Sheffield Collegiate School

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Coordinates: 53°22′34″N 1°29′42″W / 53.376°N 1.495°W / 53.376; -1.495

This article is about Sheffield Collegiate School (1836-1884) in Sheffield, England.

Sheffield Collegiate School began in 1836 in new buildings on the corner of Ecclesall Road and Collegiate Crescent (now Grade II listed and part of Sheffield Hallam University[1]). The school enjoyed academic success but lacked sound finances and was taken over by Sheffield Grammar School in 1884, to become Sheffield Royal Grammar School (SRGS) in 1885.

In 1905 Sheffield City Council acquired both Wesley College and SRGS and they were merged on the site of the former to form King Edward VII School (KES), named after the reigning monarch.

Headmasters of Sheffield Collegiate School[edit]

1836-1842 Thomas W. Mellor, M.A. 1861-1871 George B. Atkinson, M.A.
1843-1853 George A. Jacob, M.A. DD 1872-1879 James Cardwell, M.A.
1853-1855 William S. Grignon, M.A. 1880-1884 John J. Dyson, M.A.
1856-1860 Edward D. Ward, M.A

Notable alumni of Sheffield Collegiate School[edit]

Notable staff of Sheffield Collegiate School[edit]

  • Alfred Ainger[2] (1837-1904) - English divine and man of letters, assistant master 1864-66
  • Richard Deodatus Poulett Harris[3] (1817-1899) - Second Master at Collegiate School (1843), then Rector of Hobart Town High School in Tasmania


  • Cornwell, John (2005). King Ted's (1st ed.). King Edward VII School, Sheffield. ISBN 0-9526484-1-5. (This book reviews the period from 1604 to 1905, although its bulk is concerned with 1905-2005.)

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