Peterborough County Grammar School for Girls

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Peterborough County Grammar School for Girls
Motto Non sibi sed deo et alteri
Not for ourselves, but for God and others
Established 1904
Closed 1982
Type Grammar school
Headteacher Miss Kate Wragge (1904-1936)
Miss Vail (1936-1946)
Miss Mona Mathews (1946-1969)
Mrs Pat Halliday (1969-74)
Mr Tom Martin (acting head) (Sept-Dec 1974)
Miss Rosamund Roberts (Jan 1975-82)
Chair Dr Jack Hunt
Location Cobden Avenue
52°34′53″N 0°14′49″W / 52.5813°N 0.247°W / 52.5813; -0.247Coordinates: 52°34′53″N 0°14′49″W / 52.5813°N 0.247°W / 52.5813; -0.247
Local authority Soke of Peterborough County Council/Huntingdon and Peterborough County Council/Cambridgeshire
Students c.700
Gender Girls
Ages 11–18
Houses Gordon, Kitchener, Marlborough, Nelson, Sidney, Wellington
From 1956 - Burghley, Deene, Kirby, Milton
Publication Chronicle
Website Peterborough County Grammar School

The Peterborough County Grammar School for Girls was an all-female grammar school in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England.


Peterborough County School for Girls[edit]

The school which was to become Peterborough County Grammar School for Girls opened on 17 September 1904 as a Pupil Teachers Training Centre in four rooms of the County Technical School in Broadway, with Miss Wragge as Headmistress.

In 1907, the school became Peterborough Girls Secondary School and moved to Park Road.

In 1911 the school changed its name to Peterborough County School for Girls and a new school building, designed by Annesley Brownrigg, was built on the corner of Lincoln Road (then the A15) and Cobden Avenue, near the junction with Burghley Road.


In 1944 the school became Peterborough County Grammar School, administered by the Peterborough Joint Education Board, later the Peterborough City Education Committee.

The Chairman of the Governors, Dr Jack Hunt, would have a school named after him. The New Hall was built in 1955, and new science labs were built in 1956. National hockey matches were played on the sports pitch.

In 1976, the school changed its name again to Peterborough County Girls School when it became a comprehensive school.


The school was closed in 1982, and school pupils and some members of staff moved to the Ken Stimpson Community School in Werrington.

The school buildings were demolished, apart from the caretakers house, and in 1985 the sheltered housing complex Lincoln Gate was built on the site.



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