Board School, Plump Hill (General)

by adlinferris @, Thursday, December 19, 2019, 18:31 (509 days ago)

I am lead to believe that my great grandmother, was ordered to send my grandfather and one of his siblings to the Board school, Plump Hill, early 1900's. Is there any records of the children that attended and any other information about this school.

Thanks, Linda

Board School, Plump Hill

by shepway @, Thursday, December 19, 2019, 18:50 (509 days ago) @ adlinferris

A search of Gloucester Archives Online Catalogue produces the following:

Held At Gloucestershire Archives
Level Subsubseries
Finding Ref GCC/EDU/2/1/8/220/2

Title Plump Hill County Primary School, Mitcheldean

Description For school records, see S220/2 and SM220/2. For references to individual schools and issues affecting them, including appointment of managers or governors, researchers are also advised to consult the minutes of the Education Committee [series reference GCC/EDU/1/1], the Elementary Schools Sub-Committee, later the Primary Education Sub-Committee [series reference GCC/EDU/2/1/1] for references to primary schools prior to 1960, and the Schools Sub-Committee [series reference GCC/EDU/2/1/3] for references to all schools from 1960 onwards

Admin History Plump Hill Board School opened in 1878. It became a council school after the Education Act 1902, and a county primary school after the Education Act 1944. The school closed in July 1984 and the buildings were then used as the Plump Hill Annexe to the Royal Forest of Dean Centre for Environmental Studies at the Wilderness; this closed in 2011, and the buildings were reopened as the Oakraven Field Centre in 2014


Board School, Plump Hill

by MPGriffiths @, Friday, December 20, 2019, 12:19 (508 days ago) @ shepway

There is an old link from 'Slowhands' etc - 24 April 2012

Plump Hill School is, I believe, in Jubilee Road, off Plump Hill, which is now an environmental education centre....

Pump Hill Centre Plump Hill School was opened by the school board in 1878 with 151 places in junior mixed and infants' departments which merged in 1883. More classrooms were added in 1890. The school was closed in 1984, the children being transferrred to schools in Mitcheldean, Littledean, and Westbury-on-Severn. The building was used as an environemental centre.

Googling: Plump Hill Centre Plump Hill School


About us | Oakraven Field Centre

this website has the History of the Building and a photograph of the children who were at Plump Hill School - Class of 1915 and a link to a PDF File on the School dated 1957 - produced by Winifred N Woodruff. (lots of school photographs) - Winifred talks about Dogs Flip & Flop.

On the Sungreen Website - there is a photo of Plump Hill School c1955 with the Headmaster: Mr HUGHES and Headmistress Mrs HUGHES and Dogs: Flip & Flop.


There is a marriage of a Matilda Powell - teacher - on the forum records and on the 1911 census,

Mildred Powell aged 24, single School Teacher, County Council - born Mitcheldean, Glos is living at 17 West St Leominster.

Board School, Plump Hill

by MPGriffiths @, Friday, December 20, 2019, 12:32 (508 days ago) @ MPGriffiths


Not sure if this is the correct School -

Marriage at Mitcheldean

4 September 1911

Mildred Eva POWELL - aged 24, Spinster,
Teacher in Elementary School

residence: High Street, Mitcheldean

Edward Benjamin OWEN - aged 29, Clerk, residence: Leominster.

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