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Wymington School

school school lane
Postcards of the School with Church behind
and the lane
Wymington school was opened in October 1878. The building was formerly Church Farm, and was opposite the Church.

The first week saw 49 children enrolled. This gradually increased to about 80 children.

The summer break was taken when harvest occurred 'sometime' between August and October, and continued until harvest was over, or perhaps later allowing time for the families to go gleaning for corn to help feed their chickens through the winter.

Rushden Echo, 4th July 1924

25 years ago - July 1899
Six Liberals and three Conservatives were nominated for the Wymington School Board, but the Conservative nomination papers, being all signed by the same person, were invalid, and the Liberals had a walk-over.

Miss Rutter
Miss Rutter
Miss Rutter, a rather strict headteacher, came in 1900 and retired in 1928.

Mrs Smith followed and remained for seven years.

Mrs Jones came in 1935 and stayed until her retirement in 1963.

In the war evacuee children joined the school, and a bomb caused damage in 1940. The senior children had been at Harrold school, but they returned to Wymington.

The school was made a primary only in 1952, and 1964 saw the 9 and 10 year-olds sent to Sharnbrook school. One of the classrooms was altered to become an assembly hall/dining room, and a well stocked library. Two years later a kitchen block and two new classrooms were added.

Northamptonshire Advertiser, Friday, November 4, 1966
Transcribed by Greville Watson

New School Buildings Dedicated

The new Wymington Primary School buildings were dedicated at a special service at the school on Sunday by the Bishop of Bedford, the Rt. Rev. John Trillo.

The service was well attended and among those present were representatives of Bedfordshire County Council and the school managers.

During the service a choir of the schoolchildren sang, and a collection was taken for the annual dedication festival week of prayer and freewill offerings.

The Rev. W. H. Fluellen, rector, gave an address and the bishop spoke of the importance of the home in the development of a child's character.

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