Sevington Victorian School is a wonderful resource. Set in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside it is a perfect period piece. The school offers a unique learning experience because, as we like to say, 'history comes to life'.
Sevington School was built by Joseph Neeld. He had inherited a vast fortune and he used it to buy Grittleton House and the land around it. It was originally opened in 1849 and Miss Squire became the teacher seven years later, aged just twenty. She taught there until 1913, for almost sixty years. The school room was built to hold twenty-five pupils, but by the time she retired there were only three pupils on roll. When the school closed, everything was left untouched. Today we can still see how the schoolroom looked in Miss Squire's time along with her desk, pointer and blackboard. On the wall there is a picture of Joseph Neeld, the original benefactor who built this remarkable school. It is lovely to think of him still surveying his work!