Croydon High School

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Croydon High School
Established 1874
Type Independent day school
Headmistress Mrs D Leonard
Location Old Farleigh Road
South Croydon
Greater London
CR2 8YB
England Coordinates: 51°20′28″N 0°03′41″W / 51.3411°N 0.0615°W / 51.3411; -0.0615
Local authority Croydon
DfE number 306/6081
DfE URN 101845 Tables
Students 630~
Gender Girls
Ages 3–18
Colours Blue     
Website www.croydonhigh.gdst.net

Croydon High School is an independent day school for girls located near Croydon, London, England. It is one of the original schools founded by the Girls' Day School Trust.

History[edit]

The school was founded in 1874 in Wellesley Road just north of the centre of Croydon, and the first Headmistress was Dorinda Neligan. The school was evacuated to Bradden, Northamptonshire during World War II. The present building in Old Farleigh Road, Selsdon, South Croydon, Surrey was opened in 1966. It was a direct grant grammar school until the abolition of the scheme and the tripartite system during the 1970s.

Houses[edit]

Girls entering the senior school are assigned to one of the four houses.[1]

House Colour
Curie     
Eliot     
Garrett     
Seacole     

Notable former pupils[edit]

Headmistresses[edit]

Past headmistresses[4]

  • 1874-1901 Miss Dorinda Neligan (1833-1914) Anecdote The Women's Suffrage Movement
  • 1902-1924 Miss Marion Leahy
  • 1925 (Spring term) Miss Eleanor Roper, acting headmistress
  • 1925-1939 Miss Ella Ransford
  • 1939-1960 Miss Margaret F. Adams
  • 1960-1974 Miss Elsa Cameron
  • 1974-1979 Miss Agnes McMaster
  • 1979-1990 Miss Agnes Mark
  • 1990-1997 Mrs Pauline Davies
  • 1998-2007 Miss Lorna M. Ogilvie
  • 2007-2010 Mrs Zelma Braganza
  • 2010- Mrs Debbie Leonard

References[edit]

  1. ^ Senior School House System
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.asha-foundation.org/women/women/wendy_savage.php
  4. ^ List of past headmistresses courtesy of the librarian, Croydon High School GDST

External links[edit]