Corby school marks its 100th year

The 100th anniversary of Corby Old Village School
The 100th anniversary of Corby Old Village School

Pupils and staff at Corby’s oldest school are celebrating its centenary and old boys and girls are invited to join the party.

Corby Old Village Primary School opened in May 1914, thanks to benefactor William Rowlett and his educational trust.

School Centenary :Corby:  Corby Old Village School (formerly known as Rowlett School), 100th anniversary of the school building in Meeting Lane. 'Some of the old photographs compiled for the centenary celebrations.'Monday 19th May 2014 NNL-140520-162516009

School Centenary :Corby: Corby Old Village School (formerly known as Rowlett School), 100th anniversary of the school building in Meeting Lane. 'Some of the old photographs compiled for the centenary celebrations.'Monday 19th May 2014 NNL-140520-162516009

Today it has 159 children, aged four to 11, and a staff of 30, including seven teachers.

Tomorrow, from 1pm until 3pm, a celebration is being held and it is hoped former pupils will join the fun.

A well as a birthday cake, pupils will be running stalls to raise school funds and a time capsule will be buried containing a video film of the school as it is now on a memory stick, photographs and and a copy of the primary’s log.

There will also be an exhibition on Corby’s history during the past 100 years, compiled by pupils.

Headteacher Paula Thomas said: “Pupils and staff will be wearing Victorian clothes for the celebration and we are all very excited.

“The original school opened in 1834 but the building we are in now is 100 years old. It’s a part of Corby’s history and at one time was its only school. I hope many former pupils will join us to celebrate.”