OAK LODGE SCHOOL, Wandsworth (1905- )
Secondary school for deaf children in Nightingale Lane, Clapham.
From the information card in the historical collection we read the following:
“This LCC School was with Ackmar Road, Fulham, visited by Queen Elizabeth on Wednesday November 20th 1945. It is almost unique in being next door to the Jew’s school (2 Schools next to each other!) Its Dressmaking Dept made one of the King George Coronation Dresses and one for Mrs Lloyd George and under its present head Miss Lucy, it is noted for its excellence of its folk dances. Previously was under a Yorkshire Deaf Teacher, Miss A.M. Hopson and since its inception in 1905 and up to the 1939-45 war, more than 1000 girls passed through its doors.”
During the Second World War the school was evacuated to the Handborough area of Oxfordshire. It was one of the LCC show schools and visited by Overseas Conferences of Teachers etc. The school is still going strong today.
Oak Lodge School. Magazine (BATOD), 1998, Jan, 29.
STUBBS, H. Hearing aid built in. Education, 1968, 131, 607.