This building at 185 Romford Road was Clark's (Private) High Schools For Girls, and a Kindergarten & Preparatory Class for Little Boys, Forest Gate Branch. (photo taken in 1928)
In 1904 there were 13 private schools in West Ham classed as Secondary this included Forest Gate collegiate school for girls, Romford Road, founded in 1874.
Later this school was taken over by Clark's. In 1918 it was one of 11 private schools in the borough recognized by the Board of Education. This building was demolished in 1935. By 1939 hardly any private schools survived, but in 1941 Clark's were still in Romford Road Forest Gate, but at no328, the Principal at this time was Ernest G.V. Clark.
There is also a photo of Clarks girls in 1910 on this site.
Photo:Newham Heritage & Archives
This Trophy for Division School Championship Boys, presented by Mrs G.Saunders Jacobs.B.A. was also the Junior Novices Shield, Boys & Girls, from 1932. It is clearly marked with the winners from 1902 until 1938.
Part of the Newham Heritage & Archives collection
Newham. S.F. Association Primary Championship Trophy, presented by Major R. A. Beckett M. C.
Schools and dates listed:
Winsor. 1951, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62,
Storey. 1952, 60, 61,
Avenue. 1953, 1969-70.
St. Winifide's. 1954.
St. Edwards. 1956, 63, 65,
St. Michaels. 1962, 64,
Also five blanks.
In the middle are four small shields with emblems for Rome, Troy, Babylon, and Nineveh.
Part of Newham Heritage & Archives collection.
School Swimming Association. The 1904 Teachers Shield for schools team race.
Dates and winning schools listed on attachment, there is a gap between 1913 and 1919, presumably no races during World War One.
From Newham Heritage & Archives collection
West Ham School Sports Association, 1890 -1950 Diamond Jubilee.
Presented by J.R. Cully Esq. Listed dates, schools and scores:
1950-51 West Ham Boys 0, Sheffield Boys 0.
1951-52 West Ham Boys 1, Portsmouth Boys 0.
1952-53 West Ham Boys 4, Luton Boys 4.
1953-54 West Ham Boys 2, Southend Boys 0.
1954-55 West Ham Boys 3, Southend Boys 1.
1955-56 West Ham Boys 2, Watford 1.
1957-58 West Ham Boys 9, Ilford 1.
Two name plates are blank.
From the Newham Heritage & Archives collection
From the collections of Newham Heritage & Archives
For list of winners of the trophy see attachment.