Colkirk C.E.V.A Primary School
1847 School built.
1872 Earliest Logbook
1884 99 children on roll. Children fined sixpence for breaking school rules, ( e.g. being absent after leave had been refused ). Children left school at the age of 13. Rector caned children when they needed to be punished. Rector signed attendance cards as teachers were paid according to the number of children present. In later years the Rector signed the registers weekly.
1885 Timetable had to be passed and signed by Government Inspector. In March, boys granted leave for crow scaring. Children were also kept off school for farm work, news selling, helping drovers, housework, grave digging etc.
1886 Teachers allowed one months leave for childbirth.
1887 August 10th - School holiday given for Queen's Jubilee.
1895 School enlarged for 118 children.
1896 134 children on rol.
1902 November - Girls porch started.
1903 January - Girls porch completed.
1934 Mr.Jarvis came to Colkirk as Head Teacher.
1939 School reopened after Easter as a Junior School, Seniors ( 11 and over ) have left to attend Fakenham Senior School
1955 July - Building of School Kitchen started.
1956 February - School Kitchen first used.
1958 Mr.Jarvis died on Boxing Day.
1959 September - Mr.Batchelor arrived.
1964 May - Building of indoor toilets started, first used in October.
1975 September - Mrs.Cox arrived.
1976 School put on mains sewer.
1977 Playground re-surfaced with tarmac.
1977 December - Mr.Batchelor retired. Miss Speed came as Supply Head for one term.
1978 Easter - Miss Brooks appointed as Head Teacher.
1979 January - The Caravan, providing temporary Accommodation and storage space, arrived on site. February 15th - Teaching staff unable to reach school ( all roads blocked by snowdrifts ), school closed until after half term ( 22nd Feb ). July - Drinking fountain installed. Aug - Caravan organised as Office and Stock Room.
1981 March - Work started on remodelling of school. School Sports Afternoon held on the new Colkirk Village Playing Field for the first time. July - Mrs.Cox retired. September - Newly modelled building now fully used. October - Caravan removed and sold to the Playing Fields Committee.
1982 Junior children started swimming lessons at East Dereham Pool.
1984 New activities introduced: Cooking, computer work, gymnastics club, short tennis, stamp club each month, chess club each wet dinner time.
1985 New Mobile Classroom delivered ( school has a useable hall again ).
1986 School acquired a colour television and video recorder by donations from Friends of Colkirk School. A photocopier was rented.
1987 Miss Brooks, Head Teacher, retired. September 7th - 1st Baker Day! 53 pupils on roll.
October 16th - School closed, hurricane force winds, trees down, roads blocked, electricity supplies cut, school re-opened on the 19th.
1988 January 5th - Mr.Willetts started as Head Teacher.
1990 58 children on roll.
1991 63 children on roll.
Past School Staff
Mrs.Aldis ( Infants Supply 1963-1964 )
Mrs.Allison ( 1957 )
Mrs.Armiger ( 1992 )
Mrs.Atkin ( 1959 )
Mrs.Bagshaw ( Class 2 Asst. 1960-1962 )
Mrs.Bailey ( Canteen Asst. 1956 )
Miss Barnes ( 1926 )
Mr.Bartholomew ( Head Teacher 1932 )
Mr.Batchelor ( Head Master 1959-1977 )
Mrs.Batchelor ( Temp. Supply Asst. 1968 )
Mr.Bevis ( Supply Head, 1971-1972 )
Mrs.Bird ( 1972-1973 )
Miss Boatwright ( Class 2 Supply 1959-1960 )
Mrs.Bradshaw ( 1955 )
Miss Brady ( 1941 )
Miss Bruce ( 1935 )
Miss Brooks ( Head Teacher 1978 )
Mrs.Boucher ( Temp. Supply Asst. 1971 )
Mrs.Bussey ( 1943-1944 )
Mrs.Bussey ( Class 2 Asst. 1962-1968 )
Miss Codling ( 1944-1946 )
Mrs.Colls ( Infant Teacher 1960-1963 )
Miss Colman ( 1986 )
Mrs.Coombes ( 1977 )
Mrs.Cox ( 1975-1981 )
Mrs.Cubitt ( 1991 )
Mrs.Davies ( Infants Asst. 1966-1969 )
Mrs.Debbage ( Meals Asst. 1964-1971 )
Mrs.Dixon ( 1979 )
Mrs.Ebberson ( 1940 )
Mrs.Elvin ( 1972 )
Miss Emery ( 1973-1975 )
Miss Flegg ( 1934 )
Miss Gates ( 1927 )
Mrs.Graver ( 1992 )
Mrs.Gray ( 1941-1943 )
Mrs.Hammond ( Canteen Asst. 1962-1964 )
Mrs.Harrison ( 1940 )
Mr.Jarvis ( Head Teacher 1934-1958 )
Mrs.Jarvis ( 1937-1954 )
Miss Jolly (1983-1987 )
Miss Lown ( 1979 )
Miss Matthews ( 1955 )
Mrs.Middleditch ( Class 2 Asst. 1968-1971 )
Mrs.Miles ( 1979 )
Mrs.Millatt ( 1957 )
Mrs.Moore ( 1944 )
Miss Nelson ( Infants Asst. 1964-1966 )
Mrs.Nelson (Canteen Asst. 1956-1962 )
Mrs.Pennell ( 1927 )
Mrs.Pickering ( 1956 )
Mr.Quintin ( Head Teacher 1932 )
Mrs.Reynolds ( Canteen Assistant 1964-1970 )
Mr.Russell ( Head Teacher 1927 )
Mrs.Russell ( Supply Asst. 1972 )
Mrs.Saunders ( Temp. Canteen Asst. 1967 )
Miss Sayer ( 1926 )
Mrs.Simkiss ( 1987 )
Mr.Simpson ( Supply Head 1972 )
Mrs.Smyth ( 1992 )
Miss Speed ( Acting Head 1978 )
Mrs.Stranack ( Supply Asst 1974 )
Mrs.Teage ( 1992 )
Mrs.Thatcher ( 1983 )
Miss Thorn ( Infants 1956-1959 )
Miss Timbers ( 1933-1941 )
Mrs.Tunbridge ( 1959 )
Mrs.Walden ( Canteen Asst.1974 )
Mrs.Watson ( 1979 )
Mrs.Watts ( Supply Asst, 1972 )
Mr.Wheatley ( 1927 Head Teacher )
Mr.Willetts (1988 )
Mrs.Wilson ( 1926 )
Miss Worship ( 1937 )
Mr.Yaxley ( 1977 )