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Celebrating 150 years

This year we will be celebrating 150 years of Green Hammerton primary school.  In 1874 the original school building (which still forms part of our current school) was opened after funding was provided by Henry Richard Farrer to build it.  Henry Farrer lived in Green Hammerton Hall and in 1874, when St Thomas Chapel of Ease was being designed, Mr Farrer decided to take the opportunity to build a new school at the same time, because the Tancred Charity had given sufficient land to make this possible.  Due to the Education Act of 1870, all children had the right to attend school and Mr Farrer decided a better building was needed.  It is thought the school cost about £450 to build and Mr & Mrs Farrer paid for this, as well as contributing a considerable sum of money towards the building of St Thomas church. The land that both were built on was donated by the Tancred Trust.

In recognition of this milestone we have dedicated the last fortnight of the term to celebrate the school's achievements and learn more about the history of our school and how education has changed over the years.  During this '150 fortnight' we will have a Victorian day, put together a time capsule, do some '150 challenges' and celebrate with a visit from the circus!

There is also the opportunity for families and friends of the school to buy the school a birthday present if they wish.  The staff have put together an Amazon Wishlist of some things that would enhance the learning opportunities for our children.  The links to these lists can be found below and we are very grateful to all those who support us.