The City of Leicester
Schedule of schools


Victoria County History



R. A. McKinley (editor)

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'The City of Leicester: Schedule of schools', A History of the County of Leicester: volume 4: The City of Leicester (1958), pp. 335-337. URL: Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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The following schedule does not include grammar schools, which have been dealt with separately; it does include all other schools known to have been at any time under the control of either the Leicester School Board (after 1870) or the Leicester Education Committee (after 1903), schools founded by national societies (e.g. British schools), all Anglican church schools, and all other major schools which are known to have taken day pupils and not to have been simply Sunday schools. The schedule has been drawn up mainly from the reports of the Leicester School Board and the Leicester Education Committee and from directories of the borough of Leicester.

The columns in the schedule indicate: (1) name of school; (2) date of foundation; (3) type of school at foundation; (4) date of closure; (5) type of school in 1955, or at closure. The date 1935 in brackets after the name of a school in col. 1 indicates that it came under the control of the Education Committee only in 1935 under the terms of the County of Leicester Review Order of that year, which extended the borough boundary. Where a school is listed as a Board School in col. 3 it was controlled by the Leicester School Board unless otherwise stated in the notes. Where the school was in existence in 1955 the word 'date' appears in col. 4.

Abbreviations used: B., Boys' School; Bd. Sch., Board School; G., Girls' School; I., Infants' School; J., Junior School; Sec., Secondary Modern School.

