Neston School, photograph c. 1907

Neston School, photograph c. 1907

Neston - A Brief History

The school was built in 1861 as Corshamside School and enlarged in 1885.

It began life as an elementary school and when Corsham Secondary Modern School opened in 1955, it was the only Corsham school to retain some of its older pupils for a time.

In the 1930s a garden area and outhouses were built by pupils attending the school. This lovely, scenic area which is hugely popular with the current pupils is affectionately known as the 'Sunken Garden'.

In 1997 the building was enlarged, including a mezzanine platform built into of one of the original classrooms and the school grounds were also extended.

The school celebrated its 150th Birthday in the summer of 2011 with a fantastic day enjoyed by pupils past and present. The school is the heartbeat of the village community and everyone came out to support the school in celebrating the past with an event that included performances from the children as well as fairground attractions in the grounds. 

Most recently, in the summer of 2013, the school has undergone further extension with the addition of two amazing new classrooms, including a purpose-built Early Years provision classroom with a free-flow playground, a new office for the Head Teacher and a large, spacious area which encourages group learning.

 Reception and Year 4 classrooms, built 2013

Reception and Year 4 classrooms, built 2013

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