RefNoCA1004
TitleHemsworth Primary School, Sheffield
AdminHistoryHemsworth County Junior School (situated off Blackstock Road) opened on 29 Oct 1957 to serve part of the Gleadless Valley Estate. The first headteacher was Mr P.E. Berresford and the Junior School initially had eight classrooms for 289 pupils. A separate Infants department, Hemsworth County Infant School, opened on the same date with six classrooms providing accommodation for 240 pupils. The first headteacher of the Infant School was Mary Catherine Hill.

In Sep 1984, Hemsworth Infant and Junior Schools merged to form Hemsworth Junior and Infant School. The school later became known as Hemsworth Primary School. In Sep 2003 Hemsworth Primary School merged with Herdings School to become Valley Park Community Primary School (situated on Norton Avenue, Sheffield, S14). The Hemsworth Primary School was demolished c. 2004.

Headteachers:

Hemsworth Junior School.

Mr P.E. Berresford 29 Oct 1957 - 27 Jul 1970.

Mr M.F. Crossley 7 Sep 1970 - Jul 1976.

Mr W.R. Jamieson 6 Sep 1976 - Sep 1984.

Hemsworth Infant School.

Miss Mary Catherine Hill 29 Oct 1957 - 21 Jul 1978.

Doreen M. Bunting 4 Sep 1978 - 27 Jul 1984.

Hemsworth Junior and Infant School.

Mr W.R. Jamieson Sep 1984, still head 29 Apr 1986.

Mr K. Adams was the headteacher in 1998 but unclear when started - [Jan 2001].

John Bocking [Apr 2001] - Jul 2003.

Information sources: log books, Governors annual reports and minutes to parents and school development plans, performance reviews and inspection reports.
DescriptionLog books, 1957 - 1986 (CA1004/1)
Governors papers, 1999 - 2002 (CA1004/2)
Administration, 1998 - 2003 (CA1004/3)
Staff, 1998 - 2001 (CA1004/4)
Prospectus, 2002 - 2003 (CA1004/5)
Photographs, 2001 - 2002 (CA1004/6)
Certificates, 1998 - 2001 (CA1004/7)
Newspaper cuttings, 2001 - 2002 (CA1004/8)
Date1957 - 2003
Extent14 items
AccessStatusRestricted
AccessConditionsSchool records include references to named individuals (children and staff). Consequently they are closed to public inspection for 75 years under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) (exempt under section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act). Please refer to Sheffield City Archives for advice on how to access such items.
LevelCollection
RelatedMaterialSheffield City Archives:

Hemsworth School and Constable Road, Blackstock Road, Sheffield. Erection of 60 'Extra Care' flats with ancillary facilities and 5 bungalows (outline application under reg 3 1992) (in accordance with the revised details received on 11 Feb 2003, 27 Feb 2003 and 3 Mar 2003), 2002 (CA206/2002/3035-RG3).

Hemsworth School and Constable Road, Blackstock, Road, Sheffield. Erection of 60 'Extra Care' flats with ancillary facilities and 5 bungalows (outline application under reg 3 1992) (Renewal of outline planning permission - application under Section 73 to vary conditions 2 & 3 (time limit for submission of reserved matte), 2006 (CA206/2006/1292-RG3).

Hemsworth Primary School, black and white photograph, exterior (2 copies) (CA/2001/76/117).

Hemsworth Primary School, black and white photograph, canteen (CA/2001/76/118).

Sheffield Local Studies:

Hemsworth Primary Schools official opening by Alderman H. Slack, M.B.E. on Thursday, 5th February, 1959’ (MP 3741 S).
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