Our History

The school is built on land donated by Lord Vernon at the turn of the 20th Century.  With the permission of the current Lord Vernon the school has adopted his family crest.

The school celebrated its Centenary in 2009 and is very proud of its unique heritage. 

Vernon Park was the last ‘all age’ school in Stockport and was originally housed in two buildings.  During the First World War it served as a military convalescent hospital and still retains many interesting features including a handsome hammer beam hall roof, original fireplaces and a kitchen range.  The separate Infant building was demolished in 1958 and the present building was then adapted for use as a primary school.  Due to the closure of Parish Church School in 1988, the school experienced a large increase in pupil numbers.  This necessitated re-organisation of existing facilities and a planned programme of refurbishment and rebuilding was subsequently initiated.  However, it is also a school which looks to the future and Vernon Park has been sympathetically modernised and refurbished.

We have a few historical items in school and would welcome any donations of historical artefacts linked to the school’s history. We have most of the original log books in school. The page below is a copy from the first page of the very first log book which details the school opening on the 13th January 1909. These log books give a detailed and varied history of the school since it first opened.

The next photograph is instructions from the Head Teacher for emergency evacuation for unexpected air raids. Please click on the photograph for an enlargement and transcript.

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If you have any photographs that you feel would be appropriate for this history section please email us. An email link is available on the contact page – Thank you.

 

Vernon Park Primary School, Peak Street, Stockport, SK1 2NF
Telephone: 0161 480 4378   
Headteacher: Mrs C Lee    |   Email: headteacher@vernonpark.stockport.sch.uk

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