New Brighton Primary School

at Vaughan Rd, New Brighton, CH45 1LH United Kingdom


New Brighton Primary School
Vaughan Rd
New Brighton CH45 1LH
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: 151-6393869
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New Brighton Primary School is a community primary school located in the New Brighton area of Wallasey in the English county of Merseyside.First established in 1908, the site also accommodated New Brighton Secondary Modern School up until 1971.HistoryThe original school was built in 1908 and housed a separate infant, junior, senior boys and senior girls schools. After the 1944 Butler Education Act the secondary school formed part of the Tripartite System of education in which children were tested and streamed at the age of eleven. Pupils were allocated to their respective types of school according to their performance in the eleven plus, a pass resulted in a grammar school or technical school education and a failure in a secondary modern school education.1950s and 60sDuring this period the school consisted of Vaughan Road Infants School & Vaughan Road Junior School, both located on the ground floor. The upper floor housed New Brighton Secondary Modern. Two other buildings were used by the school for practical education woodwork, metalwork and domestic science were located in Field Road and Laburnum Road. Sports activities were carried out at Withen's Lane, together with weekly swimming lessons at the Guinea Gap Baths. The final speech day and prize-giving for New Brighton Secondary Modern took place at the Civic Hall (Wallasey Town Hall) on 2 April 1963. The reason being the intake of pupils was falling. All the pupils transferred to Liscard Secondary School, later renamed Withensfield Secondary School.

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