Donnison side view

Donnison side view

Garden 1

Garden 1

Donnison school

Donnison school

Victorian school room experience can be

Victorian school room experience can be

Donnison Christmas

Donnison Christmas

Schoolroom set for Xmas

Welcome to the Donnison School Heritage Centre
   

The Donnison School  was originally a school for '36 poor girls' from Sunderland parish in1798; when girls were provide with a good education and suitable clothes that would help them to later secure work in the community. The school building was added to in 1827, when the headmistress' accommodation was built. This early educational provision was an investment in the welfare of working class children, made by its benefactor Elizabeth Donnison and later Elizabeth Woodcock. 

 

The Donnison School Heritage Centre is now a thriving Community Hub. This restored Georgian school building offers new opportunities for all ages for community engagement through an annual programme of activities, events and community outreach. The Friends of The Donnison School support and maintain this Grade II listed building. The building was restored and re-opened as a new community facility in 2007.

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Donnison School 2020 activity programme has been currently suspended due to
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Sunderland Literature Festival
2020 online literature festival for Sunderland.
 
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Donnison School                         Heritage and Education Centre
Church Walk
Sunderland
SR1 2BJ