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The lawns at Staplefield Place
The Slaugham Archive
The lawns at Staplefield Place

The rear of Staplefield Place has a wooden-pillared porch or verandah looking out over extensive lawns.
During the war the Canadian army took it over and used it as a dressing station for injured soldiers. In about 1949 it was taken over by the London County Council to provide a school for disabled children.
Picture added on 20 November 2012 at 12:25
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Staplefield Place
What a subliminally beautiful building with large windows and loggia to take advantage of this mid-day in mid-summer. The architect must have been famous!
Added by Arthur Shopland on 18 February 2013
My name is Christopher De Martell and I used to attend Staplefield Place School in the 1970s. The school was run by the London County Council for disabled children.
I am researching Staplefield Place School between the early to late 1970’s. I would welcome any information or pictures of that period.
Many thanks.

Added by Christopher De Martell on 10 April 2014
I have reviewed the archives yet to be uploaded to the website but can only find three more newspaper cuttings of the Brownies and Guides based at the school.
Any information or photographs of the school is already uploaded and no doubt you have already used the search facility.
Can anyone else assist?
Good luck with the search. Please let me know if you would like better quality photographs sent to you.
Added by Barry Ray on 10 April 2014
I attended the school here between 1956 and 1959.
Added by Jan Goodall on 13 March 2015
The school was purchased by London CC (later the GLC) and run by ILEA for disabled pupils out of London. John Hughes was headteacher until 1990 when the school was given to LB Greenwich.
It was amalgamated with Ditton Place, on Brantridge Lane, and converted into a residential special school for disturbed young boys.
Added by Ray Winn on 29 December 2015
I went to Ditton Place boarding school from 1986 to 1992.
Mr Winn was the head teacher then; I'm trying to find any information or pictures.from that time.

Added by Benjamin Irving on 30 September 2016
When I attended the school between 1956-59 it was a girls only school. It took girls to the age of 16.
The Headmistress was a Miss Smith.
Added by Janice Goodall on 01 October 2016
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