History of Collingwood

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Collingwood was founded in 1929 as a Boys’ School and was constituted as an Educational Trust in 1978. The school became co-educational in September 1991 and has flourished into the school it is today.

The famous English artist Frank Dadd, R.I., R.O.I. 1851-1929 made his home in what is now the Springfield Road site in 1903. He renamed the house (originally called Homeleigh), Morwenstow and lived here for sixteen years. A plaque outside the front door commemorates this.

The spirit of Frank Dadd lives on with Collingwood’s annual Art and Music festival. We celebrate the work produced during the year and it is always a delight, with displays of innovative pieces demonstrating our pupils’ talents.