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.”
Notes on the history of Burnham schools by Walter Strickland indicate that Burnham College (High St/ Pier St) amalgamated with Oakover when its own premises changed to a hotel. It appears that at some point it also became associated with St Margaret’s.
Advert from 1942:
School magazine & photo 1957:
School trip 1960: