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School history

In the 19th Century, King’s Somborne Primary School was probably the best known elementary School in the country and widely regarded as a model of its kind. The remarkable educational pioneer, Rev. Richard Dawes founded the school alongside his role as vicar in the village.

The brick and flint you see in the school today was part of the first school building which was opened in 1842 with 38 pupils.

The pioneering Rev Dawes introduced a dynamic and modern (for the times!) curriculum which formed the foundation of many teaching courses across the country.

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