Tapton Mount School

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Tapton Mount School, formerly Sheffield School for Blind Children, formerly Sheffield School for the Blind was a school for the visually impaired situated at 20 Manchester Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. It opened in 1879 at a cost of £15,000.[1][2] In the 1960s and 70s, the headmaster Frederick Tooze pioneered the integration of students into local comprehensive schools.[3] It closed in 1997 after the pupil roll fall to twelve.

Alumni[edit]

Former Home Secretary, David Blunkett, attended the school between 1952 and 1959. His time at the school is described in his 1995 book, On a Clear Day.

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Coordinates: 53°22′37″N 1°30′27″W / 53.377°N 1.5075°W / 53.377; -1.5075