Marston school celebrates its 300th anniversary

Marston Thorold School 1903.
Marston Thorold School 1903.
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The primary school in Marston is preparing to celebrate its 300th anniversary.

Marston Thorold’s Church of England Primary School has a number of activities planned to mark the magnificent milestone.

The school was founded in 1716 by Dame Margaret Thorold who wanted to provide an education for the children of her family’s tenant farm labourers.

The current headteacher, Jan Marshall said: “Whilst clearly the school, and the education process, has changed hugely in the last 300 years, the school’s ethos in providing excellent and life-preparing education to its 86 pupils remains firmly intact.

“Everyone in the school is hugely proud of its achievements over the last 300 years – the school holds a very special place in the lives of the children, staff and the village as a whole.”

The school is preparing many events to celebrate the anniversary, including the burial of a time capsule, culminating in a concert and garden party for all those associated with the school, old and new, on Thursday, July 14.

A website www.marston300.co.uk has been launched featuring many of the old school photographs, school trips from years gone by and details of the upcoming events.

The school is looking for more memories and photos from former pupils or their relatives to help build upon the legacy of this historic school by adding to the online archive. Full details, including how to upload the information, can be found on the website.

Former pupils and those associated with the school are welcome to join the celebrations on July 14 and are asked to confirm their attendance by calling the school office on 01400 250583.