The old Memorial Hall|
(picture from SWOP website)
The school as it is today
Carrington Junior School was built in the 1960s on land previously used for recreation and
where the old Memorial Hall stood. The junior school was needed to replace the overcrowded
Victorian school on the corner of Swains Lane.
Before the new school was built children reaching the age of seven or
eight had to walk to the elementary schools in the valley
to continue their education.
There has been some form of basic education in the village for many years. It is believed that there were Bible classes in the old Primitive Methodist Chapel in Chopstick Alley, private lessons in a couple of local houses, plus an early Methodist school in the village centre (to the left of where Swains Market now stands). Reading lessons were later given in the Wesleyan Chapel itself. This school later moved to the Victorian school building where the Community Centre now stands. Finally, Carrington Junior School was built on Lady Carrington's recreation ground in the 1960s where it still stands today.
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