Schools & Sunday Schools

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Vale Academy, Todmorden
A private school known as
Dewhirst's Classical & Commercial Academy

established at Vale House, Wellington Road by James and William Dewhirst and their sisters, Jane and Betty, around 1830. At one point, they had 132 pupils.

Luke Barker was a pupil here

Vale Baptist People's College
A school established around 1860 at Vale Baptist Church, Todmorden where workers in local mills were taught reading, writing, arithmetic, history, grammar, physiology and phrenology

Vale Board School, Cornholme

Vale Council School, Todmorden
Built in 1879. Opened in 1881 for infants, junior and senior scholars.

It accommodated 324 children [1917].

In 1950, it became nursery and infants' school only.

It closed in 1983.

There were plans to demolish the school but, in 1985, an association was set up to turn it into a community centre.

In 2009, Calderdale Council sold the school.

See Napoleon Kershaw

Vale Evening Continuation School
Todmorden-cum-Walsden. Recorded in 1893

Victoria Road School, Bailiff Bridge
Aka Bailiff Bridge Junior School. Replaced Bailiff Bridge British School when it opened in 1907.

Closed in 19??

Victoria School, Rastrick
Gooder Lane. Aka Victoria Council School, Victoria Central School.

Opened as the Victoria Board Schools on 1st October 1892, by the Rastrick School Board. The opening ceremony was performed A. T. Clay, chairman of the Site Board. The construction cost was £6,450.

It accommodated 312 girls and 260 infants [1892].

In 1921, it became a senior elementary school.

In 1948, it became a secondary modern school.

In 1969, this and St Martin's Secondary Modern School, Brighouse merged to become Eastfield School.

In 1972, it became the Victoria Youth Club.

See Benny Sykes

Victoria Street Board School, Halifax
Aka Victoria Street East Board School.

There was a mixed school and an infants' school [1883].

The average attendance was 257 [1881], and 238 [1882].

Masters & teachers at the School have included

  • James Littlewood [1881]
  • Miss Jane S. Kemp (infants) [1881]

Voluntary School
A school for which the funding fell upon the managers of the schools with the assistance of a Parliamentary grant. In provided schools, no religious catechism of any particular denomination could be taught, whereas in voluntary schools, any religious instruction could be given.

See Board School, British School, National School and Provided School


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