Stafford Grammar School, Newport Road, Stafford

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Date:1893 - 1894 (c.)

Description:View of the School House at King Edward VI Grammar School from the front. The two girls near the doorway are believed to be Mabel Frances Layng (later to become an artist) and Ada Clarice Layng, the daughters of the Headmaster of the Grammar School, A.E.F. Layng, who lived in the house at this time.

The Free Grammar School of King Edward VI was established in 1550 using St. Bertelin's Chapel as a schoolroom. Due to the poor state of repair of the schoolroom the school was rebuilt on Gaol Square, North Walls, in 1813. The school finally moved to new premises on Newport Road in 1862.

In 1919 the education Committee took over the school and in 1928 built a new hall and wing facing Friars Terrace.

In the mid 1970s the grammar school merged with Stafford Girl's High School to become a comprehensive. Part of the buildings are now used as a sixth form college.

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Donor ref:97.004.00269 (37/15892)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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