park. The Boys school was still getting built at the bottom of Hardenuish Park.I remember it well as the fields between the girls school and the boys school was all open ground and served as an invisible barrier to those "Dreaming" that one day they were allowed to meet.
Posted 27/04/2019
sylvia chappell said:

This Photo is indeed chippenham high school for girls. I was one of the first pupils there when it opened in 1958
Posted 23/05/2016
Matthew Kime MA(Oxon) DPhil(Oxon) LLB said:

This photograph is NOT of Chippenham Grammar School. It is a photograph of the Girls High School building. Accordingly, it could not have been taken until 1956 or thereafter. I attended the Boys\' High School (2 years) and the Chippenham School (3 years) before I moved to Colchester Royal Grammar, then Oxford University, then Yale University, then various others.
Posted 16/12/2014

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