A History of Meldreth School

Photo:Meldreth School, 1910

Meldreth School, 1910

Photograph supplied by Kathryn Betts

Photo:The school, c. 1910

The school, c. 1910

Bell's Postcard supplied by Ann Handscombe

Photo:Meldreth School Admissions Register

Meldreth School Admissions Register

entries 1 to 35

Photo:Meldreth School Admissions Register

Meldreth School Admissions Register

entries 36 to 55

Photo:Meldreth School Log Book

Meldreth School Log Book

the first entry

Photo:Tea to mark the opening of the school

Tea to mark the opening of the school

From the Royston Crow, 8th July 1910

1910: the school opens

By Kathryn Betts

Meldreth School opened on Monday 4th April 1910.  Fifty-five children were admitted on the first day, fifty-three of whom had previously attended school in Melbourn.

The school catered for children from the ages of 3 to 14 although Frederick Aldridge, the Headteacher’s son who was enrolled at the school on 5th April 1910 was still only two years old when he started.

Below are the first two pages from the school’s admissions register and show all of the children who were admitted on the first day.  Mr Aldridge, the Headmaster, made sure that his daughter Gladys was the first child to be enrolled!

The entry in the school log book for 4th April 1910, written by Mr Aldridge, the headmaster is also shown below.

On Friday 24th June, a special tea was held at the school.  A report appeared in the Royston Crow on 8th July 1910 and can be seen below.

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This page was added by Kathryn Betts on 06/12/2010.

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