Pinfold Street J.M.I. School was founded in September 1936 and celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2006 with a number of events, which ended in 2007 with the publication of the school's first book.

This is a personal story because I am an ex-pupil, who enjoyed the warm and friendly atmosphere, the dedication of the staff, and their support and encouragement. I affectionately remember many members of staff, particularly Mr. Scarth, Mr. Mayland, Miss Shuker, and the unforgettable Miss Haigh.

I visit the school today as an outsider and am greatly impressed with what I see. Although there have been many changes since my time there, and much investment in new buildings and technology, the warm and friendly atmosphere still survives. The children look happy to be there and the staff are still as enthusiastic and dedicated as their predecessors.

For me this is a special school, and always will be. I'm sure that most ex-pupils will feel the same. I hope you will enjoy reading what follows, and that it will re-kindle a few memories from the not too distant past.

The school today.

The story is told in the following parts:

If you have any memories of the school, or old photographs, I would love to hear from you, and will be delighted to include them in this section. Please send me an email.

I would like to thank Sue Harper, Gill Broomhall and Maureen Page from the school, for all of their help in producing this story.

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