June 23, 2008
Roots Go Back to Victorian Times
THE school was founded in 1850 as a three class village school.
Pupils could stay until they were 14 although many left for work at the age of 12. And the head teacher and his family lived in a house on the premises, now converted into a classroom and staffroom.
After the war it became a primary school sending 11-year-olds to senior schools in nearby Rugby.
During the early 70s, a first, middle and senior school system was introduced in Warwickshire and the school became a first school taking pupils up to the age of eight.
In the mid 1990s the system was dismantled and the school went back to being a primary school for four to 11-year-olds.
Among the former heads is the late Roy Everard, head from the late 1940s until the 1980s, who has a road in the village named after him.
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