Hackney Downs School formerly the Grocers" Company"s School, 1876-1926.

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Hackney Downs: The School That Dared to Fight [Maureen O'Connor, Sally Tomlinson, Elizabeth Hales, Jeff Davies] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is an examination of the controversial closure of Hackney Downs School in December The schoolCited by: About Hackney Downs This is an examination of the controversial closure of Hackney Downs School in December The school, a boys' comprehensive in London, was moved from local authority control after an OFSTED inspection and became the first school to be run by an education association.

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The history of Hackney Downs School book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for : Unknown Binding. The Grocers’ Company School, later known as Hackney Downs Grammar School, was established as a middle-class day school for boys in “Grocers” was an imposing Gothic building wedged between two railway lines feeding into the commercial heart of the City.

They had enrolled in Augustwhich, as Geoffrey Alderman points out in his book, Hackney DownsThe Life and Death of a School (The Clove Club, £14), was one of its “Golden Years”. Synopsis This is an examination of the controversial closure of Hackney Downs School in December The school, a boys' comprehensive in London, was moved from local authority control after an OFSTED inspection and became the first school to be run by an education association/5(3).

This is the story of a how a school rose to greatness and fell from it into perhaps irretrievable decline. This is the story of Hackney Downs, where the young Harold Pinter once made the girls. Except that from onwards, education there was free and, even when it wasn't, parents living in the Hackney area of London had only to find perhaps £6 a.

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[Maureen O'Connor;] -- Covering the viewpoints of teachers, parents and pupils, this book tells the story of the closure of Hackney Downs School, a boys' comprehensive in London.

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`Hackney Downs, the School that Dared to Fight', by Maureen O'Connor, Elizabeth Hales, Jeff Davies and Sally Tomlinson, is published by Cassell, price pounds Author: Maureen O'connor.

Personal history and educational background. Born to Jewish parents in London inHenry Woolf was educated at Hackney Downs School, where he met Harold Pinter; he and Pinter were friends and collaborators for over 60 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of London and then pursued a postgraduate course in directing at the University of Bristol, before going to the.

He went to Hackney Downs school and was drawn into the anti-fascist struggle, combating Mosley's blackshirts on the streets of White chapel. three books which offer proof that there need be no.

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The Clove Club | The life of Harold Pinter - including some memories from the East End of London - Hackney Downs School - Grocer's C. One of Hackney’s major green spaces, Hackney Downs opened as a public park in the heart of the borough in The pavilion contains two team changing rooms and a community room which are available for hire, and the park has a wide range of newly refurbished facilities.

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80 likes 6 were here. Hackney Downs School was a comprehensive secondary school, located near Hackney Location: E5 8NP London, United Kingdom. thames news teachers one day strike & demo march, _xd_ to protest against ilea's policy. At School. Children arrive at school in weather-appropriate clothing with a packed lunch in their rucksack.

Registration done as children arrive in classes. Children toileted, clothing and packed lunches checked. Journey. Leave school and walk to Hackney Downs Station.

Catch the Chingford train to Wood Street. An official history of the school was published by the Clove Club in An updated edition was published in Hackney Downs The Life and Death of a School. Headmasters. John Kemp –89; Notable alumni Hackney Downs School (–95) Dalton Grant, high jumper; Geoffrey Hanks, professor of palliative care medicine.

The triangular site for the Academy, previously the location of the derelict Hackney Downs School, is dominated on two sides by railway tracks and as a result is subject to a high degree of noise and vibrations. On the third side, to the north, the site looks out over Hackney Downs, one of the few green spaces in the borough.

I have just spent three years working on a book with the last head and deputy of Hackney Downs School which closed at the end ofpilloried by the then government, its education association Author: Guardian Staff. Saturday 12th December Hackney Downs: The School that Dared to Fight and Didn’t Deserve to Die Speakers: Betty Hales & Jeff Davies, the last Head & Deputy Head of Hackney Downs In July Hackney Downs School won a prolonged battle to stay open, against a corrupt, incompetent Local Education Authority, convincing the full.

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The focus is truly on the union of body and mind which is important for me in attending a class.” F.H. artist at Hackney Downs Studios, Mindful Objects “I have completely loved practising at the studio, and feel grateful to have found such a wonderful space and sanctuary within this.

Hackney Downs boys too.' by Vivian Usherwood. There was a smattering of strikes by students in schools across the country at the time, inspired by the student unrest of the late s and counter-cultural publications such as 'The Little Red School Book.' Margaret Gosley remembers a strike at Hackney Downs School.

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The Downs Estate TMO (DEMO) is a Tenant Management Organisation managing an estate of homes on behalf of the London Borough of Hackney. It’s a relatively small estate on Amhurst Road between Mare Street and Stoke Newington on the edge of the lovely green expanse of Hackney Downs.

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Between andI taught English at Hackney Downs School. One of the major frustrations I experienced then, as did many English teachers, was the lack of interesting reading material that related to the lives of the young people I was teaching.

The school was closed in — to the bewilderment of an earlier generation of old boys — and Hackney Downs gained the title of the worst school in Britain.

The Clove Club ("Founded in ") – Official website of "The Clove Club: The Old Boys of Hackney Downs School, formerly The Grocers' Company's School – founded by The Company in its corporate right, in "; Social Change and English, - Hackney Downs is one of three schools in London that are included in this Leverhulme Trust-funded project about the teaching of English in the.

Hackney Downs Park. The Downs open space was originally common land, preserved from the s as parkland as a result of pressure by the Commons Preservation 16 hectares (40 acres), the park is one of the larger open spaces wholly within the London Borough of Hackney.

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