The schools of Brighton section here would not be complete without mention of Christ Church School in Bedford Place. The school was where all the children from Middle Street & St Pauls went if they did not pass the 11 plus examination.
It was only a small school, built at the side of the church. When there was an air raid. the pupils had to go under the church for safety. Mr Russell, the head master, would take assembly in the main hall, where prayers were said. He would also announce any changes in the daily shedule.
Unfortunately, there was a fire in the church, and it was demolished to make flats. The school building is still standing, but some of it is a small theatre called The New Venture, where plays are still staged. Quite a few of the old pupils fom Christ Church School still keep in touch. They come from lots of different place, some as far away as Alberta, Canada.