History of Our School

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    "......Opened in 1910 to accommodate the ever-increasing population of New Shildon the “Shildon and East Thickley New Shildon Council Schools” (now Timothy Hackworth Primary School) were opened. Many of the children had not previously attended a regular school and the opening of the Council Schools provided places for 1,100 children on the one site. The building was designed by Mr R Holt of Liverpool and the total cost to build the schools was £21,467 which included the land, buildings, furnishings and equipment. The whole of the site, built on Shildon Road (now Byerley Road) covered an area of 9,000 square yards incorporating playgrounds, playing fields and the buildings. The opening ceremony was performed by Councillor M Watson JP on Saturday 12 February 1910 at 3.30pm which was followed by a free afternoon tea for invited guests. The school opened to children on 14 February 1910, it’s first headteacher was Ethel M Robinson......"
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    Timothy Hackworth Primary School
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    Link: https://www.timothyhackworthschool.co.uk/community/history-of-our-school/
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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