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I went to Harrison Barrow Grammar School, but I have no idea who Harrison Barrow was, there doesn't appear to be any information about him. Can anyone tell me anything about him? I believe he was a city councillor but surely he must have done more than that to get a school named after him.
Does anyone have an ancestor who attended Emily Penzer's School in the Balsall Heath area in the late 1800s or early 1900s? I would be so grateful for even the smallest information on this school. Thank you, Jay.
Birmingham Schools and The Elementary Education Act 1870
The elementary education act was quickly adopted in Birmingham with the first School Board for the town taking place in November of that year. By 1879, the Board had opened 24 schools, all of them architecturally considered, ornaments of the town. The following is a list of these schools with the date of opening,and the number of scholars for whom accommodation is provided including boys,girls, and infants; Name of school Date of opening No of Children Farm Street July 1873 1055 Bloomsbury March 1873 1059 Jenkins Street May 1873 1136 Steward Street July 1873 1055 Garrison Lane July 1873 968 Elkington Street May 187 4983 Lower Windsor Street November 1874 1055 Allcock Street April 1875 1052 Rea Street South July1875 1070 Osler Street November 1875 1025 Datmouth Street May-Oct 1876 1053 Smith Street June 1876 972 Bristol Street October 1876 1023 Nelson Street November 1876 971 Norton Street November 1876 994 Moseley Road January 1877 1017 FoxStreet January 1877 1017 Brookfields November 1877 1018 Summer Lane September 1877 1352 Oozells Street January 1879 807 Dudley Road June 1878 1220 Little Green Lane August 1878 1347 Hutton Street January 1879 1095 Montgomery Street July 1879 1000 The totalamount spent in the erection of school buildings and purchase of sites, is £349,575 19s 1d the total cost of school maintenance for eight years was£94,928. This information was taken from Robert K Dents book Old and New Birmingham publishedin 1880.
Saltley College Primary School. Bridge Road Birmingham
1853 - 1940 Destroyed by enemy action 1940
Last Headmaster Mr Fleet.
Teachers Mr Court. Mr goode. Mr Rushton. Mr Turner (Woodwork)
Edit. Extract from British History Online:
SALTLEY COLLEGE C. OF E. SCHOOL, College Road, Saltley. Worcester Diocesan Practising Sch. opened with one master 1853,(22) comprising 2 schoolrooms accom. 185 B.(1, 29) A schoolroom and a classroom, accom. 456,(1) opened 1871.(22) Fees retained until 1904. Alterations made 1891, 1910, 1935. Reorganized 1932, 1935 for SB. Damaged by enemy action and closed 1941.(21)