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Hurst Knoll St James'

CE Primary School

Inspiring Faith and Learning for Life


50th Year Celebrations

Hurst Knoll St. James' is 50!


2021 is a very special year for us all at Hurst Knoll St. James’ – the school is 50 years old! Throughout the year, we will be calling upon you and the children to explain what makes Hurst Knoll so special and to share your memories of the school to this point. Our school is a community and we really value your input. 


To kick-start these celebrations, we have commissioned contemporary artist – Jim Wheat of – to create a modern piece of work which captures the essence and unique nature of our school. Jim has engaged with our long-standing members of staff to get their view of the school during the time they have been here. They have discussed what makes school special, how it has changed and what the future may hold. Jim has been given the freedom to use this knowledge when creating the art work and has worked with school staff at varying stages of the process.


The pictures below show the creative process in action and also the finished pieces in their new permanent home. 


Thank you to Mrs. Crompton for taking the photographs to share with you as part of this process.