8 thoughts on “Clara Lady Dorman School – Dormanstown

  1. I have just read your posting on redcarforumation I went to this shool infants/juniors/seniors. When I left in 1963 it was still known as Clara Lady Dorman.

  2. Clara lady school was opened 6th of May 1933 1st school built since the war iinformation comes from redcar time line also my own memory. Headmaster mr,Price showing us the plaque on the wall he was the headmaster of the old school as well hewas head untill his death .the council named the road after him.

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  4. I was a pupil at this school and though I realise that progress has a place it is still sad to know that this building, with so much history for so many people, is no longer there .

    • I refer you to my reply November 12th 2015, the school was opened 6th of May 1933 not 1926 information comes from redcar council time line. The seniors and infants were built by the council later.The tin hut school was what became the seniors dininghall it was re cladded in the 50s it was also used for technical drawing class.

    • I refer you to my reply November 12th 2015, the school was opened 6th of May 1933 not 1926 information comes from redcar council time line. The seniors and infants were built by the council later.The tin hut school was what became the seniors dininghall it was re cladded in the 50s it was also used for technical drawing class.The 1926 comes from a site that did no serious investigation.

      • The previously demolished Dormanstown Training Centre next door is marked as a school on the OS 6-inch map of 1930 and is on its own, so maybe that opened in 1926 with a different name? (I’m not old enough to know whether DTC was previously part of Clara Lady Dorman Sch)

        • The school has always been called lady Clara dorman it was built to take the 11to14yr old because the children 1 1 and over had to walk the 3 miles to westdyke or Warrenby school .The school in the photo is the old secondary school it was built
          In 1937 the same as the infants during the war the air raid shelter classrooms were built , yes the school shows on the 30s map this is due to planning but as I’ve written before if you look at the ariel photo of dormanstown 1900s down the right hand side this is south avenue no schools . Mr Price was head of the old school and the new till his death in the 50s it was his pride and joy he showed us the plaque on our first day and asked us to remember it. I thought i did until asked to recall it due to the mists of time I was a year out 32 instead of 33. Hope this helps.

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