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1903-1907

1903

On 3rd March, the Girls’ Lower School was re-named the Girls’ Endowed School.

1904

As a temporary measure the School moved to Bearland House, Longsmith Street in April 1904. This was still not large enough to accommodate the staff and pupils but it was better than Mynd House. Anything that could be carried was - maps, pictures, ferns, and books went home for Easter and were brought to Bearland House afterwards.  

The Girls’ Endowed School was re-named Gloucester Girls’ High School.  It became a grant-aided school.

1906

Governors established Gloucester United Schools.  (The Crypt, Sir Thomas Richs’, the Girls’ High School and the Municipal School for Science, Art and Technology).

https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/glos/vol4/pp335-350

In 1906 it was decided there was need for a Public Secondary School for Girls, to be called the Girls’ High School.  A building would be provided for 350 pupils.  The school would be for girls aged 8 to 18/19, entrance to be by examination and interview.  Fees of £2 2s 0d a term for juniors (£165) and £2 16s 0d a term for seniors (£219).  Girls came from as far away as Cam, Dursley, Lydney, Newent, Dymock and Tirley.

1907

On 18th October, a memorial stone was laid at Denmark Road.

Governors established Gloucester United Schools

In December girls took home their special and personal objects and in January, long processions of girls carried chairs, folding desks, easels, microscopes and maps through the streets of Gloucester, to their new school in Denmark Road.