when free education meant attending the senior classes of an elementary school. Beyond that, St Albans Grammar School or High School for Girls provided a secondary route to further education. And as girls had traditionally left school a year earlier, Central schools nationally extended elementary provision.
The Central School in St Albans
begun in Victoria Street, and gained a new building in Fleetville in 1931. Secondary provision was limited, but free education through scholarships, was provided, eventually being made free for all.
Because girls were deemed
to require less playing field space than boys, the Modern Girls Grammar would go here, while the Modern Boys’ School would go to the former Central site.
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