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.