Where Did It All Begin
The Marques of Westminster gave the site for the the school. The Rector, The Rev Robert Bruce Kennard paid for the whole cost of erecting the school. It was 1874 by the time the works were completed.
The first headteacher was Miss McLaughton, she was succeeded by Mr John Pollard in 1879 who died at the school house. By the time of the photo above Miss Elizabeth Johnson (later Mrs John Warren) was in charge.
As you can see the school has not changed so very much, the windows are different. Note the doorway into the front of the school that we no longer see now.
Can you imagine being at St Greg’s in 1910?
The school has nearly 150 years of stories and we only have a tiny amount of that to share with you all.
Without people like Mr Plowman and his wonderful account (below) we would be left guessing as to what school days were like in bygone eras.
Should you have any anecdotes, stories or tall tales you’d like to share with us we’d love to hear from you. Our contact details are right here if you’d like to get in touch.