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Banstead Village

Banstead Hall exterior
The Banstead Image Library
Banstead Hall exterior

Banstead Hall taken from the school brochure in the 1930s. It was a large Victorian house built about 1870 near the Brighton Road as a residence, with about 4 acres of land. From about 1889 became private preparatory school with playing fields, run by E J Maitland. The playing fields were later extended. After Mr Maitland's death in 1903, the School was carried on by his widow and then by their son. He bought the adjoining houses, Basing House and Banstead House and their grounds for the school. The School closed in 1936 and was bought by the Surrey County Council for use as an 'Approved School'for boys, which continued until 1970. The year attributed to the photograph is an estimate.
Picture added on 12 July 2010 at 16:39
looking how I remember it in 1962.
Added by A W Gaze on 04 July 2013
The guitarist and founder member of the Sex Pistols punk rock group was sent here when it was an "approved school"in the 1960`s/70`s for stealing a Lambretta motor scooter. Are there any records or photographs of his time here?

Reply from LNW: Interesting information but sadly we have nothing which might confirm it as we hold no records from the school.
Added by Fred Bloggs on 22 March 2018
Are there any pic of the "Fetes" that were attended by dignitaries I remember a Rolls Royce or two at those functions, also I remember "Roger Bannister and Gordon Pirie" attending a sports day in I think 1959/60 swanky affair ...JH

Reply from LNW: Not seen anything like that but certainly Roger Bannister did visit another local school to present a prize so I guess he did the same at Banstead Hall
Added by John Harvey on 23 February 2019
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Schools (excl. Picquets Way)

The Banstead Village SchoolGraeme Sergeant at Beechholme Burgh Heath Methodist SchoolBurgh Heath Methodist School teachersBurgh Heath Methodist School. Miss ParrotBurgh Heath Methodist School teachersBurgh Heath Methodist School JuniorsBurgh Heath Methodist School Mrs Coleman.Picquets Way prefects, 1958School outing