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City of London School for Girls

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 19, 2018
1. City of London School for Girls Marker
Inscription.
Site of the
City of London
School for Girls

founded by
William Ward
1894-1969

 
Erected by City of London Corporation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the City of London Corporation marker series.
 
Location. 51° 30.728′ N, 0° 6.405′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is on Carmelite Street just south of Tudor Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of London, England EC4Y 0BS, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victoria R.I. (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sunday Times Premiere Issue (about 180 meters away); The Palace of Bridewell (about 180 meters away); Samuel Pepys (about 210 meters away); The Black Friar (about 210 meters away); Blackfriars Bridge (about 210 meters away); Bradbury & Evans (about 210 meters away); T.P. O’Connor (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
 
Also see . . .
1. History (City of London School for Girls). "Founded by a City merchant, William Ward, in 1881, the City of London
City of London School for Girls Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 19, 2018
2. City of London School for Girls Marker - Wide View
School for Girls opened in Carmelite Street in 1894 at a time when there was so little faith in academic education for girls that the building was designed so that it could be turned into offices, should the project fail. At the outset there were 53 names on the register and the first Headmistress, Miss Alice Blagrave, was keen to encourage and aid her pupils in getting into University but “when work was done, she insisted on all enjoying themselves thoroughly”." (Submitted on April 18, 2018.) 

2. City of London School for Girls (Wikipedia). "The school was founded using a bequest by William Ward, a merchant of Brixton, in 1894.[2] It was his conviction that girls should be given a broad and liberal education with an emphasis on scholarship; he left a third of his fortune to the City of London to fund the foundation of a girls' school, a £20,000 legacy for the City of London Corporation. The school now receives financial support from the City Livery Companies as well as banks and other City firms. Links with the City of London remain strong – the City administers the school and the Board of Governors is appointed by the Court of Common Council. The school has strong links with its brother school – the City of London School is just a 15-minute walk away." (Submitted on April 18, 2018.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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