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50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary

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Snaith School 50th Anniversary programme
Snaith School 50th Anniversary programme

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Published by: brog on Feb 06, 2009
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Welcome to The Snaith School
This booklet celebrates 50 years in the life of TheSnaith School from its opening in April 1958 (althoughthe first pupils were admitted September 1957). The booklet captures how much the school has changedover the last 50 years whilst maintaining the traditionalvalues which has made it successful. The School nowhas over 800 pupils and is set to rise over the next fiveyears. As we look forward to an exciting and challeng-ing future, we remember all those who have contributedin so many ways to the life of the school over the past50 yearsMrs Jean Pickerill Headteache
Mr. W. Furniss 1957—1963Mr. R.J. Lawrence 1963—1980Mr. W.J. Marshall 1980—1995Mr. A. Key 1996—2001Mrs J.D. Pickerill 2002— 
Snaith Secondary School was built in the 1950s to sup- ply the needs of the villages surrounding Snaith. TheSchool opened with 300 pupils on roll and a staff of 13.It was officially opened on 19 April 1958 by CountyAlderman Major J.H. Hudson Chairman of the WestRiding.
The First Head Master Mr W. Furnissand members of the teaching staff 
.The school has its own playing fields in open farm-land, a garden with greenhouse and potting shed adja-cent to the rural studies classroom and a caretaker’shouse by the main entrance. The single-storey block contains the cloakroom, toilets, medical inspectionroom and Secretary’s room as well as the entrance hallwhich opens directly into the assembly hall. A com- bined woodwork and metalwork room forms part of this block.In 1995 the extension of theLibraryThe Humanities building wasopened by County Councillor  Norman Hall on 23 November 2000. Geography History ICTand a Careers room.The new Technology Building for ICT, Business,Maths, Art, Food Technology and Textiles wasopened by Councillor David J. Grange on 1 Febru-ary 2006In 2005 the school became The Snaith School—A Spe-cialist School in Business and Enterprise. The number of pupils on roll now is 812 with 51 Teaching and 44Support Staff.
1988 was the opening of the new Metalwork room andthe Maths, Languages, History and Staff room. This building was officially opened by Mrs M.V. Bean on8 December 1988.In 1973 with the raising of school leaving age the FoodTechnology /Metalwork/YouthClub rooms were builtSince opening the school has been extensivelyextended:The contract figure for the school, caretaker’s house andhorticultural unit was £98,000 and the school was com- pleted in 19 months.The teaching block to the east contains all the practicalclassrooms: the science laboratory and the rural studies,craft and geography rooms are on the ground floor, andthe art and needlework rooms and domestic scienceroom with a complete self-contained flat adjoining itare on the first floor. The south block contains theheadmaster’s and senior mistress’s rooms, the libraryand library classroom, three general classrooms and thestaffroom. The assembly hall is used for dining . Thestage is equipped for dramatic performances and boys’and girls’ changing rooms on either side serve both thestage and the gymnasium.

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