Ensham School

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Ensham School
Established c.1905
Closed 1986
Type Comprehensive
Location Franciscan Road
Tooting
London
SW17 8HE
England Coordinates: 51°25′34″N 0°09′47″W / 51.426°N 0.163°W / 51.426; -0.163
Local authority ILEA
Gender Girls
Ages 11–18

Ensham School was a girls' comprehensive school in Tooting, South London. During the 1930s it was a mixed central school. By the 1950s it had become a girls' secondary modern school. It was later made a comprehensive school.

The school closed when it was amalgamated in 1986 with Furzedown Secondary School, a mixed comprehensive school, to create the new Graveney School on the former Furzedown Secondary School site.

History[edit]

Ensham School was constructed during the period of expansion of Tooting at turn of the 20th century.

By the 1930s it was known as Ensham Central (Mixed) School.[1][2] In the late 1950s the school was called Ensham County Secondary School.[3] It later became Ensham Secondary School.

In the 1930s the school was a mixed central school, becoming a girls' secondary modern school by the 1950s and a girls' comprehensive school by the late 1970s.

In 1986 Ensham was amalgamated with Furzedown Secondary School, a mixed comprehensive school, to create the new Graveney School.[4] Initially the school operated in both the former Ensham and Furzedown buildings, but eventually the Ensham site was closed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ensham Central (Mixed) School, Franciscan Road, S.W.17 – Minutes of Managers – ref. LCC/EO/PS/5/11". London County Council. Access to Archives. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  2. ^ "Two Adolescent Years – Chamberlain to Blitz – Part One". WW2 People's War. BBC. 2004. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  3. ^ "Wandsworth: Ensham County Secondary School". ED 109/9330. The National Archives. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  4. ^ Graveney School [Prospectus] for September 2008. Graveney School. 2007. p. 5. Retrieved 2007-12-08. 

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