Headroomgate Preparatory School for Boys, Headroomgate
Rd, St.Annes was founded in 1928; the principal was Mrs
In 1928, a she set up a school in the Parish Rooms, St.Anne's. At that time it
had just 5 pupils. At the end of WWII the school had moved into a Miss Coventry’s
house on the corner of Oxford & Headroomgate Roads.
Mrs. Evans daughter, Betty Soper, took over the running of
the school in 1959 and in 1963 a nursery department opened. Betty Soper retired in
1986 and the school closed. About 140 pupils were attending the school in the last
14-01-2002. This email is from Gillian in Australia: re
Headroomgate Preparatory School:
"I thought Mrs Betty Soper was Mrs Evans daughter. Mrs Evans
was the headmistress and then Mrs Soper took up the position.
Husband Mr Evans used to make the best home made ice creams! It's
funny how there were so many private preparatory schools in the
1950s and so few today - I remember Peter Pan School which was in
the vicinity of The Boulevard and a school on St David's Rd North
with only about 5 pupils as well as Gwydr House and Ardrossan.
Interesting site, I had not realised St Annes had so many education