Connaught Road School is a beautiful old building, I don’t know much of its history but I’m sure someone will. I guess it was built around 1900, the architecture and brickwork are typical of that time. I believe that it closed as a council run school in around 1966. The reason I know this is because the woodwork and technical drawing teacher, Mr Harrison, who joined my school (Cottesmore St Mary’s Secondary Modern) in about 1966 had previously been at Connaught Road School and moved because of the closure. “Woody Harrison” as he became known was a great teacher.
Today, Connaught Road School is an Adult Learning Centre.