Wimbledon County School for Girls: Staff

Wimbledon County School for Girls: Staff

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1920
Area Merton Park
Picture Reference Wim_​33_​1-18
Original Format Postcard
Notes / History Married women were generally not permitted to teach until the Sex Disqualification Act of 1919 lifted common-law restrictions against women, and even then, marriage bans remained in force at many schools, sometimes up until the 1940s, so the women shown here likely had to make a difficult choice between a career and a family, at least for a time.

The Wimbledon County School for Girls was initially founded in 1905 as a teacher's training centre, but a secondary school naturally grew up around it, which was formally recognised in 1907. Despite this, due to the war and other issues, the school did not acquire a permanent building until 1924. The school closed in 1969 when Merton reorganised their comprehensive education, and was merged with the Rickards Lodge School

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