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Our 100 Club winner for July:

Tom Gomersall

Welcome

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 eleven years later, aged just twenty. She taught there until 1913, for over fifty 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!

Our website gives you all of the information that you need to plan your school or group visit, as well as:

  • what you can expect from your visit;
  • our curriculum links;
  • a wonderful history of Joseph Neeld, the original benefactor;
  • an overview of the school in Victorian times;
  • a fascinating insight into Miss Squire's prospectus;
  • full details of how you can help this unique charity, as well as what you will get out of it!

When you have had a good look around, contact us for more information, or download our booking forms here.

Summer closure for building work

14th July to 9th September 2018

Click on the button below to go to our LocalGiving page where you can support us by making a donation.

Every penny still counts; thanks for your support.
Sevington Victorian School is very grateful for your kind donations.

We are delighted to announce that we have now raised sufficient funding to schedule the building of our new toilet block for this summer. We are very grateful to all our donors and supporters for their help with this project.

The school will therefore be closed from 14th July to 9th September and we regret that there will be no summer openings to the public this year. However, we will re-open in the Autumn with greatly enhanced facilities and look forward to welcoming you back to the school then.

 
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Thank You!

A big thank you goes to:

Tesco Bags of Help

St James Place Foundation

Chippenham Area Board

Waitrose

The Samuel Williams Farmer Trust

The Jack Lane Trust

The Dixey Rose Findlay Charitable Trust

The Ammco Trust

The Grittleton Pantomime Committee

Aviva

Individual Donors

Grittleton Parish Council

The Joyce Fletcher Charitable Trust

Garfield Weston Foundation

Chippenham Rotary Club

The Wiltshire Lodge of Agriculture

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