Stanah Community Primary School

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Stanah Community Primary School
Stanah cps.jpeg
A 2006 view of the main school building from the entrance to the car park
Type Community primary school
Head Teacher Mr H.M. Clough
Location Lambs Road
England England
53°52′19″N 2°59′31″W / 53.8719°N 2.9920°W / 53.8719; -2.9920Coordinates: 53°52′19″N 2°59′31″W / 53.8719°N 2.9920°W / 53.8719; -2.9920
Local authority Lancashire
DfE number 888/2517
DfE URN 119296 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students c. 400
Gender Coeducational
Ages 4–11
Colours Blue and white

Stanah Community Primary School (formerly Stanah County Primary School) is an English mixed primary school located in the Stanah area of Thornton, Lancashire.

Built in the 1960s,[1] the school, located on Lambs Road (or, as it is known locally, Lambs Hill), has around 400 pupils, aged 4 to 11.[2] Its head teacher is Hamish Clough. He replaced Ian Todd who, after three-and-a-half years as head, took up a position at the University of Cumbria in January 2010. Mr. Todd's predecessor was Tony Ford, who retired in the summer of 2006 after twelve years in the role.[1] One of the earlier and long-serving head teachers was Jean Fisher. Another was Mr. Evans, who was headmaster in the 1970s.

The school comprises two separate buildings. A smaller annex (infants) is attended by the foundation class and years 1 and 2. For year 3, the children move into the larger main building (juniors). The smaller building was mothballed in the early 1980s when school rolls dropped,[1] but it was renovated and reopened around a decade later. The infants building also houses a preschool nursery called Stanah Sunflowers.

On the junior's building stands the school's distinctive chimney. Originally white with a black tip, it was repainted all-white in the 1990s.

Notable people[edit]

The Krankies visiting Stanah in the early 1980s. This photograph was taken at the rear of the smaller school building.

The Krankies (pictured) visited Stanah for a summer fair in the early 1980s. Leslie Crowther also visited around the same time. Jazz musician Dan Forshaw attended the school from 1988 to 1992, and it was in the school wind band that he first picked up his instrument.


  1. ^ a b c STANAH GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH - Fleetwood, 1 December 2005
  2. ^ Ofsted profile

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