Gardenhurst School

The Mate’s Guide to Burnham on Sea for 1903 describes Gardenhurst as “a ladies’ home boarding school, recently erected in a beautiful position near ┬áthe Berrow Road, whither it removed in 1903 from premises which proved far too small for the requirements of the school. Every approved modern system has been adopted by the architect; complete arrangements having been made for separate bedrooms and classrooms. A large gymnasium is contained in the house on the ground floor, and herein also is an ample lecture hall, while the entire premises are heated by hot water radiators and ventilated by the most recent methods. The teaching is upon the method of small classes and individual instruction, while the premises are built to accommodate tuition in every stage of development.”

Pictures from Mate’s Guide

The school occupied and enlarged the house previously known as The Rectory. The building still stands, between Rectory Rd and The Grove.

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