Open Air School, Forest Hill

aka Birley House aka Brent Knoll


The Open Air School at Forest Hill, was opened , we understand, in 1908 in London Road. In 1927 it moved to Mayow Road, Lower Sydenham and was was renamed Brent Knoll. This much we have gathered from the Lost Hospitals of London website.



Does anyone know anymore about this open air school? We have had an appeal from Robert who was there in the 1960s. Let us know if you have memories, photos, information etc. Many thanks.



An article about Brent Knoll in the 1930s. appeared in the Independent in 2005

The Wellcome Library has a report about Brent Knoll here.







Some records of the school are held by the National Archives

Others are held by the London Metropolitan Archives.