St Patrick's school

Started by: LEP1950 (746)

Would anyone happen to know when St Patick's school first opened and how it was organised - single sex classes or coeducation? I am asking for someone on the other site. I attended the school myself in the late fifties and I know what it was like then, but I believe the first junior mixed class was in 1956. Had the school had single sex classes from its opening until 1956? Perhaps some of the older members on here know what it was like in the 1940s or 1930s even.


Started: 31st Jan 2019 at 19:43

Posted by: mygriffiths (1205)

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Replied: 4th Feb 2019 at 16:33

Posted by: LEP1950 (746)

Thanks for the tip, mygriffiths!


Replied: 4th Feb 2019 at 17:20

Posted by: tuddy (1193)

St Patrick's school was established by 1848 but the children were taught in the original church building. The foundation stone for the original school building was laid on St Patrick's day 1856. This building stood on the junction of Hardybutts and what would become Rupert Street. This building was demolished in 1927 to make way for the girl's school. When the present St Patrick's church was opened in 1880 the original church building was used as a school, this continued for the next eighty nine years.

Replied: 4th Feb 2019 at 20:04
Last edited by tuddy: 4th Feb 2019 at 20:32:15

Posted by: LEP1950 (746)

Thanks, tuddy! That was interesting.


Replied: 6th Feb 2019 at 18:41


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