Archive centreWhitehaven
ReferenceYDS 100
TitleMontreal Church of England Primary School
Extent1 prospectus
ContextThe original Montreal Schools were built in the High Street by John Stirling (owner of the Montreal Iron Ore Mines) at a cost of about £8000. There were separate boys and girls departments (originally for 150 of each). The schools took both seniors and juniors. The school was licensed for church services as there was no Anglican church in Cleator Moor at that time. In 1875 the Montreal Schools were expanded by this time to three departments (to include infants) plus an institute on the ground floor with a reading room, billiard room and library. In 1890 As the town continued to grow, the schools were enlarged again, at a cost of £1200, to take up to 810 children.
In 1939 The boys and girls departments were joined to create Montreal Mixed School then in 1946 The original school buildings had to be abandoned and then demolished due to subsidence of Crowgarth mine and the children were dispersed to a number of different schools: The seniors to Frizington County School (and subsequently to Cleator Moor market hall), the juniors to Moor Row and the i nfants to Methodist School Rooms. In 1951 The Infant and Junior children came back together at the current Wath Brow site in a set of prefabricated school buildings.
1958 Ehenside School opened and the Seniors moved there.
1986 New Junior (YDS 5) and Infant (YDS 58) schools were built at Ennerdale Road to replace the prefabricated buildings.
2000 The Infant and Junior schools were amalgamated to form Montreal Church of England Primary School.
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