Lytham St.Annes Coat of Arms
Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


School for the Accomplished, Lytham

In 1863, Catherine Sharpe established The "School for the Accomplished" at a house called "East Bank" in Lytham. By 1871 the school was at 11, Agnew Street and Catherine was in partnership with Anne Robson and assisted by Miss Robson's niece, Elizabeth Hall.

About 1880 the school moved into a large new building in St.Annes and was known as Belgrave House School. In 1887 a purpose-built school building was erected by Porritts on North Promenade and it was renamed St.Annes High School for Girls.

People at the School for the Accomplished on the night of the 1871 Census (31 March) and their ages: 

Ann Robson 54 (housekeeper/partner)
Catherine Sharpe 30 (schoolmistress/partner)
Elizabeth Hall 25 (schoolmistress/niece)
Catherine Gillibrand 13 (boarder/scholar)
Frederick James Gillibrand 11 (boarder/scholar)
Ellen Thwaites 15 (boarder/scholar)
Mary Thwaites 12 (boarder/scholar)
Ann Whiteside 21 (general domestic)