Following the 1918 Education Act and publication of the Haddow Report in 1926, many village schools moved to purpose-built buildings and in 1927 Ley Hill Village School moved from a small cottage on the edge of the Common to its current site at the heart of the village.
This means the school is 90 years old this year! The school is planning a celebration of 90 happy years of learning and fun with a special Open Evening and party. Parents, pupils and staff, old and new, are invited to join our celebrations at 5.30pm on Wednesday 12th July.
A 1920s-style jazz band, “The Silver Ghosts” will be providing a musical backdrop and we hope to have a dance teacher who can lead us through some dance steps from the era. There will be a BBQ and bar, run by the Friends of Ley Hill School, and some child-friendly activities too, as well as the chance to look around the school and see some of the wonderful artwork and learning displays that the children have produced.
The school would be incredibly grateful if anyone who has been involved with the school could lend us photos, old schoolbooks, or any memorabilia, as we are hoping to make a display about LHS Past & Present. These will be treated with extreme care and returned after the party. Please contact the School Secretary (details below).
Tickets for the party are available from the School Secretary, Mrs Claire Offlow on 01494 784205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.