History of Reigate School of Art
Originally founded in 1895, Reigate School of Art has a unique heritage of having successfully provided creative education for nearly 125 years.
TIMELINE: 1895 to the present day
1895 – The Redhill Technical Institute came into being incorporating Reigate – Redhill Art Classes.
1937 – It was upgraded to a Technical College and the school of arts and crafts relocated to Reigate.
1938 – Reigate – Redhill Art Classes achieve ‘Art School’ status and become Reigate and Redhill School of Arts and Crafts.
1948 – Request for additional classrooms at the Blackborough Road site due to growth in student numbers.
1983 – Redhill Technical College and the Reigate and Redhill School of Arts and Crafts became East Surrey College.
2002 – School of Arts and Crafts relocated from Reigate to a new building on the main East Surrey College campus in Redhill and was renamed Reigate School of Art, Design and Media.
2010 – the new state-of-the-art East Surrey College building was completed.
2015 – the Reigate School of Art, Design and Media becomes Reigate School of Art.
2019 – East Surrey College, incorporating Reigate School of Art, formally merged with John Ruskin College to form the overarching College Group: Orbital South Colleges.
Reigate School of Art would like to thank Gus Hyatt for taking the time to putting together this document which collates
Reigate School of Art would like to thank Gus Hyatt for taking the time to putting together this document which collates The History of Redhill and Reigate School of Art 1895-1970.