1847 - 1947

Hanley School of Art at Haslehurst Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, was first set up as part of the Potteries Schools of Design which were founded in 1847. Classes were held at the British School building in Pall Mall.
The Hanley branch became an independent school in 1860. The building in Pall Mall was enlarged in 1880 with the addition of a new storey which provided space for another two hundred students. Hanley school gradually lost ground to its rival at Burslem and was closed in 1947.