The old school was built in 1899 and was a marvellous school in its day. New houses were being built all around and none of the roads were tarmac (like Fife Street still today) In 1932 the infant school was built and two classrooms added to the old school for older pupils. Most children stayed at Spring Hill until they were 14 and then left to go to work.
The old school was getting expensive to repair and difficult to manage for all pupils so in 2002 it was decided to replace the school with a new building on land just across from the old school.
The old school has been pulled down . We hope to save some of the decorative inscribed stone to put in the new school garden.
Famous and Fabulous
Andy Hargreaves grew up in a working class community in the small Lancashire textile and engineering town of Accrington in England – famous for its legendary football club, Accrington Stanley. Andy went to school at Spring Hill Primary School where the teacher in his last year, Mary Hindle, was one of his greatest sources of inspiration to become an educator. The youngest of three brothers, Andy was the first in his extended family history to move on to higher education – studying sociology at Sheffield University.
Professor Hargreaves qualified for and went on to teach primary school before studying for (and some years later) completing his Ph.D. thesis in Sociology at the University of Leeds in England. He then lectured in a number of English universities including Oxford until in 1987 he moved to the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Canada, where he co-founded and directed the International Center for Educational Change. From 2000-2002, he was also Professor of Educational Leadership and Change at the University of Nottingham in England.
Ronald "Ron" Hill, MBE, BSc, PhD (born 25 September 1938), is a noted runner and founder of Ron Hill and Hilly Clothing Company. Hill was born in Accrington, Lancashire, England and attended Spring Hill School. He was the second man to break 2:10 in the marathon; he set world records at four other distances, but never laid claim to the marathon world record.[nb 1] He has run two Olympic Marathons (Tokyo 1964 and Munich 1972), and has a personal marathon record of 2:09:28. In 1970, Hill won the 74th Boston Marathon in a course record 2:10:30. He also won gold medals for the marathon at the European Championships in 1969 and the Commonwealth Games in 1970.
Our very talented teacher is a budding author. He has written two adult novels, short stories, poems and plays and has also developed a series of children's novels in conjunction with a fellow teacher and illustrator. Check out the website by clicking here
He has also created award winning Educational Resources for English. These 'Ultimate Packs' were nominated for the 2010 Education Show Resource Of The Year.