the history of the school
The original National School was constructed in 1857 for 120 pupils. Almost two decades later, in 1875, a School Board of seven members was formed. The Board oversaw the districts of Osmotherley, Thimbleby and Ellerbeck. In 1878 the main school building and master’s residence (now Osmotherley Pre-School!) were erected at a cost of £1,047.
Since then, the school building has undergone many changes, the most recent being the construction of the new classroom and the conversion of the former boiler room and storeroom into a staff room and school office in 2007 followed by the conversion of the former disabled toilet into a new library and the creation of a headteacher’s office at the end of the school hall.
We would like to provide a detailed history of our school. Are you a former pupil or parent? Do you have any old photographs or memories of the school you would like to share with us? We would be very grateful for your input.