Whitecross Hereford High School - History of School

After years of planning, Whitecross Secondary Boys’ School was finally ready for occupation of a new site in Baggallay Street, Hereford. The first Headmaster kept journals, often describing day to day activities, and here are just a few from those very early days.

Tuesday 9th November 1954  -  I, Albert Charles Edward Weston, B.Sc. (Economics) of London University, having been appointed Headmaster of this school on 28th September last, officially commenced duty this morning.  The school is not quite ready for occupation and is scheduled to be opened on January 11th 1955.  The building is unheated and there is, as yet, no furniture.

Monday 11th January 1955   School was due to have opened today, but due to the delay in delivery of furniture, the opening has been deferred until Monday next, January 17th.  Staff meeting 9am and every morning this week.

Monday 17th January 1955   School opened today.  423 boys were admitted from Lord Scudamore and Saint Owen’s County Primary schools.  412 present.

Thursday 17th February 1955  -  The telephone was installed today.

Friday 25th February 1955   On a vote of the staff, it has been decided that the School Houses shall be named:-


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