Mortlake County Secondary Boys' School (formerly Mortlake Central Boys' School)

Scope and Content

Administrative records for Mortlake County Secondary Boys' School and its predecessor school Mortlake Central Boys' School.

Administrative / Biographical History

A boys' school was opened on Lower Richmond Road in 1909, and became a Central Boys' School for boys aged 11-14 in December 1920. The school ceased to be selective in 1945, and became Mortlake County Secondary Boys' School. The school closed in July 1969, and the boys joined the new Barnes County Secondary School (ref: S14) and Gainsborough Secondary Mixed School (ref: S11).


Mortlake Central Boys' School opened in December 1920 on the Lower Richmond Road. The school ceased to be selective in 1945, and became known as Mortlake County Secondary Boys' School, but the administrative functions of the earlier school continued. The records of the two schools are therefore been catalogued together. The school closed in 1969.

The Mortlake County Secondary Boys' School Collection is arranged into 2 series records:

  • S15/1 Admissions registers, 1949-1969
  • S15/2 Photograph albums, 1938-1969

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is closed and not currently available for research.

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Related Material

The following are located at The National Archives: Department of Education and Science: Secondary Schools Digest Files, 1905-1956, ref: ED 162/3029 Ministry of Education: Public Elementary School Files, 1939, ref: ED 21/61583, and 1920-1935 ref: ED 21/40446 Board of Education and Successors: HM Inspectorate: Reports on Secondary Institutions, 1956-1958, ref: ED 109/9347/1 The following are located at the Surrey History Centre: Log book 1920-1959 ref: 3675/1/3 Admissions register 1870-1987 ref: 3706/3/2/1