Church Street Primary School. opened in 1879, and one woman in particular made the school a success - Miss Amy Chambers headmistress (as they were called in those days (from 1890 until she retired in 1928. Throughout her and sadly the details of those children who died, not only from disease, but of those old boys who were killed in the Great War (World War One) In November 1918 she wrote "I attended the 'Memorial Service' in honour of the 34 laddies from this school who gave up their lives for us". Although she had a repuation for being stern she was very caring, arranging for the poorer children to be provided with warm clothing, and when she had to attend Lewes for meetings she would take one or two pf them with her as a treat. Miss Chambers not only represented the school at County Council Education meetings she represented East Sussex at national meetings and was a member of the then Seaford Urban District Council.
career, Miss Chambers kept a kog book recording inspections, the comings and goings of staff, the curriculum,