Dunstable School





Dunstable Grammar School

Dunstable School

The Francis Ashton School

High Street North, Dunstable, Beds


A collection of memorabilia


Hi Dave. 

I've attached a jpeg of a 1905 postcard of the old place.

Hope it's of use.

Best wishes, 





Exclusive Offer from Weston Homes 


“We are looking to have Thursday, January 11th, 2018, as our 'PR Launch Night', from 6pm until 8pm, and to open to the public on Friday, January 12th, 2018, for the start of selling.

I would like to extend to your members an exclusive invitation to the opening of the development, to come along and have a look at what we have done to the school – which we hope will please them. They can view the show apartments and marketing suite, and hear about plans for the development.
 “We also understand that some members may be interested in the possibility of purchasing a property in the school buildings. We will be more than happy to accommodate a private pre-release for those members. For instance, we could hold an opening on the Thursday afternoon for anyone interested in purchasing so they have 'first pick' before we open to the public the following day.
 “If your members specify whether they would like to go to either the launch, the private pre-release or both, they can contact me at, via my postal address (FAO: Julia Nally, Weston Homes Plc, Weston Group Business Centres, Parsonage Road, Takeley, CM22 6PU) or on my landline  (01279 874190). If I do not answer the landline – I travel to sites weekly – please leave a message and I will come straight back to them.

Julia Nally

Assistant Sales Manager (Northern Region)

Weston Homes”


The School is now closed


After 128 years, the school, bequeathed to Dunstable by Frances Ashton, has closed its doors to pupils for the last time.

What's next? The developer, Weston Homes, says a sympathetic conversion into residences for some 100 people. Time will tell.

See for more details

This means our Annual Lunch can no longer be held at the old School but will be held at the Dunstablians Rugby Football Club at Thorn Turn, Bidwell.
Click on the red link below for a map.





Dunstablians Rugby Football Club

AUGUST 19th 2017




New Panorama Photo edit resource.


Membersof DSOBA who log-in have access to a new edit resource to name/rename faces they recognise in the panoramas photographs.

Log in, click on Photos (above) and choose your year.



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