Rossett National School, records of

Scope and Content

Rossett National Aided School was built on Station Road, Rossett, in 1859. By 1860 it was necessary to extend the school to accomodate 250 scholars. Following an H.M.I. report written in 1893 which described the school premises as thoroughly unsatisfactory, the school had building work carried out in 1894 to create a seperate entrance and cloakrooms for boys and girls, a new office and a bigger playground area. (ED/LB/88/1).

In 1922 the number of enrolled mixed pupils was 136 and 46 of these were infants.

By 1948 the original school building was struggling to cope with the demands of the growing population in the village of Rossett and so a new school was built on Chapel Lane.

In 1949 the school became known as Rossett Church in Wales Controlled School and the old school was demolished in 1955.

Rossett school was extended and remodelled in 1992 and in 2011 there were 232 full time and 33 part time (nursery) pupils at the school.

Also known as St. Peter's Church in Wales Primary School.

Location-

Chapel Street, Rossett, Wrexham. LL12 OEE

Related material held at Denbighshire Archives-

PD/88/1/6 Notes and photographs 1859-1955

DD/DM/228/40 - Rules of Rossett School, c.1859 (1item)

PPD/88/34 - Photograph of Rossett school and village n.d. [c.1910]

Related material held elsewhere-

On line Estyn Report-2011

Secondary sources-

Raymond Lowe, Reflections of a Bygone Age, 1993

Arrangement

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

Conditions Governing Access

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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