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was a secondary school located in Dudley
Dudley is a large town in the West Midlands county of England. At the 2001 census , the Dudley Urban Sub Area had a population of 194,919, making it the 26th largest settlement in England, the second largest town in the United Kingdom behind Reading, and the largest settlement in the UK without...
, West Midlands
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and later Staffordshire
Staffordshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. For Eurostat purposes, the county is a NUTS 3 region and is one of four counties or unitary districts that comprise the "Shropshire and Staffordshire" NUTS 2 region. Part of the National Forest lies within its borders...
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It was opened in 1896 as Park (Demonstration) School
to serve the expanding area to the west of Dudley town centre around Wolverhampton Street and Wellington Road.
The school's popularity dipped during the 1960s following the completion of the new Holly Hall School and by the early 1970s closure was looking likely as a result of the falling numbers on the school roll. The school finally closed its doors in July 1975 when it merged with the town's Grammar and High School
Dudley Girls' High School was a selective higher education school which provided education for girls aged 11 to 18 years.-History:It was located in Dudley, England, and opened on 8 December 1910 near the town centre in Priory Road, 12 years after Dudley Grammar School moved to neighbouring premises...
s to form The Dudley School, which in turn became Castle High
For schools of the same name, see Castle High School.Castle High School is a secondary school located in Dudley, West Midlands, England. It caters for pupils aged from 11 to 16 years. It is also a specialist Arts College.-The school:...
in September 1989 on its merger with The Blue Coat School
The Blue Coat School was a mixed secondary school located in Dudley, England. It was opened in 1869 within buildings in Bean Road, several hundred yards east of Dudley town centre...
However, the Park School buildings remained in use for two years as an annexe of the Dudley School, being demolished soon after falling into disuse in 1977 to make way for the new building of Jessons Middle School which opened in 1980.