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Pikes Lane Council School/West End Secondary School, Chadwick Street.

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Built in 1912 to replace the Littlemoor Council School on Victoria Street. Originally named Pikes Lane Council School. In September 1930, the school was known as West End Secondary Modern and took pupils from aged 11 to 14 years. The first headmaster was Major Frederick Herbert Morris, who had been Headmaster at Whitfield C of E primary for 28 years.

The original Littlemoor school (before 1881) was on King Street, at the end that crosses Gladstone Street and runs along the top of Collier Street (Collier Brew), off Victoria Street. White's History, Gazetteer & Directory of Derbyshire & Sheffield, 1857, states "In connection with the Independent chapel at Littlemoor, is an Infant school." whilst the list of schools in The Post Office Directory of Derbyshire, 1876, tells us that Miss Dyas was mistress of the Independent School. Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, 1895, mentions: Congregational, Victoria street (mixed), built in 1881, for 700 children; average attendance 270; Mr Joseph Walkden, master; Miss M. I. G. Scaife, infants' mistress.

The photographs on this page are pre 1930, when the school was known as Pikes Lane Council School. Following the links above and below will navigate to pages for photographs from the 1930s, the 1940s and the 1950s. A photo of staff of the school in about 1917 can be found here.

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Pikes Lane Council School Infants, undated Pikes Lane Council School Infants, undated.


Pikes Lane Council School, circa 1914. Pikes Lane Council School, circa 1914


Pikes Lane Council School, undated Pikes Lane Council School, undated.


Pikes Lane Council School Infants, undated. Pikes Lane Council School Infants, undated


Pikes Lane Council School, before 1930 Pikes Lane Council School, before 1930.


Pikes Lane Council School, before 1930. Pikes Lane Council School, before 1930


Pikes Lane Council School, before 1930 Pikes Lane Council School, before 1930.


Pikes Lane Council School, before 1930. Pikes Lane Council School, before 1930


Pikes Lane Council School, 1924 Pikes Lane Council School, 1924.

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Page last updated: 16 February 2015.