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31/08/2021

We are 180!

We are 180!

 

The original St George's "National School" opened in Ramsgate in 1841. A plot of land measuring 92 feet by 250 feet, between Church Street and School Lane was purchased on 6th April 1839 by the Rev. Richard Harvey from Mr James Smith at a cost of £498.  This was the original site of the school.

The school was founded to “increase the means of providing a moral and religious education according to the tenets of the established Church in England for the children of both sexes of the poor of the parishes of Ramsgate and St. Laurence and to engraft therein a suitable course of instruction to their station in life ”. Initially teaching was provided in separate classes for approximately 130 boys and 150 girls of primary and secondary ages, plus 150 infants.

 

You can find more on our History page and there will be regular postings from our history on the Facebook page this year.