The building that is today's Markeaton Primary School was launched in 1910 as Kedleston Road School, and was one of the largest in Derby. It was built because other city schools were too crowded and opened by the mayor (Alderman Dr H Arnold Bemrose), who said that it was "neat and clean" and "A school such as this exercises a beneficial influence on the home life of a child and a good school is a monument of public faith and wisdom."

    It was built at a cost of just £14,800 and opened on October 10, taking in 1,000 pupils including a number from nearby Ashbourne Road School, which is now known as Ashgate Primary. Since then it has been home to a number of schools including Markeaton School for Girls and, more recently, Markeaton Primary School.

    When the school first opened, it had room for 350 boys, 350 girls and 320 infant children, effectively operating as three schools in one with three head teachers. It was designed by local architect Charles Sherwin and built by Pegg and Bailey.

    An account of the official opening of the school, in 1910, appeared in the Derby Telegraph the following day. 

    If you have any memories or photos from your time at Markeaton then feel free to come into school and we will look to put them on the website.

    Logbook from 1958...

    Logbook from 1958...

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