Project Purley

The Local History Society for Purley on Thames



Education in Purley

Until the late 19th century most of the residents of Purley had a very limited literacy but the 1870 Act and the construction of the Church of England School soon changed all that.

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Pre-1870 Education

Purley Church of England School

Long Lane Primary School

Other local primary schools

Sunday Schools

Brookfields School

Denefield School

Secondary Education

Universities and Colleges

Adult Education






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