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Shoreham-by-Sea school
« on: Monday 09 July 18 11:15 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know anything about a school called St Monica? I have located reference to it on the 1939 register and on the Shoreham-by-sea directories. It may have been a prep school, it was situated on Shoreham Beach but so far I havenít been able to locate any of its records.

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Vicky

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Re: Shoreham-by-Sea school
« Reply #1 on: Monday 09 July 18 12:26 BST (UK) »
There is a mention of it here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/80/a4502080.shtml

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The little church became our family church. I became a member of the Sunday school and also attended St.Monicaís school for young children, further along the beach.

Interesting that the writer of that came from Croydon, as a school where I taught, also Croydon, was evacuated there according to the log books. However the children were brought back when it was realised they weren't that safe there!  60 years later, when the class I was teaching was studying WW2, we did a mock evacuation to Shoreham.
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Re: Shoreham-by-Sea school
« Reply #2 on: Monday 09 July 18 14:22 BST (UK) »
I saw that but havenít found anything more, other than what Iíve mentioned below. I didnít realise they were brought back again after being evacuated. Iíll try contacting the West Sussex archives

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Re: Shoreham-by-Sea school
« Reply #3 on: Monday 09 July 18 16:41 BST (UK) »
Hi Vicky,

If you have access to British Newspapers you will see some references to St Monica's School, Shoreham Beach.

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Re: Shoreham-by-Sea school
« Reply #4 on: Monday 09 July 18 17:47 BST (UK) »
Thank you!