Woolmer Forest Heritage Society

The history of the two Army built schools in Bordon Hampshire

Army Built Schools of Bordon

Two schools were built in Bordon during the 1906 additions. These were a Junior School in Station Road and an Infant School in the centre of what is now Lamerton Road, the latter being used by military personnel in the mornings and by children in the afternoons.

Infant School

Both schools were maintained by the military prior to the Education Act of 1944, when the County Education Authority assumed responsibility. In 1965 they built a new Junior School on the site of the old terraced married quarters in Budds Lane, and when the Juniors moved into it, the infants moved into the vacated school in Station Road and the military infant school was demolished in 1966

A new Infant school was built in Budds Lane in 1979, and the old school in Station Road was leased to the Local Authority for use as a Community Centre. It was called Barbados House, derived from the earlier name of the adjacent barracks, and the popular Phoenix Theatre is housed within it.

Junior School