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Kinson Primary School is Bournemouth's oldest school. 


It was established in 1836 as a National School close to Kinson Green and moved to its current home in School Lane in 1936. 


We have the keystone dating the school on display in our entrance hall; it belongs to the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum who have kindly loaned it to us.




Below are more pictures from Kinson School's past:- 


Headteachers of Kinson School - Roll of Honour

Charity (Church of England)       1834-1835     Mr & Mrs Allen

National School                         1836-1837     Mr & Mrs Allen

                                                1838-1840     Mr & Mrs Jerrard

                                                1841-1842     Mrs Rogers

                                                                    Mrs Scott

                                                1843-1846     Mrs Scott

                                                                    Thomas Strickland

                                                1846-1854     Elisha Bartlett

                                                1855             Miss Jane Driver

                                                1856-1859     Elisha Bartlett

                                                1859-1879     Samuel Garland

                                                                    Miss E West

Kinson Board School (c1880)      1879-1881     Miss Elizabeth Amelia Reeson

                                                                    Miss Edith West

                                                1882-1883     Miss Elizabeth Amelia Reeson

                                                                    Annie Watts

                                                                    Florence Watts

                                                1883-1891     Mr Charles Southwick

                                                                    Mrs Mary Annie Southwick

                                                1892-1898     Mr Henry John Griffin

                                                                    Mrs Elizabeth Griffin

Mixed School                             1898-1928     Mr Thomas Bevans

                                                                    Mrs Minnie Jane Bevans

Elementary                               1928-1960     Miss Lillian May Ward

                                                1960-1973     Miss Margaret L Willis

Kinson County Primary School    1973-1982     Mr John Miles

                                                1982-1995     Mrs Patricia Burnham

                                                1995-2001     Mr James Elliott

Kinson Primary School               2002-2012     Mrs Liz Thomasson

                                                2013-2018     Miss Victoria Bryan