Woolwich & Districts
School Board for London, formed after the 1870 Education Act,
had responsibility for education within the Metropolitan Board
of Works district. Thus education in Plumstead became the responsibility
of the new Board. Previously, children had attended church schools:
St. Margaret’s School, built in 1856 on Plumstead Common
(Plumstead Central School), or Christ Church School, built in1857
on Shooters Hill.
the earliest Board Schools to be built in Plumstead were: Bloomfield
Road, Burrage Grove, Brewery Road, and Plumstead High Street.
The Slade School of 1884 was designed by the famous School Board
for London architect Edward Robson. By 1910 there were about
ten state schools in Plumstead. The original names of these
schools are used above but they were all subsequently renamed.'
with kind permission from an article on the site of the; IDEAL
HOMES: SUBURBIA IN FOCUS - A joint venture of The London Boroughs
of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark
and the University of Greenwich)
BADGES & MOTTOES:
I am wanting
pictures/descriptions of the school badges and mottoes of all
the schools in and around the Woolwich/Plumstead and districts,
both past and present schools.
of, and or drawing of, and any description of, would be most
welcome, along with any school motto.