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History of QAC

Initial Drawing of QAC Site

QAC can trace its history back to 1847 when the General Institution for the Blind was founded by Mary Badger and Elizabeth Harrold.

The first pupil was a small boy named John Dale, aged ten, the son of a tobacco-pipe maker living near Holloway Head, who lost his sight through smallpox.

What the students say

I am really happy here! My programme has helped me make progress with my learning and communication. Staff are supportive and I've made lots of new friends.

Mustafa - 21

Preparation for Life Student


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