New Park School

New Park School was an independent preparatory school in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. The school was founded in 1933 by Cuthbert Dixon, a teacher at Merchiston Castle School.

The school was situated at Hepburn Gardens, a residential area of St Andrews. In addition, the school owned playing fields at Priory Acres off the Canongate, on the other side of the Kinness Burn. In 1986, part of the playing fields were put on the market for residential development. The school continued to use the remaining playing fields until it closed in 2005.

Initially the school had 13 boys, all of whom were day pupils. Within a few years the school had expanded, and by 1938 there were 20 pupils including 10 boarders. Numbers continued to increase, particularly in the post-war period.

In the 1970s, New Park admitted its first girls. By the time the school closed in 2005, there were roughly equal numbers of boys and girls. As times changed, boarding became less popular, and by the mid-1990s boarding at New Park had ceased.

Read more about New Park School:  Merger With St Leonards, New Park Educational Trust

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