Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents

History

The Village of Silkstone

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The Huskar tragedy sent shock through young Queen Victoria, members of parliament and peers of the realm; and was reported in detail in the newspapers of the day.

Today, Silkstone is a pleasant place to live and attracts many visitors. The old village rests in one of the most beautiful valleys in South Yorkshire. If you pause for a moment on a clear day and look from the main road, by the Huskar monument, towards the medieval church and Pot House Hamlet, you can’t help but appreciate the magnificent setting of wooded hills and attractive countryside. To explore the area in detail there is a network of footpaths and tracks. A leisurely stroll along the Trans Pennine Trail from Silkstone Common to Silkstone and Barnby (Cawthorne) via the historic waggonway is highly recommended. Families with young children can pause at Pot House and feed the ducks by the beck. For residents, there is easy access to places of work via the M1 motorway.

Historically there has been a school in Silkstone since the 1740s.

The oldest part of the current school was built in 1929 when the school was very small.  This has been extended to accommodate seven class bases, each with its own carpeted reading corner and two with a shared reading/research area. All but two classrooms have their own utility area and own entrance with toilets and cloakroom facilities. There is a central dining room and a separate hall equipped with physical education apparatus. The school has a well-stocked library and a computer suite in addition to mini suites of computers in each classroom. Outside, we have a large playground, a trim trail, a nature area and substantial grassed playing fields

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