Hanley’s Mechanics Institution, which trained workers in the 19th century

North Staffs Heritage is researching the history of education in North Staffordshire and The Potteries.

This comprehensive long-term project will study in-depth the development of Primary, Secondary, Further and Higher Education. 

Research topics include:

  • Grammar and Charity Schools
  • Mechanics Institutes and Art Schools
  • Dame Schools, Sunday Schools and Elementary Schools
  • Industrial Schools and Reformatories
  • Pupil Teachers and Teacher Training Colleges
  • Apprenticeships and Vocational Training
  • Primary and Secondary Schools
  • Technical Colleges and Colleges of Further Education
  • Colleges of Higher Education, Polytechnics and Universities