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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.

Very recent Sound Bites from pupils and a teacher:

Thanks to my good edicasion, now I have a job as a puple teacher. I can Read Wright and Spell and I work 6 hours a day for a small salery.

I wanted to write to you to thank you for keeping the school alive and running so that I could be a real Victorian person.

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

SALLY NORTH, GREAT CRESSINGHAM VICTORIAN SCHOOL, THE STREET, GREAT CRESSINGHAM, IP25 6NL
Tel: 01328 838230 (day/eve)
Great Cressingham Victorian school email address