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14 September 2011

Southwark schools: full data now available. The first draft of the database on Southwark schools is now finished. This has allowed an analysis of survival rates, statutory protection, condition, significance and the current use of schools in the borough.

For a discussion of what this data means for schools in Southwark, see the Blog entry "Southwark: a model borough?".

This data was assembled on 14th September 2011.

 

Table 1 Data on all schools in the London Borough of Southwark

 

Number

Percentage of total number of schools

Total number of schools built between 1870 and 1914

89

100%

Number of total schools still standing

50

56%

Number of total schools demolished or lost

36

40%

Number of demolished or lost schools which have been demolished recently (see note 2 below)

2

2%

Unknown (see note 1 below)

3

3%

Note 1: these are schools which existed in either 1904 or 1915 but have resisted research: there is no successor institution and the road has disappeared and cannot be found on an 1894 OS map.  It is fairly safe to assume that these have been demolished and are included as such in subsequent figures.

Note 2: these are schools demolished from 15th December 2006 (the date of The Victorian Society's conference, "Learning from the Past" which highlighted the position of the schools and was a spur to this project) to the date of compilation of this data.

 

Table 2 Data on standing schools in the London Borough of Southwark

Statutory protection

 

Number

Percentage of standing schools

Number of schools which are listed (always at Grade II)

11

22%

Number of schools which are not listed

39

78%

 

Table 3 Data on standing schools in the London Borough of Southwark

Condition of the building (VSIL assessment from brief external assessment)

 

Number

Percentage

Excellent

(No significant repair or maintenance works are required)

2

4%

Good

(Would benefit from minor repair and maintenance works soon)

44

88%

Fair

(Appears weathertight, but major repair and maintenance works will be required soon)

4

8%

Poor

(Not weathertight and major repair and maintenance works required immediately)

0

0%

 

Derelict

(Unused, at risk and probably in poor condition as well)

0

0%

 

Table 4 Data on standing schools in the London Borough of Southwark

VSIL grading of the building (This is a VSIL assessment from brief external assessment and is intended to reflect the remaining heritage significance of the school)

 

Number

Percentage

Outstanding

(Normally listed or should be: a generally unaltered and particularly interesting and attractive example)

16

32%

Classic

(Generally without intrusive alteration and an attractive and interesting example without being outstanding)

23

46%

Typical

(Generally without intrusive alteration, but a more run of the mill example)

4

8%

Compromised

(May, or may not, have formerly been outstanding, but has been so altered that its interest is very significantly diminished)

6

12%

 

Table 5 Data on standing schools in the London Borough of Southwark

Current use of school buildings

 

Number

Percentage

Original (the building is in use as a state primary school)

33

66%

Other education use (this includes secondary education, special education and any form of tertiary education, whether in the state or independent sector)

6

12%

Residential (conversion into dwellings)

7

14%

Office (conversion into office accommodation)

2

4%

Other (the box beneath indicating the range of uses)

2

4%

 

Theatre rehearsal space and art gallery; hospital outpatient department.

 

 

 



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