175 Years of Shelford School

Shelford School opened its doors at Michaelmas, 1843 - i.e. the end of September. For an account see 'The Making of a Village School' by Marjorie Westbrook, published in 1993 for the school's 150th anniversary.
 
The school was set up under the auspices of the National Society of the Church of England and funded by public donations.
 
Today the school remains a Voluntary Aided Church School funded by the Local Authority but it is still heavily depended on contributions from the public, channelled through an energetic and successful PTA.
 
This September the school will celebrate its 175th anniversary with activities for the children, events and a fundraising campaign. The details can be found on the Anniversary Events and 'Playground Appeal' pages.