Webpage created: March 17, 2021
Webpage updated: March 17, 2021
WHITLEIGH PRIMARY SCHOOL
Whitleigh Primary School is located at Lancaster Gardens, Whitleigh, Plymouth.
The School was designed by Messrs Louis de Soissons & Partners, architects, and the first part was opened in January 1953, when 193 children and four staff started work.
In 1955 Mr I T Smith was Headmaster of the junior school while Miss P Shepherd was Headmistress of the infant school.
Whitleigh Primary School was one of ten new schools in Plymouth declared officially open by the Minister of Education, the Right Honourable Sir David Mcadam Eccles KCVO MP, on Friday June 15th 1956. The ceremony was actually held at the then Penlee Secondary Modern School, at Stoke, and was in the presence of the Deputy Lord Mayor, Alderman T H Watkins, and the Director of Education, Doctor Andrew Scotland. The School had accommodation for 560 pupils at that time.
It is now (2021) known as the Whitleigh Community Primary School.