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Report - Westbrook House Preparatory School -2011

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Skeleton key, Dec 14, 2011.

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    This school was founded in 1947 by Kenneth Foster.

    I came accross an account of how the school came into being and couldnt help but laugh at an early tale of urban exploring.
    “Folkestone, Kent. in 1946 was just emerging from the war that had obliterated much of the town and surrounding area. Many buildings were either completely destroyed or badly damaged and rendered unihabitable. Some were battle-scarred and unloved, with broken windows, leaky roofs and overgrown gardens. Two such hapless victims of the bombing and general neglect were 54 and 56 Shorncliffe Road in Folkestone's West End.
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    Kenneth Foster, a Yorkshire born son of a worsted manufacturer, ex-General Strike Police Reservist, ARP Warden and schoolmaster, climbed through the broken window of the empty and semi-derelict building accompanied by his brother, Group Captain (RAF retired), Arthur Foster. What they found was not the rot of war, but the gem of an idea for a new schoolâ€￾.
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    The school closed in 1968 and changed hands a number of times since
    Dover College Junior School (WH) 1968-1994,

    St Mary's Westbrook 1994-2005

    Westbrook House Prep School
    An Independent private co-educational day/boarding school for 3 to 13 year olds, and had 150+ pupils, Which closed its door on the 8th of june 2007 with very little notice due to what it described as falling number of pupils.
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    Well I guess thats that for now ,schools out lol


    SK :)​
     

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