Advert for Blackpool Grammar School, Adelaide Street
1909. A private boarding and day school, headmaster T.Sankey, this is now the
Comrades Club. Click here to view the building as it is today.
The Grammar School in Adelaide street, Blackpool, is the oldest established
private school in the borough. The school is pleasantly situated, and comprises a commodious house
with large schoolroom, and four classrooms attached, a lawn, a partly covered playground, and a
The school provides a high-class modern education. suitable for
a professional or commercial career, and. pupils are also prepared for entrance to the public
schools and universities.
Mr T Sankey is the headmaster, and his abilities are great as a teacher, as is
exemplified by the success his pupils have achieved.
Amongst the successes are scholarship and responsions at Oxford University.
scholarship and junior freshmen at Dublin University, entrance examinations to Oxford, Cambridge,
Durham, Dublin. Edinburgh, Manchester, and Birmingham Universities, London University
Matriculation, Oxford and Cambridge Local and College of Preceptors' examinations, civil service.
Pitman's shorthand certificates, and the preliminary examinations for law medicine, veterinary,
dental, and pharma ceutieal Societies, science and art (Scott Kensington), etc. A prospectus
can be had on application. The next term commences on Monday, September 13th.
There as ample accommodation for boarders under the care of Mrs. Sankey, whom
experience and careful attention for the health and happiness of "her boys" is so widely known and
valued. Besides English boys, students from all parts are being educated at the Grammar School—from
France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Mexico. Brazil, and India—so that the reputation of the
school is world-wide.
Due attention is paid to the formation, of character, physical exercise, drill
and sports, and the students, in addition to cricket and football in the field, can, on
the large lawn, playground, or shooting range attached to the school, enjoy, the quietude of the
country, whilst receiving the benefits of the most healthful and bracing atmosphere in England.
References and testimonials from the parents and guardians of the pupils, including many of the
most prominent Corporation officials and residents of the town. (Advert for Blackpool Grammar
School, Adelaide Street, 1909)