Burleigh School 1951

Mr Clark's class

Burleigh School

Burleigh School was the first pre-fabricated school to be built.

This class was the first class that went to Burleigh School. We were previously at the British School. We went to the British School in the morning, at lunch time we went to Burleigh school – we were the only class there with our teacher, Miss Bryant. ther was a thunderstorm in the afternoon. There were huge floor to ceiling windows in the school and we were frightened and we were comforted in the cloakroom where there were smaller windows by the painters and Miss Bryant. She was a lovely lady.

This page was added on 20/05/2010.

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  • I went to Burleigh in about 1954, leaving in 1960. I do remember Edwin Rideout. My first teacher was Mrs Fletcher. I took a photo of all my final year in 1960 with teacher Mrs Hickman which I still have somewhere. I will try to find it. I also took a photo of my friend Kenneth Barltrop

    By Bob Williams (05/08/2019)
  • As retired schoolteachers, Winnie and Elsie Bryant lived at Beecholm, 140 High Street, Cheshunt. My father later built a flat for them next door at No. 142, The Orchards, which my parents also owned. Kind, lovely people, they both were.

    By Paul Zieleniewski (25/11/2018)
  • I was at Burleigh too, maybe about 1954 to 1959. I remember those tall windows — and the day a window cleaner fell into one of them and was badly hurt. I remember our school assembly every day. We thought we were so clever saying in unison, Good morning Miss Day, good morning creatures. But I think we were serious during the Lord’s Prayer saying Give us Miss Day our daily bread, because of the rusk we were given at recess. I lvoed Miss McKeon, my first teacher. Miss Drew, the following year, had to be much stricter, now we were older.

    By Edwin Ridout (26/05/2017)
  • I went to this lovely school as a nursery child. in 1951 when I was 3. I remember the climbing rope tent and the pigs next door over the wall. I had a swan on my bed that we had a nap on after lunch, Sometimes outside and they would carry the bed inside if you was still asleep still laying on it.I have a school photo taken here and a Christmas party photo. I loved this school, I went to Gews corner when I was 5. I loved this school too. I then went onto Cheshunt Grammer where I m sorry to say I was very unhappy there,

    By Laura Savage nee Cornhill (04/01/2017)
  • I joined Burleigh School in January 1950 coming from Grosvenor Private school at the age of 7 and I was placed in Miss McKeon (I believe) then the next year 1951-52 with Mr Clarke (who lived in Marina Gardens a turning off Blindmans Lane, right opposite the school.
    The following year our teacher was Miss Chalkley and for our final year we had Miss Childs. I was so happy going to this school and managed to pass the 11+ going to Cheshunt Grammar School. (don’t know how) I am in regularly in touch with Sylvia Ling who sat next to me for at least two years. Best times of my life. Football Cricket and general learning things in a happy place.

    By Malcolm Salter (21/09/2016)
  • I must have started at Burleigh in Jan. 1950, a year after you Jim, and remember Miss Bryant as a very nice teacher.
    I think Miss Childs taught me for English a bit later, she told us of a new excellent show just opened in London and if we got the chance to go and see it, “The Mousetrap.” It’s still running!
    I have a ‘photo of myself and a Patrick Raven lined up for the three legged race in the school sports. The school caretaker, whose name escapes me is also in the picture I have.
    I was sent to the head of school one day for being a naughty boy and was punished, quite deservedly! I am sure it was Miss Day.

    By Colin Sutton (21/08/2016)
  • I was at Burleigh from 1959 to 1965, first under Miss Day, then Mr Oldacre. My classes were taught by Mrs Garment, Miss Drew, Mrs Mckeown, Miss Gerty (I think that’s the spelling), Mr Cuthbert, Mrs Hickman and Miss Child. I also remember Miss Bryant and Miss Tyler, though they never taught me.

    By Nicholas Blatchley (08/02/2012)
  • i joined Burliegh infant school in 1960-61 when i was 5 it was a very well run school and had a friendly touch to it … i remember Mr Cuthbert he was our football and cricket coach .. i also remember miss Childs and miss May . if i remember there was a portacabin with 2 classrooms in, opposite the infants classrooms 1, 2,and 3 and miss childs used to teach there.I wish there were more on this Page it would be so nice to see more photos and stories.

    By Brian Cook (03/02/2012)
  • I, too, remember Miss Bryant as being a lovely lady. Burleigh School was my first school and I must have started school in 1949, in Miss Drew’s class. We joined Miss Bryant two years later. In the top left hand corner of the picture above, you can see the bungalow where Mr Clark lived. The houses, to the right, must be those in Prospect Road and the classroom, in the top right hand corner, was that of Miss Childs who taught my sister Joyce, who also transferred from The British School. I was in Miss Childs class from 1954-55.

    By Jim Miles (06/02/2011)

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