A voluntary school was established at Wood Street in 1878 by a committee under the chairmanship of the Rev. George I. Dupois “to make best use of the provisions of the Elementary Education Act (1870) for furthering the education of the people of this parish”.
It was first intended as an infants’ school for eighty children, to complement the already-established school at Perry Hill. When the proposed school neared the drawing-board stage, however, the Inspectors decided that it should be a full school for fifty children. There was to be one school room, and living accommodation for the teacher.
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