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Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


Headroomgate Preparatory School, St.Annes

Headroomgate Preparatory School for Boys, Headroomgate Rd, St.Annes was founded in 1928; the principal was Mrs M.Evans.

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 term.



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 establishments."