St Edmund's Girls' School

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
St Edmund's C.E Girls School
Salisbury - Old St Edmunds School - North End - - 1079830.jpg
The old building
Established 1815
Type Academy
Religion Church of England
Headmistress Miss Sarah Busby (2011-present)
Location Church Road, Laverstock
51°04′49″N 1°46′16″W / 51.08032°N 1.77118°W / 51.08032; -1.77118Coordinates: 51°04′49″N 1°46′16″W / 51.08032°N 1.77118°W / 51.08032; -1.77118
Students c. 900
Gender Girls
Ages 11–16
Website School website

St Edmund's Girls' School is an all-girls secondary school with academy status in Laverstock, near Salisbury, south Wiltshire, England.

The school's building in Church Road, Laverstock, was completed in 1964 and became St. Edmund's Church of England Girls' School.[1] It gained academy status in 2012. Built for 480 pupils, the school has been extended and now has over 800 places.[2]

There was a St Edmund's school in 1815, associated with St Edmund's Church, Bedwin Street, in central Salisbury. (The church became Salisbury Arts Centre in 1975). The school's first permanent site was a National School built in 1860 to the west of the church. Alterations to the school in 1896 increased its capacity to 675 places. On reorganization of education in the city in 1926, the school catered for 350 girls aged 11 and over. Further changes in 1944 turned the school into a secondary modern, which in 1951 became voluntary controlled.[1] The former school is a Grade II* listed building.[3]


  1. ^ a b "St. Edmund's Church of England Girls' School". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Heritage and history". St. Edmund's Girls' School. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "St Edmund's School, School Lane (1273059)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 

External links[edit]