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Private Schools

Northampton Mercury, 26 June 1858

Ladies' School
Rushden Hill, near Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire.

Mrs. Adcock

Begs to acknowledge the kindness of those Friends who have entrusted her with the Education of their Children and to inform them that after the Midsummer term she will have ample accommodation for a few Additional Pupils. She can unconditionally ensure the comforts of Home combined with careful Instruction in the usual branches of a liberal education. Her Pupils will Re-Assemble on Tuesday July 22.

Extract from a note book of J E Smith Mr Walker who kept a private Boys School in Mr John Claridge’s house, Skinners Hill. This was in 1873-4-5 as I went thro’ to Souldrop. I saw a black boy amongst the others and Mr John Pendred, Auctioneer, of Wellingborough told me he attended Mr Walker’s School & he was there when Lady Robinson was married, eldest daughter of the late F. U. Sartoris Esq. of Rushden Hall, because Mr Pendred told me that he, with the boys, helped to decorate the Church for the wedding, that was when the hand of Goddard Pemberton (tomb on North wall of Pemberton Chapel) got broken off by a person who was trying to see the wedding, the Church was very full, he took hold of hand, it broke.

Joseph Enos Smith. Written here Sat. March 26, 1927.

Rushden Echo, 28th April 1899, transcribed by Kay Collins

Mr A G C VANN, B.A. Oxon.

Begs to inform the inhabitants of RUSHDEN and

DISTRICT that he has made arrangements

To open the

Rushden Grammar School and
High School for Girls

For the Michaelmas Term 1899

Mr Vann will be pleased to furnish particulars.

Extract from obituary ......... Mr. Smith had a schoolroom built for Mrs. Smith on the Wellingborough-road, Rushden, and it was there that the well-known Kindergarten school was begun. Mrs. Smith worked up an excellent institution, and afterwards moved to the Kindergarten school, Moor-road, having been Principal for over 20 years. During her illness the school has been conducted by Mrs. Westley, a former pupil.

Rushden Echo & Argus, 26th February 1937

Eastfields High School
'Phone: Rushden 437

Boys—MR. J. T. DAY

New Premises—12 Acres of Grounds
Sound, Modern Education in Happy, Healthy Surroundings.
Prospectus on Application.

Rushden Echo & Argus, 4th February 1938

Eastfields High School for Girls

155 Wellingborough Road, Rushden
Phone: Rushden 519

Principals: Mrs G Hodgkins, George Hodgkins B.A. (Hons.)

A Day and Boarding School for Girls.
Kindergarten and Nursery Schools (from 2years).
Boys up to 7 years.

Staff of trained Nurses and Teachers.

Fees: Nursery from 2 guineas, over 5 years from 3 guineas.
For information and prospectus apply to the Headmistress.

Eastfields School, Victoria Rd.,

Rushden ’Phone 437
Headmaster: A W Hunt, B.A. (Hons.)

Standing in 12 acres of grounds, this Day and Boarding School for boys provides a sound general education and preparation by a staff of university graduates for all school examinations. Separate playing fields for seniors and juniors. Preparatory classes for boys under eight. Facilities for meals for boys from a distance. Graded scale of inclusive fees from 3 guineas a term. Prospectus and particulars from the Headmaster, who will be pleased to make an appointment at a convenient time.

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