Brian Moseley, Plymouth
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Penlee Secondary Modern School was located at Somerset Place, Stoke, Devonport, opposite the east end of Penlee Road.  It was formed as a result of the Education Act 1944, which came in to operation on April 1st 1945, the initial pupils coming from Stuart Road Secondary Modern School for Girls. 

Work started on the new building in February 1953 and the School was opened in September 1955.

Penlee Secondary Modern School was one of ten new schools in Plymouth declared officially open by the Minister of Education, the Right Honourable Sir David Mcadam Eccles KCVO MP, on Friday June 15th 1956.  The ceremony was held at the School and was in the presence of the Deputy Lord Mayor, Alderman T H Watkins, the Director of Education, Doctor Andrew Scotland and the Headmaster of Penlee School, Mr H C Holding.  The School had accommodation for 500 pupils at that time.

The School was closed in the late 1980s and after refurbishment became Stoke Damerel Community College.