Mar, 1926
Mountains of boiled rice, mushy brown beans, and endless porridge and suet puddings. Dinners good if they…
Mar, 1926
“Healthily situated in the west of Leigh-on-Sea and standing some three hundred feet above sea level, St. Michael’s Church of England School for Girls is among the best constituted in the country.
The air of Leigh is famed for its health giving properties, and the district altogether is highly suitable for girls. As will be seen from the accompanying illustration, St. Michael’s stands in its own grounds, and there is an excellent tennis court in addition to extensive playing fields and playgrounds within five minutes of the school.
St. Michael’s school is conducted by the Sisters of the Community of St. Michael and All Angels and is administered by the Mother Superior. Both boarders and day girls are accepted. The curriculum is comprehensive and well-proportioned and many examination successes have been attained in the Oxford and Cambridge Local Examinations.
Music is a special feature and in this branch also a flattering number of successes has rewarded the efforts of the school. Pupils are prepared for the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music Examinations.
The recreative side is well developed. Physical culture, swimming, bathing, tennis, and hockey are indulged in and the healthiness of the life is well evidenced in the absolute fitness of the girls.
The annual Sports’ Day is a big event and this is an admirable index to the physical wellbeing even as the examination successes are indicative of the mental achievements.
The school premises were purchased by the Community in 1922 and the present number of pupils, both boarders and day girls, is considerably more than the original number.
The house itself is well designed and eminently suitable for educational purposes. Light and airy, all matters appertaining to sanitation are perfect.
The further activities of St. Michael’s will be followed with keen interest by all who are concerned with those educational centres which are contributing to the cream of England’s cultured womanhood.
Extract from St Michael’s School Prospectus, 1922