Looking back at St Ben’s over our 140 years

We hope to build up a large photographic record of the school over the years.

If you have any photos you think might be suitable for these pages, we would be delighted to receive them, either as scanned jpeg photos emailed to the school, or hard copies handed in to the school office.

We will of course return photos to their owners if requested.

Thank you.

Photos from our 140th Anniversary Celebrations

The 1990s

The 1980s

The 1970s

The 1960s

The 1950s

The 1940s

The 1930s

The 1920s

The 1900s

News of Former Pupils

Headteachers of St Ben’s since its founding in 1876:-

Mr William G Cozens 1876 – 1919

Mrs Jessie Taylor 1920 – 1932

Miss CAG Perry 1932 – 1949

Miss CAG Perry 1932- 1949

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Lilian Ostick 1950 – 1954

Miss Lilian Ostick 1950 -1954

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs CF Sampson 1955 – 1956 (Acting Head)

Mrs Mary Waldock 1956 – 1963

Mr Jack White (1964 – 1985)

Mr Jack White Headteacher 1964-1985

 

 

 

 

 

Mr John Shakesby (1985-1990)

Mr John Shakesby 1985 - 1990

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Wendy Simmonds (1990 – 2001)

Mrs Wendy Simmons 1990 - 2001

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Chris Lewis (2001 – 2013)

Mr Chris Lewis 2001 - 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Steve Gumm (2013 – present)

Mr Steve Gumm - Headteacher