Rushden Echo, 26th January 1912
Rushden High School for Girls Opening Day
An Excellent Beginning
The High School for Girls, Prospect House, Higham Hill, Rushden, was opened on Wednesday morning with about 22 pupils. A number of them are boarders, and the day pupils are from Rushden and Higham Ferrers. The Principal is Miss Payne, formerly Headmistress of the High School, Lowestoft, and she is assisted by Miss Hutchings, London Matriculation and Inter.-B.A., and Miss Esmé Hutchings. The pianoforte lessons are taken by Mr. A. Clarke, A.R.C.O.; and lessons in drawing, painting etc., are given by Miss Nellie Abbott, of Northampton, on Thursday afternoons, when outside pupils will be received. Private pupils will also be received for lessons in Greek, Latin, French, and German.
Prospect House, so long the residence of the late Alderman Thomas Sanders, a Mayor of Higham Ferrers, is admirably adapted for a school of this character. The class-rooms are lofty, well-ventilated, and well-lighted, and accommodation is provided for about 100 or 120 pupils. There is at present accommodation for about a dozen boarders. The grounds are well suited for tennis and other games, and indoor games are arranged for boarders. There is a library for the pupils.
Every attention is paid by the teachers to the individual requirements of the pupils. For the present Miss Payne will be at home to parents and others every afternoon from three to five o’clock, except Saturdays, and prospectuses may be obtained on application to the principal.