Mate’s Illustrated Burnham Guide (1903) informs us that this school had been established about 15 years previously (i.e. about 1888) under the name of ‘The High School’. It says that the school had recently taken over the adjoining house as accommodation had been found insufficient.
“While the fees are moderate, nothing is spared to ensure the health, comfort and mental development of the pupils; and many successes in various examinations have lately been won. There is an adequate staff of qualified teachers, so that the pupils are divided into small classes.”