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Please note that this is not an official School site and anyone wishing to contact the School should do so via the School contact information

Ravenfield Primary School
Moor Lane North Ravenfield
Rotherham South Yorkshire
S65 4LZ
Tel: 01709 542678

The School built 1910

New addition

At this moment I am researching Ravenfield School, if you have any information regarding the School please share it by contacting John Doxey doxjohn@optusnet.com.au

The School is located approx halfway between old and new Ravenfield on Moor Lane surrounded by open fields.

Below is a photo kindly sent along by Shieila Khan a descendant of Edith Butler


Ravenfield School Xmas approx 1912 photo courtesy of Sheila Khan
The photo above was a Christmas photo of pupils at Ravenfield School taken between 1910 and 1914. The girl second from the left with the blue cross above her head is Edith Butler who was born in 1900.



The School was built and opened in 1910 and replaced the old School on Church Lane.

Roy Nixon recalls

I was there -1935-39 had three classrooms which were separated by folding screens and a wide corridor alongside which was used for assembly and singing lessons!!   The Infants and girls had their own entrance and playground on the side nearest Moor Lane and the boys entered the school and their playground at the old village end of the school.  The Infant teacher was Mrs.Hobson she lived in one of the houses at Hellaby View and had two daughters, Joan and Roma.   The lower junior teacher, Miss Barker, lived at Wickersley and travelled to school on a motor cycle!!  The upper juniors were taught by the Headmistress, Miss Wilcocks, who lived with her sister in the school house adjoining the boys playground.   The toilets in those days were outside and in the playground.   However, we were lucky in the sense that we had a covered shed which we could shelter under when it rained at playtime!!!    Every day we were given a bottle of milk to drink during the morning break (one third of a pint each).   Also, we were made to drink a small spoonful of cod liver oil each day (there was a charge of d a day or 1d per week for this extra treat!!    During the wartime, the school was often used for dances and fund raising efforts the folding screens separating the classrooms were folded back on these occasions.   The school was also used in the evenings for wartime cookery classes where our mothers learned to make flapjacks, fatless sponge cakes and sweets made from dried milk, a little sugar and some peppermint essence!!



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