National School 1861 to St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School (4)

St. Peter's School Staff undated
Title National School 1861 to St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School (4)
Date 1861 to present.
Location Rawdon
Photo ID C747
Comment St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School Staff, undated. Back row left to right: Eva Woodcock, George Crompton, Sally Murgatroyd. Front row left to right: Maud Jackson, Headmaster, Eric Silletto, (?)

C747 – St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School Staff, undated.

St. Peter's School orchestra undated

B750 – St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School Orchestra, undated.

St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School Junior Orchestra – Undated

The school junior orchestra which was comprised of: 3 cellos, 9 recorders, 8 violins, 2 trumpets, 2 clarinets and 1 oboe.

Donated by George Crompton.

St. Peter's School Staff c1960s

B746 – St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School Staff, c1960s.

St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School Staff – c1960s

A staff photograph, some names have been noted:

Janet Friel, Mrs Sheppard, George Crompton, seated front row 3rd from the right, Ralph Ward, Sue Settle, Christine ?
Christine Hobson, Nora Waterhouse.

St. Peter's Football Team, Undated

B592 – St. Peter’s (C of E) Football Team, undated.

St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School Junior Football Team – Undated

Junior school football team with trophy and mascot.

Donated by George Crompton.

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A792 – St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School, undated.

St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School Pupils – Undated

Photo of class 7 donated by George Crompton who also supplied the following names:

Louise Acaster, Joanna Forkins, Elaine Hargreaves, Joanne Long, Sarah Tate, Rebecca Reid, Joanne Drew, James Hargreaves, Ian Russell, Adam Wainwright, James Wood, Tracy Wright, Samantha Allinson, Stephen Fox, Katy Botton, Richard Broadhead, Victoria Mosley, Wendy Ayton, Helen Mathers, Christopher M Brown, Sarah Timms, Claire Sutcliffe, Sarah Watson, Giles Brown, Jonathan Eden, Jonathan Bates, Gaynor Collinson, Mathew Newbould, Richard Berkeley.

St. Peter's School Staff 1973

C743 – St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School Staff, 1973.

St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School Staff – 1973 

Named are:

Sue Settle, George Crompton, seated first left front row, Christine Hobson, Janet Friel, Ralph Ward, Vera Turnbull, Mrs Shepherd, Nora Waterhouse and student Carol Fisher.

Donated by George Crompton.

St. Peters School Undated

P383 – St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School, undated.

St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School – Undated

A series of twelve photographic views of the school and although undated they are estimated to have taken between early to mid 1970s.

Also known as the National School.

In the 1800s National Schools were founded by the National Society for Promoting Religious Education, the curriculum was the basic ‘3Rs’, reading, writing and arithmetic with religious teaching on the precepts of the Church of England.
These schools eventually became absorbed into the state school system.

The two bushes central to the image border the edge of Billing Dam, with the old Billing small holding in the distance built during the 1800s and of course the Billing. Many a day spent there on school nature walks. (Ed. JB)

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P385 – St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School, undated.

On the left is an additional classroom built during the 70s, for the ever increasing capacity of pupils.  Grange Farm in the distance, which when demolished would become the school car park.

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P386 – St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School, undated.

A view showing the rear of the outside classroom and Grange Farm buildings.

P387 – St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School, undated.

The outside classroom with the Billing dam and the Billing in the distance.

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P388 – St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School, undated.

The main assembly hall also utilised as a gym and school canteen for the staff and pupils.

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P389 – St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School, undated.

A view through the windows showing where pupils hung their coats.  I always remember that the individual coat hooks had above them a little embossed motif of either a flower or animal, to assist where as an infant, you had left your coat! The houses to the right of the image are on Billingwood Drive, the top house of which is No: 12, where I was born and grew up in the 50s. The end window during the 50s and early 60s was the Headmasters Office. On the far right of the image you can just see the old farm buildings of Intake Lane Farm. (Ed. JB)

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P390 – St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School, undated.

Another view of the outside classroom and the Billing beyond.

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P391 – St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School, undated.

The school playground with Grange Farm running adjacent to it. On the far side during winter months in the 50s, pupils always made a slide next to the verge as there was a natural depression on the tarmac affording water to turn into ice and where the children wore out their shoes!! (Ed. JB)

P392 – St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School, undated.

A view from the top of the mezzanine landing. Assembly hall on the left. In this area during the 50s, was a glass framed notice board, showing the individual class achievements. There were four classes each depicted by the name, colour and identified by a model of an aircraft: Hunter – blue; Sabre – red; Valiant – Yellow and Meteor – green. (Ed. JB)

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P396 – St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School, undated.

Eventually the need for more classrooms increased and further outside classrooms were built. This photo is probably late 70s, as the Billing small holding in the background was demolished in 1981.

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P397 – St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School, undated.

A view of the above buildings from another angle, that have encroached upon the old school football pitch.

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P384 – St. Peter’s (C of E) Primary School, undated.

The side of the classrooms facing Town Street.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 20 December 2020.
Last updated: 14 march 2021.

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