Acomb Primary School

Last Updated: 25/01/2021

Acomb County Primary Schools

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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