Rickmansworth Historical Society

Rickmansworth Historical Society / Events / Thu 09 Sep 2021

The School on the Common: a history of Christ Church Chorleywood

The School on the Common: a history of Christ Church Chorleywood

Dame Gillian Pugh will speak about the main findings from her book of the same name, published in July by the Rickmansworth Historical Society.

[THIS EVENT MAY HAVE TO SWITCH TO ZOOM - watch the website rickmansworthhistory.org.uk for info.]

Set up by Christ Church in 1853, this small village primary school has become one of the best primary schools in the country. The book draws on head teachers’ log books and documents going back to its earliest days, as well as memories and reflections from past pupils, parents, governors and teachers.

The history of the school gives a window into the changing nature of Chorleywood, as it grew from a small cluster of farms and hamlets to become the prosperous commuter village it is today. The talk will reflect on the changes in what children learn and how they are taught, and on the impact of government legislation. It will also examine what makes the school distinctive, as a church school with its particular Christian ethos and values, and at the advantages of its geographical location on Chorleywood Common.

For more information visit https://rickmansworthhistory.org.uk/programme-2020-2021/

Event Location

Cloisters Hall OR ON ZOOM

The Cloisters,
High Street
Rickmansworth
WD3 1HL

Telephone: 07767 831 924
Email: fabianhiscock@virginmedia.com
Website: https://rickmansworthhistory.org.uk/programme-2020-2021/

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