We invite you to follow the development of education in the town over the past 150 years.

By using the heading buttons in the navigation bar at the top of each section, plus the links within the various pages, it is possible to see how children were taught in the past right through to the present day. This information has been collected from documents, newspaper reports, photographs and log books as well as personal memories contributed by former pupils.

Fancy dress at Knowles School, 1990s

An overview of the Educational changes adopted to meet the continual expansion and development of the town from the 1800’s to 1950’s.
Information on the history of the schools from the different parishes: i.e. High Street Schools; Bletchley Road Schools, Old Bletchley CoE School, Holne Chase School; Water Eaton Schools; Dunmore College; Elmers School; Bletchley Grammar School; Leon School, Knowles School; etc.
These log books, of Bletchley Road Infants-Junior School/ Bletchley Road Council Girls’ School/ Leon County Junior School/ Knowles County Middle School written from 1909 to 1987, with a gap of 20 years (1945-1965) are a record of the activities held in this school building.
School photos taken from the turn of the century to current times. A selection of these can be viewed; clicking the links also gives the opportunity to help in identifying classmates, teachers, buildings and events, etc. More photos will be added on a regular basis so please return again.
Discover what different Bletchley schools meant to other children. Share their recollections of their own schooldays.
See what effect the influx of evacuees had on the schools and families of the town. Read too, how the evacuated schools interacted with the established schools.
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New information that has come to light since creating these pages; also your thoughts on our website.
Our thanks and appreciation are extended to the following individuals, organisations and schools for their generous assistance in compiling this website