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Ref No SE/5
TitleSt.Helens Parish Church (St Mary's) Schools Duke Street/York Street Infants School, St.Helens
Date 1872-1972
Extent4 volumes
Level Series
RelatedMaterialMTH/67 'The provision of education in the St.Helens area 1833-1902' by Derek Norcross, 1970.
AdminHistoryThere are no records in existence for the school that was attached to the Parish Church of St Helen during the medieval period. Records have not survived for the Free School that was attached during the seventeenth century either. The earliest surviving logbook relates to Duke Street Infants School (later known as St.Helens Duke Street National School).

More accommodation was required in 1879 for the Parish Church School in Wolseley Road, St.Helens, so an extra storey was built over the Duke Street Infants School. However both schools each had its own headmistress and continued to be organised separately. These establishments were subsequently known as York Street Schools.

Girls from York Street were transferred to Wolseley Road in 1894, leaving only Infants at York Street. Boys from Moorflat School (est. 1793) were also transferred to Wolseley Road when it was considered that their school had become too old and lacked sufficient accommodation. By mid twentieth century Wolseley Road School had become known as St Mary's Secondary School.
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