Former pupils get to relive school days before historic primary closes

Pupils and staff celebrate an outstanding Ofsted report for Trowse Primary School in 2014. Picture:

Pupils and staff celebrate an outstanding Ofsted report for Trowse Primary School in 2014. Picture: Simon Finlay - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Former pupils of Trowse Primary School have the chance to take one last look around their old classrooms before it moves ending 150 years in the current building.

Young pupils at Trowse Primary with the school guinea pig in 1972. Picture: Archant Library

Young pupils at Trowse Primary with the school guinea pig in 1972. Picture: Archant Library - Credit: Archant

Work is underway on a new school and nursery in the village, near Norwich, that will open in September with the current Grade II building in Dell Loke being sold off by Norfolk County Council.

MORE: Let's get cracking! Pupils' joy as building work starts on their new primary schoolAs a chance to say farewell, the school is holding an 'old school reunion' on Friday June 26 for former pupils and staff.

Current saff and pupils as work gets underway on the new Trowse Primary School. Picture: David Kirkh

Current saff and pupils as work gets underway on the new Trowse Primary School. Picture: David Kirkham - Credit: David Kirkham

Liz Andrews, school secretary, said: 'It has been a fabulous school for 150 years. This will be the last chance for people to have a look around and relive their school days.

'There are generations of the same family who have attended. I'm sure there will be a lot of fond memories.'

The current Trowse school dates back to 1882 and was funded by Jeremiah Colman. Picture: Evelyn Sima

The current Trowse school dates back to 1882 and was funded by Jeremiah Colman. Picture: Evelyn Simak - Credit: Evelyn Simak

The school has its origins in 1874 when a school room was attached to a Congregational chapel. In 1882, a purpose-built school was funded by Jeremiah Colman of the famous Mustard family.

MORE: Trowse school among 16 council-owned properties set to go up for saleThe new school will increase capacity to 200 pupils with seven classrooms, a multi-purpose hall and a nursery - a first for the village - as well as a stained glass window that is being relocated from the old school.


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Anyone interested in attending can contact the school on 01603 622485.

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