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Headmistress Sally North invites children to step back in time and experience first-hand a day at a real Victorian school

Miss NorthThe school building was built in 1840.

It was used as a local Authority school until 1992 and was then acquired by Tom and Sally North. They have restored it as closely as possible to how it would have been in Victorian times. For example, it is once again heated by a coal fired "Tortoise" stove and lit by an oil lamp.

The school was featured in the BBC TV Landmark series on Victorian Childhood. You can see some video footage on the BBC website by clicking hereSee 'A Lesson at a Victorian Board School' and 'Education and life in the Victorian classroom' under the Videos heading, half way down the page.

Sally (left) has run the school as head-mistress since 1994 and many thousands of children have benefited from free school visits.

Comments from teachers visiting this term:

I have been bringing classes to you over the past six or seven years ... Your knowledge, your resources and your skills make a visit to you a must for any cohort of children studying this period of history. JS

Your commitment to the school and bringing the past to the present is inspirational. Many thanks. SBC

Thanks so much for such a wonderful visit to your Victorian School ... myself and my colleagues were impressed by the depth of the collection of period objects, the well thought out activities and the authenticity of the whole experience. CD

Having had utterly outstanding visits to your school over the past two years, we would very much like to book another visit. DP

Tel: 01328 838230 (day/eve)
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