TitleSheffield Pupil Teacher Centre / City Secondary School / City School
AdminHistoryIn 1881 the Sheffield School Board grouped all Board School pupil teachers into 11 centres where instruction was given by selected head teachers. By 1884 there were 5 centres and in 1887 it was decided to open a single pupil teacher centre. Originally buildings in School Croft and at Bow Street School were used, but in 1896 it was agreed that a new centre should be built on the corner of Orchard Lane and Holly Street (the building opened in 1899).

A pupil teacher started training at 14 and spent four years 'apprenticed' to a head teacher and two years at a training college, after which they were qualified to teach.

In 1933 the centre moved into the buildings vacated by the Central Secondary Schools at nearby Leopold Street. In 1936 the Pupil Teacher Centre was recognised as a secondary school and its name was changed to City Secondary School (not to be confused with the Central Secondary School which was initially based at Leopold Street but had moved to High Storrs).

In 1940 the school name was changed to City Grammar School.

In 1964 the school moved to new premises at Stradbroke Road. The buildings at Stradbroke Road were considerably extended in 1969 when secondary education in Sheffield was reorganised on comprehensive lines. The new buildings were officially opened in 1970.

The school was entirely rebuilt in 2009-2011, as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme.
DescriptionLog books, 1945 - 1961 (CA986/1)
Admission registers, 1901 - 1971 (CA986/2)
Record of pupils over compulsory school age, 1946 - 1948 (CA986/3)
Index to admission register, 1936 - 1940 (CA986/4)
Punishment registers, 1899 - 1908 (CA986/5)
List of admissions to university / college, 1924 - 1971 (CA986/6)
Inspection reports, 1906 - 1936 (CA986/7)
Pupil information sheets, 1920 - 1950 (CA986/8)
Teaching practice reports, 1971 - 1978 (CA986/9)
Photographs, 1929 - 2003 (CA986/10)
Holly Guild Benevolent Fund, 1935 - 1984 (CA986/11)
Miscellaneous, 1899 - c. 2000 (CA986/12)
Date1899 - 2003
Extent54 items
AccessConditionsThese records include references to named individuals (children and staff). Consequently they are closed to public inspection for 75 years under the Data Protection Act (exempt under section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act). Please refer to Sheffield Archives for advice on how to access such items.
RelatedMaterialSheffield School Board minutes, 1870 - 1903 (SY350)
Sheffield Education Committee minutes, 1903 onwards (CA-EDU)
CustodialHistoryThese items were transferred from City School to Sheffield Archives in November 2013.
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