I started at this school in 1950 and was there until 1956. I used to live in St Georges Terrace with my mother, grandparents and her brothers and sisters. When I attended the school it used to have the Infants, Junior, and the Secondary Schools all in the same building. The school was located on the corner of Upper Bedford Street and St Georges Terrace.
My first class
The first class was class 5 and was for five year old children. Because there was not enough room in the main school building some of the classes had to be held in the convent next door to the church. The head teacher was Mr Hogan some of the teachers were nuns from the convent of the Sisters of Mercy, next door to the church, which is also called St John the Baptist.
Sometime in 1954 the secondary school moved to Woodingdean to what used to be called Warren Farm. This was called St John the Baptist Secondary Modern School, later renamed the Fitzherbert School. The old junior school later moved to its new building which is now in Whitehawk Hill Road. The old school in St Georges Terrace later became the Fitzherbert Centre.