Stoke-on-Trent - photo of the week
Grafton Junior and Infants School, Longton
Grafton Junior and Infants School, Marlborough Road, Longton
|Grafton Junior and
Infants School was opened in the Sunday- school buildings of Zion
Chapel in 1872 - originally
as a boys' school, it had a small attendance and so arrangements
were made to take 137
boys from the private school of Josiah Ball (at St. John's Church)
which was overcrowded.
In 1892 Longton
School Board erected new buildings the Girls' and infants' departments
were opened in the December of 1892.
The Grafton School building in Marlborough Road has remained derelict since then. In October 2010 it was subject to an arson attack.
Victoria History of the
County of Stafford
The Boys Entrance in Grafton Road
Longton School Board
teracotta vase on the apex of the school
Girls Entrance - Clarice Cliff Primary School (Grafton Site)
|Memory of a pupil of
Grafton Road School....
"I was born in Wood Street, Longton, 87 years ago and spent many years in the area at the time before the war.
Dame Schools and education in The PotteriesEducation and Schools in The Potteries - part of Samuel Scriven's 1840 report to the House of Commons commission in to child employment.