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Programme for the Opening of Malton County Modern and the Grammar School extensions - 1959

NORTH RIDING COUNTY COUNCIL EDUCATION COMMITTEE

FORMAL OPENING OF MALTON COUNTY MODERN SCHOOL

AND

MALTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL EXTENSIONS

BY
SIR WILLIAM A. WORSLEY, Bt.

Her Majesty's Lieutenant for the North Riding

THURSDAY, 17th SEPTEMBER, 1959

FORMAL OPENING CEREMONY

The ceremony will take place at 2-30 p.m.
in the Assembly Hall of the Modern School

Chairman; COUNTY ALDERMAN R. S. BUTTERFIELD, O.B.E., M.C.
Chairman of the Education Committee

PRAYERS SAID BY THE REV. A. BAILEY

CHAIRMAN'S REMARKS

FORMAL OPENING OF THE MODERN SCHOOL AND THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL EXTENSIONS BY SIR WILLIAM A. WORSLEY, Bt.
Her Majesty's Lieutenant for the North Riding

VOTE OF THANKS
MOVED BY COUNTY COUNCILLOR MAJOR A. T. BOURNE-ARTON, M.B.E.
Chairman of the Secondary Education Sub-Committee

SECONDED BY COUNTY ALDERMAN F. S. H. WARD

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

Tea will be served in the Assembly Hall of the Grammar School.

MALTON COUNTY MODERN SCHOOL AND

MALTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL

Sir William Worsley needs no introduction to Malton or to the schools concerned in today's ceremony. But it is right and proper to mention that the Worsley family is the only one in the North Riding with a continuous record of membership of the County Council since its establishment some 70 years ago. And that although Sir William Worsley, like his father before him, has given distinguished service in many walks of public life, he has especially devoted himself to education and to promoting the welfare and well-being of the rising generation.

Malton County Modern School, built at last after many years of waiting, received its first pupils a year ago, and this month, on the admission of children at the age of 11, the reorganisation of the primary schools in the urban and rural districts has been completed. The school has been built for some 450 children, and it was designed by Professor J. H. Napper & Partners of Newcastle-on-Tyne. It is interesting to recall that the first commission undertaken by Mr. Napper for the building of a school was given to him by the North Riding on the recommendation of the President of the R.I.B.A., some nine years ago, for the Ryedale Modern School.

The main contractors for the work were Messrs. W. Birch & Son Ltd. of York; the contract sum was £151,014 and furniture and equipment cost £11,546. Sir William Worsley is the first Chairman of the Governors of the school and its first headmaster is Mr. G. C. Hanson, B.A.

Malton Grammar School was opened by Sir William Worsley's father in 1911. It was extended in 1935, and the purpose of the present extensions is to bring the premises up to the standards of the Education Act, 1944, and to provide for an increased number of pupils. The school now has accommodation for some 300 pupils, and besides serving its original districts of the North and East Ridings, it will now cater for some additional villages in the East Riding.

The extensions were designed by Mr. F. X. Velarde, F.R.I.B.A., of Liverpool, who was first commissioned by the North Riding for the Scalby County Modern School before the war on the recommendation of the President of the R.I.B.A.

The present extensions comprise an assembly hall/gymnasium, dining hall, physics laboratory, biology laboratory, woodwork room, 3 classrooms and staff-rooms, and rooms in the existing buildings have been converted to provide a library and three classrooms. The main contractors were Messrs. W. Birch & Son Ltd., of York; the contract sum was £58,441, and furniture and equipment cost £6,500.

Sir William Worsley is the Chairman of the Governors of the Grammar School and its headmaster is Mr. P. T. Taylor, M.A.

The two schools stand on neighbouring sites totalling some 27 acres of land.