Those were the days

Castle Hills Primary School.
Castle Hills Primary School.

Castle Hills School in Jossey Lane Doncaster celebrated its 60th birthday this month.

It has come a long way and seen many youngsters pass through its doors since the time it was originally called Scawthorpe Country Primary School with 250 pupils on the register.

At its peak 584 children were being taught at the school, so many in fact that some had to use temporary West Riding classrooms.

Then in 1955 the two departments, infants and juniors were separated to become two schools when the infant school was built next door.

January 1992 saw the amalgamation of the two schools to become Castle Hills First and Middle School, the final transformation came in September 1993 when the whole establishment was renamed Castle Hills Primary School.

Our photograph shows one class during 1967/68 in typical school photo pose. Perhaps you were there? and if you were it’s got to be said there are some serious expressions here. Maybe ‘Miss’ has just given somebody a telling off for talking none of us were angels at that age (if I can remember so far back!).

If you can identify any of the faces in the photograph, why not give Rachel Green a call on 01302 780246.

Or perhaps you might like to call at the school between 21 and 31 May and have a look at the memorabilia displayed to celebrate the anniversary, photographs, admission registers (right from the first day) and other artefacts dating from the 1950s onwards will be on show.

Take along any mementos you might have tucked away in a drawer and complete the school’s history timeline.