Recently we went to Eton and were amazed to see this school in the High Street. It is a very unusual name for a school!
The BBC Doomsday project has an entry in it that explains all
Some people think that Porny is an odd name for a school .Our school was founded with a bequest from Richard Porny who was a Master at Eton college.We talked to some old people who remembered coming to the school. The school used to be divided into two,girls upstairs and boys downstairs There used to be a fence down the middle of the playground.There lessons were mainly maths and English and some Nature Study. The boys did woodwork and the girls did needlework.They didn't have television and there was a fire-engine where our television room is now.They stayed here until they were 14 and didn't go to another school. In 1987 our Middle School is going to close and Eton Porny will probably be a Lower School only for children from 5-9 years.