All Cannings Church of England Primary School

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All Cannings Church of England Primary School
Established 1833
Type Primary School (UK)
Religion Church of England
Headteacher Mr Ricard Borman
School Business Manager Mrs Lindsey Wallace
Chair of Governors Mrs Sue Webb
Founder Rev Thomas Anthony Methuen
Location Chandlers Lane
All Cannings, Devizes
SN10 3PG
England Coordinates: 51°21′14″N 1°53′56″W / 51.3539°N 1.8988°W / 51.3539; -1.8988
DfE URN 126296 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 118
Gender Coeducational
Ages 4–10

All Cannings Church of England Primary School is a mixed primary school located in All Cannings, Devizes, England which serves children aged four to eleven from All Cannings and Devizes. The school has existed since 1833 on two separate sites and has had over 2,500 pupils attend in its history.

The present headteacher is Mr Richard Borman. The present Chair of Governors is Mrs Sue Webb. The present school business manager is Mrs Lindsey Wallace.


All Cannings had a Sunday school by 1808 and a day-school by 1818.[1] 100 pupils were enrolled in the day-school but attendance was much less as many of the children worked in the fields during the week.[1]

By 1833 the village had two day-schools: the parish school with 105 pupils and a private school with 12 pupils.[1] The Rector, Rev Thomas Anthony Methuen, had the parish school built that year on land given by the Lord of the Manor, Alexander Baring.[1] The private school had closed by 1858.[1] The parish school received a further grant of land in 1862, bringing it up to the last land extension on the School site.[citation needed]

From 1863 it was required that all schools in the National School system kept a log-book, initially to be filled in each day although later this became weekly or as required.[citation needed] Today the log is over 2,000 pages long. An admissions register was also required to be completed after 1874.[citation needed]

In 1990 it emerged that plans for a new school were being drawn up, but it was not until July 1997 under the Schools Renewal Programme[clarification needed] that funding was secured under headteacher Mrs Julia Roberts. Later that year new land adjacent to the village's cemetery was acquired as a site for the new school. In 1999 the new school building was opened in a ceremony attended by The Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Sir Maurice Johnston, the parish vicar, Rev. Alan Jeans and many alumni.


Today the school has more than 110 pupils in four classes. The school recently completed an extension to its staff room and the creation of a library. All Cannings Primary School has won numerous awards including the Green Flag Award.[2] The school also has a pre-school.

In June 2009 the school was awarded 'Grade 1 - Outstanding' in all areas of the school, except raising standards through higher goals, for which it received 'Grade 2 - Good'.[3]

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  • Crittall, Elizabeth (ed.); Baggs, A.P.; Crowley, D.A.; Pugh, Ralph B.; Stevenson, Janet H.; Tomlinson, Margaret (1975). Victoria County History: A History of the County of Wiltshire, Volume 10: Swanborough hundred; the borough of Devizes. pp. 20–33. 

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