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School History - Photographs & Drawings of the School

Drawing of the Royal Union Schools building designed in 1837 to accommodate 500 scholars at an expense of 800.  The old Boys' Schoolroom was demolished and rebuilt with an additional schoolroom for girls over it. Each schoolroom was 60 feet by 30 feet and had an adjoining 'classroom'. For a sketch-plan of the internal layout click here

 

The corner of Middle St. and Duke St. c1890. The school is at the far left.

 

Boyce's Street 1870s - these cottages were demolished so that the school could be extended. In 1875 numbers 3,4 and 5 Boyce's St and part of 58 West St were purchased as a site for an Infant School and to enlarge the boys' playground and provide a playground for the girls and infants. The approach to the girls' department, which had been by a staircase from Middle Street was now made by a long corridor and staircase from Boyce's St.
 

The Middle Street side of the school - 1905

 

Boyce's Street - 1950s

 

School from playground - 1954 (Brighton & Hove Gazette)

 

The Middle Street side of the school - 1973.

 

The Middle Street side of the school - 1973 - work is underway for the rebuilding of the school in 1974.
See the drawings made by children of the demolition
here
 

This stone, with its inscription just about legible, is now in our infant playground. It reads -

MIDDLE STREET SCHOOLS
Formerly known as the ROYAL UNION SCHOOL
FOUNDED 1805 : REBUILT AND ENLARGED 1837
TRANSFERRED 1874-80 : AND REMODELLED BY THE
BRIGHTON SCHOOL-BOARD 1877

 

Birds-eye view of the school buildings 2005.

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