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The History of our School

 

Thurnham Glasson School was built in 1833 for the benefit of the children living around the Dock and in the farms around Old Glasson.

It has always served the local community and in 1880 had 100 pupils squeezed into its small space.  In the early days it even had  separate playground for girls and boys.

Numbers on roll have changed somewhat over the years as has the appearance of the school.  Former pupils can see many changes.  An additional classroom was added for Key Stage 1 children in 2002 allowing the large room to be used for Worship and physical activities.  The old outside toilets were demolished and a vegetable garden started.  Here the children plant vegetables, tend them, then the school cook prepares them for lunches.

A major change was in 2005 when the derelict School House was given to the Governing Body by the local Parochial Church Council.  The old house is now an administration area and for the first time in its history the school gained a staff room.  The old office has been converted into a library and quiet area.  In 2007 a link corridor was built between the School House and the main building bringing both parts of the school together.

In 2013 we added an additional outdoor classroom for use by the Infants which joins on to the early years play area for continuous provision for all infant children.

In early 2018, we secured funding to go ahead with some extensive building work in the old school house.  The work began over the summer break and has transformed the offices, staff room and reception area. Not only has this given the school a more modern feel, it has also improved security for both children and staff. The major part of the building work has been completed (as of September 2018) but there are still fixtures, fittings and decorating to be completed across the autumn term. We are very much looking forward to seeing it completed!

We enjoy close links with the Church and local community which puts our school firmly in the heart of the village (if not physically!)

We are extremely lucky to learn and teach in such beautiful surroundings with such a history.

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