Stafford Grammar School, Newport Road, Stafford

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Date:1893 - 1894 (c.)

Description:A view of the School House at King Edward VI Grammar School from the south east. The two girls playing croquet 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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1890s
Miss Layng's Preparatory School, Newport Road, Stafford
Miss Layng's Preparatory School, Newport Road, Stafford

A group of school boys with their teacher, Miss Layng, at her private School at ...

1910s
Packman's decorators shop, Newport Road, Stafford
Packman's decorators shop, Newport Road, Stafford

W. Packman, plumber, decorator and glazier, 42 Newport Road, Stafford. In the window ...

1950s
Mercia Boys Morris Side, Stafford
Mercia Boys Morris Side, Stafford

The Mercia Boys Morris side pictured outside King Edward VI Grammar School on Newport ...

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Donor ref:97.004.00268 (37/15893)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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