1927

A contract for architectural services in erection of a public elementary school at Stanmore awarded on 12 March 1927 to Cancellor and Sawyer.


1928

By the time the contract for construction of a new elementary school at Stanmore was awarded 30 January 1928 and to H J Goodall and Son, the council had already started talking about a potential extension to the school. The Stanmore estate was growing in population year on year.

Poster giving notice of the city's proposal to provide additional accommodation for about 80 children, Aug 1928   Courtesy of Hampshire Archives

Poster giving notice of the city's proposal to provide additional accommodation for about 80 children, Aug 1928

Courtesy of Hampshire Archives

Photographs of the exterior of Stanmore School, Winchester by H W Salmon, Winchester c. 1928   Courtesy of Hampshire Archives

Photographs of the exterior of Stanmore School, Winchester by H W Salmon, Winchester c. 1928

Courtesy of Hampshire Archives

Even before the building work had started, the council were working on buying more land to expand the school.   Courtesy of Hampshire Archives

Even before the building work had started, the council were working on buying more land to expand the school.

Courtesy of Hampshire Archives

Stanmore Primary School under construction  Winchester, September 1928  Courtesy of Historic England

Stanmore Primary School under construction
Winchester, September 1928

Courtesy of Historic England

The Duchess of Atholl planting a juniper tree at Stanmore School, Winchester  The photograph also includes Alderman Edmeades, Miss D Edmeades, Mrs Symes and Mayor Symes, Rev Glass and Rev Sidney Jones. (Not dated but W G Symes was Mayor 1928-1929.)   Courtesy of Hampshire Archives

The Duchess of Atholl planting a juniper tree at Stanmore School, Winchester

The photograph also includes Alderman Edmeades, Miss D Edmeades, Mrs Symes and Mayor Symes, Rev Glass and Rev Sidney Jones. (Not dated but W G Symes was Mayor 1928-1929.)

Courtesy of Hampshire Archives


1930

In 1930 the school was extended. If you look carefully at the arial photo, you can see the lighter colour roof of the new classrooms.

Poster giving notice of the city's proposal to provide additional accommodation for about 170 children, Aug 1930   Courtesy of Hampshire Archives

Poster giving notice of the city's proposal to provide additional accommodation for about 170 children, Aug 1930

Courtesy of Hampshire Archives

Stanmore School, Stanmore Lane and Battery Hill, Winchester, June 1930

Stanmore School, Stanmore Lane and Battery Hill, Winchester, June 1930


1936

In March, pupils performed a concert organised for the benefit of the National Union of Teachers' Benevolent and Orphan's funds led by Miss Primrose Cobb, ARCM, LRAM, LTCL. (Ref)


1940s

There was a whooping cough epidemic in the school. (Ref) The school was split into County Junior and County Infants schools in 1944. In the recordings below, Ernie recalls his memories from school.

A Postcard For Stanmore Art and History Project by Laurence Dube-Rushby Commissioned by Winchester City Council 2014
A Postcard for Stanmore Art and History Project by Laurence Dube-Rushby Commissioned by Winchester City Council and Stanmore Community Association
A Postcard For Stanmore Art and History project By Laurence Dube-Rushby Commissioned by Winchester City Council and Stanmore Community Association Image curtsy of Hampshire Chronicle
A Postcard for Stanmore Art and History Project by Laurence Dube-Rushby Commissioned by Winchester City Council and Stanmore Community Association - Image curtsy of Hampshire Chronicle -

1974

The County Junior and County Infants schools were merged to become Stanmore Primary School in 1974.


2014

In September 2014 Mrs Margaret Cole MBE retired as the school’s lollipop lady at the age of 84. She started her role in 1970 and received her MBE for a range of community services in the Queens Honours List in June 1999. During her time at the school she guided thousands of pupils back and forward on her crossing patrol without serious incident.

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A Postcard for Stanmore Art and History Project by Laurence Dube-Rushby Commissioned by Winchester City Council and Stanmore Community Association
I have thoroughly enjoyed my 40 years. I had a lovely tea party and we had the most beautiful cake… I’ll miss just walking up and down Stanmore Lane and seeing my little darlings. They have been fantastic and the little ones in push chairs always try to hold my hand. I’ve absolutely enjoyed it.
— M. Cole 2014
A Postcard For Stanmore Art and History project By Laurence Dube-Rushby Commissioned by Winchester City Council Image curtsy of Hampshire Chronicle