Plymouth High School for Girls

at St Lawrence Road, Plymouth United Kingdom

<p><b>Devonport High School for Girls</b> is a selective girls' state grammar school with <a href="/pages/w/244477468897219">academy status</a> (ages 11–18) in <a href="/pages/w/107666599263369">Plymouth</a>, England.</p><h2>History</h2><p>In September 1908 Devonport High School for Girls was recognised as a girls secondary school. It was originally located at Paradise Road, Stoke in Plymouth, and known as Devonport Municipal Secondary School for Girls. It was established approximately 15 years after its sibling <a href="/pages/w/104095659625545">Devonport High School for Boys</a>. The school moved to its current location which overlooks the <a href="/pages/w/108738829150164">Plymouth Argyle</a> football ground, <a href="/pages/w/138116442880370">Home Park</a>, on September 10, 1937, from its original location on Paradise Road. The school was divided into four houses- St.Joan, St.Margaret, St.Monica and St.Ursula. They were then changed to Falcon, Kestrel, Hawk and Eagle. Today the house system still exists but are now named Flete, Kitley, Hartland and Edgecumbe after local houses.</p><p>During <a href="/pages/w/109429592416229">World War II</a> the girls were evacuated to Tiverton grammar school, whilst the DHSG building was initially used by the fire service who were drafted in from across England to fight fires created by the aerial bombardment. It was also used as a machine shop for the dockyard during this period. The building suffered bomb damage during the war. The tennis and netball courts added in 1952 can now be seen at a lower level than the playing field due to a crater an exploded mine had left.</p><p>Honour boards which hang at the back of the main hall were paid for by the money each of the pupils received to mark the <a href="/pages/w/132770456758832">Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II</a>. In 1971 DHSG started to accept girls from all areas of Plymouth and by the 1980s girls were coming from outside of Plymouth. In 2005 DHSG acquired Specialist Language College status bringing with it funding to provide better facilities, not just in building updating and expansion but in technology also. The new Learning Centre constructed in 2005 housed a modern library, new language laboratories and two fully equipped computer rooms.</p>


Plymouth High School for Girls
St Lawrence Road
Plymouth
United Kingdom
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