Acomb Primary School
Last Updated: 05/10/2018
Acomb and Knapton Board School was opened in August
1894 in a new building in Front Street. There was accommodation for 280
in the mixed department and 250 in the infant department. In 1897 the
average attendance was 274. The average attendance in 1910 was 229 in
the mixed department and 142 in the infants'; in 1932 there were 220 and
112 in these departments respectively. The school was transferred from
the West Riding to the York education authority in April 1937.
Accommodation for 50 children in a new classroom was added in 1940. The
senior department was moved to a new school in Gale Lane in 1954. There
were two schools at Front Street in 1956: junior mixed with 330 and
infants with 180 children enrolled.
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