Derwen National School, records of

Scope and Content

School later known as Derwen Church of England Aided School.

Although records survive from 1870, Derwen school was built in 1858/59 (see plan). In 1870, there were 70 pupils in attendance and the headteacher at the time was I.R. Jones

In 1939 Evacuees from Liverpool were sent to the school as it was an initial reception centre

School was finally closed in July 1991 as numbers had fallen to just 9 pupils - 5 juniors and 4 Infants. Remaining pupils were transferred to Clocaenog.


Street name- Derwen village, Denbighshire.

map ref SJ 05SE grid ref SJ0713050697

Related material held at Denbighshire Archives-

ED/SBD/13, Plan of school, 1858

Related material held elsewhere-

The National Archives (Ref: ED 103/116/28)- School Building Application for Derwen National School- school number 7008 - Date: 1833 - 1881

Royal Commission (Ref - 444454-55, 575910, 576052)- Malcom Seaborne Collection Photographs(1989) and copy plans


School records are arranged as follows;

1. Log books

2. Admission registers

3. Attendance registers

4. Managers minutes

5. Accounts

6. Plans

7. Photographs

8. Miscellaneous

Access Information

All school records containing personal or sensitive information are closed for 75 years. This includes log books, admission and attendance registers and some minute books.

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