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History of the School

The school was first opened on Friday 18th May 1973 by the Mayor of Hartlepool, Alderman Mrs. E. Sprintall. The first head teacher was Mr. D. Bell. The school cost £112,987. In 1977 a Nursery Class was added. The School was 40 years old in 2013.

An excerpt from the official opening booklet: In October, 1966, the former West Hartlepool Education Committee considered a report on a proposed substantial housing development in the west and north-west of the town, namely in the West Park and Throston Grange areas, and the Committee therefore decided to ask the Department of Education and Science to include the building of the proposed Throston County Junior School in the 1968/69 Educational Building Programme. In accordance with the policy of the Education Committee, the proposed school was to be of two-form entry, that is admitting 80 children each year. The child in the photograph below, like the school was born on the 18th May!

Picture 1 Throston Primary School - Opening Brochure
Picture 2 Initial School Plan - Upon Opening
Picture 3 Mayor of Hartlepool, Alderman Mrs. E. Sprintall
Picture 4 School viewed from the North East
Picture 5 Assembly Hall
Picture 6 Library
Picture 7 Cloakroom/Activity Area
Picture 1 The school celebrates being 40 year old!
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