The new Erpingham Village sign commemorates the Queen's Jubillee celebrations.The children have been involved in researching, designing and creating painted images from interesting and important places within the Erpingham region. The School, Church, Scarrow Beck, Thwaite Common and the Village Hall are all included. The images form a collage as a backdrop to the sign. The sign is circled by beautiful rural life images created by Tony Moore and also incorporates the Erpingham Village crest inspired by the life of Thomas Erpingham.
1st May 2012. Erpingham Church of England Primary School celebrated its 150th anniversary. Bishop Jonathan of Lynn kindly visited to open and bless the new log cabin room. The celebrations started with Maypole dancing. This was a great credit to the children who had to practise and perform in very 'British' wet and windy conditions.
Lady Constance [of Lothian] was the originator and benefactor of Erpingham School. It was her thought, kindness and generosity in 1862 that created our school. At that time she was also the owner of Blickling Hall. The the school was adopted by the Diocese some time later. We think that the school became fully operational as a Church school in 1868. At that time there was a single classroom and an entrance hall. We are keen to know more about the early years of our school; if you can help please do contact us.
In creating this page we hope that we will be able to build up our already very considerable body of archives.
Our school has faced many challenges in its long and at times very challenging history. Our archives tell a very interesting story!
Our story continues to unnfold. We aim to continually add to our archives and knowledge and use our school website as a place to collect and share our findings.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have information, archives or experiences that can add to our archives.
In the Autumn term 2011 we invited ex-pupils and staff members to visit us and talk to our children. The interviews have been very successful and have provided us with new perspectives on our past. Click here to read a report written by Victoria Draper the Education and Outreach Officer at the Norfolk Archive Centre based on our project.
We are currently creating a 'Reel Histories' film in partnership with the Norfolk Record Office and the Aylsham Heritage Centre based on our recent research.