27 April 2022

2022 is a very special year for The Joseph Rowntree School, as it celebrates 80 years since its official opening. The school opened its doors on 12 January 1942 and we will be celebrating the anniversary with a series of events in the summer term, all leading to an open afternoon and official celebration on Thursday 7th July, 80 years to the day since the official opening by politician Rab Butler in 1942.

The afternoon will include a tree planting ceremony, music performances, a fun run organised by the student leadership team and the opportunity to visit areas of the school, see past documents and artifacts on display, whilst also enjoying an afternoon tea in our street and hub area. The event is open to all of the community to attend.

Get Involved!

As part of this we are putting together an online alumni book of photos and memories from past students and staff. If you, or any family or friends attended or worked at The Joseph Rowntree School, we want to hear from you! Please contact the school on its email address, [email protected] sending us any comments, memories, old photos etc, and our Media team will be collating all of this to be displayed on the open afternoon, as well as on our website!