Victoria Road School

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Victoria Road School

The original school opened in 1895 as a boy’s school, the girl’s school being in Hope Street. Later they were combined as an elementary school ,teaching children from 5 – 14. Some students who passed the 11 + test went to the grammar school in Douglas until the opening of Castle Rushen High School in 1948.

Quote from the school log 27th September 1948:

“Miss MacDonald came to collect the Domestic Science utensils for transport to the high School together with the senior text books for all subjects and two balances”

Victoria Road became a primary school and pupils at 11 years moved to the comprehensive school at Castle Rushen.


The P.T.F.A are a fund raising and social organisation that runs about a dozen events per year. The committee are always on the look out for new members and new ideas. All parents are entitled to be on the committee, all they have to do is attend the A.G.M early in September.

During the year the following events are organised:

  • Easter Egg hunt Sunday, April 16th 2000
  • Worm Charming Sunday April 30th 2000
  • Summer Fair TBA
  • Family Quiz night TBA
  • Car Treasure Hunt TBA
  • Barbeque and sports night TBA