The 1930s

1930 Davy fire escape appliances were provided in the Main Block and in each of the Halls. English Branch of BOSA published a book on English with scemes of work and book lists.

1930 The Sanatorium was completed during the Summer Term. Below is a typical student bedroom.


1930 Final examinations were held under the new scheme for the first time.

1931 New College Crest was approved for use on notepaper. Preliminary arrangements for the celebrations of the 21st anniversary were approved.

1932 21st Garden Party held at the College (June 21). 800 guests were welcomed by Sir Percy Jackson, Lady Jackson and the Principal. BOSA 21st Birthday Celebrations (October 8) which included Lunch, a gathering in the Hall, a dinner for about 500 on the Saturday and an address by Dr Wodehouse on the Sunday morning entitled Temples and Treasures. Miss Spalding resigned.

1933 Dr Francis Consitt appointed Principal of the College.

1935 With the approval of the Board of Education a part-time educational clinic for “difficult children” was opened.

1936 The possibility of a three year course of training was discussed by members of the Yorkshire Colleges.

1936 Revised proposals for the provision of a Swimming Bath were approved and included in the 1937/38 estimate. Approval was also given for the provision to form additional hard tennis courts.

1937 Further revision of plans for the Swimming Bath, additional tennis courts and extensive improvements in the college buildings were suggested.

1938 The snicket was placed out of bounds and the Acland Lane after dusk.

1938 A report on the proposed Swimming Bath was submitted. A three month refresher course for teachers of handwork and needlework with weaving was arranged for the summer term

1938 Dr Frances Consitt resigned.

1939 Miss Catherine Fletcher was appointed Principal. Consideration was given to the possibility of accommodating another College, should the need arise.