HE Crescent Schools opened in October 1898. A formal opening ceremony took place on January 10, 1899.
The original school building cost £11,000 to construct and had the capacity to take 900 pupils.
It had three departments, the infants’, boys’ and girls’ departments.
James Hadfield was the first headmaster of the boys’ department, having previously been headmaster at Furnace Hill School.
The first headmistress of the girls’ school was Miss MH Marshall.
At some point in the 1910s-1920s, the school was reorganised into four departments, including the senior boys, senior girls, mixed juniors and mixed infants.
This reorganisation absorbed the former Moravian School into the senior girls’ department.
Further change came in 1931, when the girls’ department became Lakes Road Girls Secondary Modern.
This school was in existence until 1979 when it merged with Crescent Road School for Boys to form Ravensfield High School.
In 1989 Ravensfield merged with Astley High School to form Dukinfield Astley High School.
Tameside Local Studies and Archive Centre, Cotton Street, Ashton will have some photographs from Lakes Road School, Dukinfield, from 1950-1970 on display on Saturday, April 25 from 11am-2pm.
If you were a former pupil, come along to see if you can find yourself in one of them.