Albury & Puller Nursery & Primary Schools

Puller - Meet our Founder

Information gathered from Wikepedia on our schools founder Christopher William Giles Puller 1807 - 1864.

The son of Sir Christopher Puller and his wife Louise King, he was educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford. A college friend of W. E. Gladstone, he graduated B.A. in 1828, and M.A. in 1832. He was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1832, and went into practice as a chancery barrister. He resided at Youngsbury.[1][3]

At the 1857 general election, Puller became Member of Parliament for Hertfordshire; and he was re-elected in 1859.[1][4] He was a Liberal who took an interest in the church rate debates of 1858 to 1861.[5] He was also regarded as an expert on the education issue.[6]

Giles Puller was in 1858 a secretary of the India Missions Extension of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel; he had been on the Standing Committee of the Society from 1850.[7][8] He died on 16 February 1864 at Youngsbury.[9] His replacement as Member of Parliament was Henry Surtees.[10]

A memorial window was created in St Mary's Church, Standon, Hertfordshire.[11] The High Cross Puller Memorial primary school was built by the family to his memory.[12] 

Giles Puller


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Albury C of E VA Primary

Church End Albury, Herts SG11 2JQ

01279 771253

Puller Memorial C of E VA Primary

High Cross Ware, Herts SG11 1AZ

01920 463178