Abbey Gate, St. Leonard1846C. of E.1954C. of E., I.
Albion St., St. John1856C. of E.1936C. of E., B.
Anstey Lane, Ald. R. Hallam1937PrimarydateI. J.
Archdeacon Lane1838Inf. Sch. Soc.1894Bd. Sch.
Avenue Rd.1894Bd. Sch.dateI. J.
Aylestone Rd.1880Bd. Sch.1882Bd. Sch.
Balfour St.1933PrimarydateFosse Sec. (part). (fn. 1)
Belgrave, Loughborough Rd.1861NationaldateC. of E., I. J.
Belgrave Gate, St. Mark1874C. of E.dateC. of E., I. J.
Belgrave Rd.1875Bd. Sch.dateI. J.
Belper St., Hugh Latimer1888Bd. Sch. (fn. 2) dateI., Sec., B.
Benbow Rise1937PrimarydateI.
Bow St., Christ Church1840National1947C. of E., B.
Braunstone Frith, see New Parks
Braunstone Hall1932PrimarydateJ.
Braunstone Park1950PrimarydateI.
Bridge Rd.1889Bd. Sch. (fn. 3) dateI.
Brunswick St., St. Matthew1869C. of E.dateC. of E., I.
Caldecote Rd. (1935)1930PrimarydateI. J.
Canning Place, St. Margaret1834C. of E.1939I. J.
Caroline Place, St. Mark (fn. 4) 1873C. of E.1901I.
Castle St., St. Mary1785Charity1932C. of E., G.
Catherine St.1880Bd. Sch.dateI. J.
Charlotte St., All Saints1819Inf. Sch. Soc.1898National.
Charnor Rd., Forest Lodge1950PrimarydateI. J.
Charnwood St.1875Bd. Sch.dateI. J.
Chester St., St. Matthew1869C. of E.dateC. of E., I.
Christow St.1877Bd. Sch.dateI. J.
Churchgate, St. Margaret1807Charity1928C. of E., B.
Clarendon Park Rd., St. John1890C. of E.dateC. of E., I. J.
Clyde St.1867Wesleyan1928Primary.
Coleman Rd.1922PrimarydateI.J.
Colton St., St. George (fn. 5) 1828C. of E.dateI.J.
Cort Crescent1938PrimarydateI.J.
Curzon St., St. Matthew1852C. of E.1936C. of E.
Dannett St., St. Paulc. 1926C. of E.c. 1937C. of E.
Deacon St., St. Andrew1865C. of E.dateC. of E., J.
Dudley Avenue, Thurnby Lodge1953PrimarydateJ.
East Bond St., Gt. Meeting (fn. 6) before 1736Congregational1873Bd. Sch.
Eastcourt Rd., Overdale1953PrimarydateI.
Elbow Lane, High Cross1874Bd. Sch.dateSec. G.
Ellesmere Rd. (1935)1934Sec.dateSec. B.
Ellis Avenue1899Bd. Sch.dateSec. B. G.
Evington (1935)1841NationaldateC. of E., I. J.
Evington Drive, Mayflower1951PrimarydateJ.
Evington Valley Rd.1935PrimarydateI.
Folville Rise (1935)1934Sec.dateSec., G.
Fosse Rd.1904Primary1927Primary
Friar Lane, St. Martin1789CharitydateC. of E., Sec., B.
Gervas Rd., Thurnby Lodge1952PrimarydateI.
Gillman Rd., New Parks Ho.1951PrimarydateJ.
Gipsy Lane, Northfield Ho.1936PrimarydateJ.
Gladstone St. (fn. 7) 1880Bd. Sch.1883Bd. Sch.
Gladstone St., St. Luke1874C. of E.1930C. of E.
Glenfield St., Christ the King1951R.C.dateR.C., I. J.
Gopsall St., St. Peter1876C. of E.dateC. of E., J.
Granby Rd.1889Bd. Sch. (fn. 8) dateI. J.
Green Lane1895Bd. Sch.dateI., Sec., B.
Grove Rd., St. Saviour1882C. of E.dateC. of E., I. J.
Gwendolin Rd., Crown Hills1950Sec.dateSec., B. G.
Hamelin Rd., Wycliffe1929PrimarydateI., Sec., B. G.
Harrison Rd., Rushey Mead1904PrimarydateI., Sec., B. G.
Harrison Rd., St. Patrick1937R.C.dateR.C., all age.
Hattern Avenue, Woodstock1951PrimarydateI. J.
Hazel St.1882Bd. Sch.dateI. J.
Headland Rd., Linden1952PrimarydateI. J.
Hill St.1831British1893British
Hinckley Rd.1913PrimarydateI. J.
Holy Bones, County Sch.1814National1904National
Humberstone (1935)1857NationaldateI. J.
Imperial Avenue1933PrimarydateI.
Ingle St.1891Bd. Sch. (fn. 9) dateI. J.
King Richard's Rd.1874Bd. Sch.dateI., Sec., G.
Knighton Fields Rd. West1928PrimarydateI. J.
Knighton Lane, Sir J. North1937Sec.dateSec., G.
Knighton1840National1927I. J.
Lansdowne Rd.1881Bd. Sch. (fn. 10) dateI., Sec., B.
Laxton St., St. Andrew1851NationaldateC. of E., I.
Mantle Rd., Fosse1897Bd. Sch.dateI., Sec., B. G.
Marriott Rd.1926PrimarydateI. J.
Meadow Gardens, Linwood (1935)1929Sec.dateSec., B. G.
Medway St.1886Bd. Sch.dateI. J.
Melbourne Rd., Dale1892Bd. Sch.dateI., Sec., B. G.
Mellor St.1879Bd. Sch. (fn. 11) dateI. J.
Mere Rd., Sacred Heart1884R.C.dateR.C., all age.
Metcalf St.before 1846Inf. Soc. Sch.1876Bd. Sch.
Milton St.1883Bd. Sch.1938Primary
Moat Rd.1901Bd. Sch.dateI., Sec., B. G.
Narborough Rd., Robert Hall1908Primary1929Primary
Narborough Rd., St. Mary's Fields (fn. 12) 1938PrimarydateI.
Narborough Rd., Westcotes1903Bd. Sch.dateSec., B. G.
New Parks (fn. 13) 1954Sec.dateSec., B.
New Walk, Holy Cross1887R.C.dateR.C., all age.
Overton Rd.1881Bd. Sch. (fn. 14) dateI. J.
Overton Rd., Mundella (fn. 15) 1933Sec.dateSec., B.G.
Oxford St.1874Bd. Sch.1906Primary.
Oxford St., Paradise Placebefore 1846Inf. Sch. Soc.c. 1880St. Andrew's Mission Sch.
Pindar Rd., New Parks Ho.1947PrimarydateI.
Regent Rd., Holy Trinity1871C. of E.dateC. of E., I., Sec., G.
Royal East St., St. Patrick1824R.C.1937R.C., Primary.
Saffron Lane, Newry (1935)1933PrimarydateJ.
St. Barnabas Rd., St. Barnabas1897C. of E.dateC. of E., I. J.
Shaftesbury Rd.1886Bd. Sch.dateJ.
Simmins Cres., Eyres Monsell1953PrimarydateI.
Slater St.1874Bd. Sch.dateI. J.
Southfields Drive (1935)1934PrimarydateI.
Syston St.1874Bd. Sch.dateI.
Taylor St.1932PrimarydateI. J.
Trinity Lanec. 1879C. of E.1937Primary.
Union St., St. Martinc. 1862C. of E.1904C. of E., I.
Upper Conduit St., St. Peter1867C. of E.1954C. of E., I.
Victoria Park Rd., Lancaster1939Sec.dateSec., B.
Vine St., All Saints1898C. of E.dateC. of E., I. J.
Wellington St., Holy Cross1824R.C.1887R.C.
Western Park, King Richard1947Sec.dateSec., B.
Whitehall Avenue1952PrimarydateI. J.
Wigston Lane, Montrose1954PrimarydateJ.
Willow St., Willow Mead1884Bd. Sch.dateSec., G.
Wyvern Avenue1933PrimarydateI.


1 See below, Mantle Street.
2 Belgrave Sch. Bd.
3 West Humberstone Sch. Bd.
4 Formerly St. Margaret's Inf. Sch., opened c. 1860.
5 Originally in churchyard.
6 See p. 393.
7 There was formerly a ragged sch. in Gladstone St.: see White, Dir. Leics. (1877), 368.
8 Aylestone Sch. Bd.
9 Newfoundpool Sch. Bd.
10 Aylestone Sch. Bd.
11 Belgrave Sch. Bd.
12 Sometimes known as Haddenham Rd. Sch.
13 Braunstone Frith J. Sch. temporarily from 1954.
14 West Humberstone Sch. Bd.
15 Originally known as Tailby Estate Sch.