Skip to main content

School Architecture and Design Archives: Welcome

This guides provides an introduction to resources on architecture and school design in the IOE Newsam Library & Archives

Pre-1900 schools

Historically schools were not always designed for their purpose, rather they were often built to follow current trends in the way a building looked. However, this changed dramatically throughout the twentieth century.  This guide briefly introduces the subject of school from 1820 to the present day.

Copland Secondary Modern, c1953

Photograph of students on staircase, interior of Copland Secondary Modern, circa 1953

External links

Throughout this guide you may find links to external sites, particularly with regards to explanations of terms used. We cannot be responsible for the accuracy of this third party content.