ST MARYLEBONE GRAMMAR SCHOOL (SMGS) was a grammar school located in the London borough of the City of Westminster , from 1792 to 1981.
* 1 History
* 1.1 Philological School * 1.2 Grammar school * 1.3 Closure
* 2 Current use of buildings * 3 Notable alumni * 4 References * 5 External links
Founded as the PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY by Thomas Collingwood, under the
patronage of the
Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
In 1908 it was accepted in trust by the
London County Council and
renamed St Marylebone Grammar School. After
World War II
After Philip Wayne, SMGS was led by Harry Llewellyn-Smith as headmaster until 1970. During his period a new and separate science block was built a short walk away from the school's main site. Roy Mansell led the science team and was for a short period the last headmaster after Patrick Hutton.
Soon after headmaster Patrick Hutton (formerly head of English at St
Paul\'s School ) arrived in 1970, the Inner London Education Authority
(ILEA) proposed to merge SMGS with the local secondary modern school,
Rutherford School, later part of North Westminster School. ILEA itself
came into conflict with the new Conservative government, whose
secretary of state for education
CURRENT USE OF BUILDINGS
The former science block continues in educational use as the Cosway Street Centre, part of City of Westminster College . The main school building consisted of the original school building on Marylebone Road and two later wings in Lisson Grove , which were demolished and replaced with an office block. The original building was listed and remains intact; it is now part of Abercorn School .
The original building in August 2011; the adjacent office building is being rebuilt. *
LCC plaque with the school name; the original name and date of the school is incorporated into the arch below the plaque.
See also: Category:People educated at
St Marylebone Grammar School
Marylebone Grammar School's original building, August 2011. At this time the adjoining office building was being rebuilt and was covered in scaffolding and plastic sheeting. *
Plaque above the main entrance to the old Marylebone Grammar School building. The school's former name and date is shown on the archway, The Philological School 1792
* ^ A B C The Old Philologians Association. "School History". Retrieved 19 July 2014. * ^ J.S. Cockburn; H.P.F. King; K.G.T. McDonnell, eds. (1969). "Schools: St. Marylebone Grammar School". A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 1: Physique, Archaeology, Domesday, Ecclesiastical Organization, The Jews, Religious Houses, Education of Working Classes to 1870, Private Education from Sixteenth Century. pp. 306–307. ISBN 0-19-722713-9 . ; retrieved 1 June 2007. * ^ "St. Marylebone Grammar School Masters". Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. * ^ Gordon Leach. "Obituary: Patrick Hutton". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 June 2014. * ^ Gordon Leach. "Obituary: Patrick Hutton". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 June 2014.