The Convent, Ealing, Middlesex

A home for Roman Catholic girls was opened in 1903 at a Convent on Little Ealing Lane, Ealing, Middlesex. The establishment could accommodate 130 girls aged from 2 to 14 years. The home was independently run by the Sisters of Charity and received all its intake from the Westminster Diocese's Crusade of Rescue.

Girls at the Ealing Convent, c.1905. © Peter Higginbotham

The site later became St Anne's Convent School for Girls. The singer Dusty Springfield was a pupil there in the 1950s.

From 1986 until 2005, the School was home to the King Fahad Academy. Now a listed building, it has since stood empty.

Records

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Bibliography

  • Anonymous St. Anne's Convent: secondary school for girls, Little Ealing Lane, London W5: its history, development and present-day activities. (1936, British Publishing Company)
  • Waugh, N These, My Little Ones (1911, Sands & Co.)
  • Hyland, Jim Changing Times Changing Needs: A History of the Catholic Children's Society (Westminster) (2009)