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Belsay School

Belsay School was previously known as Belsay Primary School, Belsay First School, and before that: Belsay County First School. The school building was constructed in 1870, and is now a Grade II Listed building on the National Heritage List for England. The earlier school and school master's house of 1841 (or earlier) in Belsay is now a private residence.  Belsay School converted to Academy status in August 2018.

Belsay Primary School 1870 Historic Buildings and Monuments in Belsay Civil Parish Old School House, Belsay
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Belsay County First School

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Belsay School
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- Facebook pages of Belsay School

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Belsay Primary School
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- "School. c.1870. Snecked stone with Welsh slate roof. Decorative tile ridge pieces. T-plan. Gothic. Single storey, 4 bays. Steeply-gabled porch in 2nd bay..."

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- Take a look at our website to find out what is happening now at Belsay School.

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  • Clare Cantwell on Oct. 18, 2021, 9:56 a.m.

    Belsay School, built in 1870, replaced the old school house of the 1830s. This council school was purpose-built to accommodate 150 pupils; this must have been a very cramped situation for the pupils who would be taught in either the hall or the one classroom! Mr Firth was the headmaster and his wife the assistant.
    Up to the mid-1950s Sunday services by the vicar of Bolam were held in the school and regular dances and evening classes were well supported by locals from a wide area.
    The Women's Institute and Methodists continued to hold their meetings in the old school house until 1960.
    Numbers in the school have varied over the past 50 years from around 25 pupils to the present 81 and with capacity for 105 Reception to Year 6 pupils (aged 4-11). A mobile classroom has been installed to cater for the Early Years Reception class, and a larger mobile contains Belsay Daycare which comprises of Breakfast Club, Pre-School and After School Club.
    Our school now has the Sir Stephen Middleton Community Hall, which is used by the school and can be hired for clubs, celebrations, meetings and events, all of which are most encouraging and important for the survival of our idyllic village.
    School aims are: Aiming High, Working Together, Achieving Excellence.

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List number: 1153721
School URN: 122184
List grade: 2
Post code: NE20 0ET
County: Northumberland
Grid ref: NZ1016878875


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