Loughton Manor First School opened in September 1997, taking children from Loughton, Crownhill and from a part of Great Holm. In the first year the school had no Year Three pupils and had a total of around 180 pupils, which has since risen to 240 - its maximum number. Children leave the school at the age of eight at the end of Year Three and mostly go up to Loughton Middle School.

There are considerably more children in Loughton now than when the old school first opened but the people of Loughton are still determined to see their children get a good education in a local school. The parents help to raise money for the school with various social events. The third May Fayre, the largest fund-raising event of the year, held in 2000 raised £1800!

July 1997 - Construction nears completion in preparation for September when the school opens.

The modern school costs considerably more than the old Loughton school, not only because prices have risen considerably since 1867, but because the school is a great deal bigger and contains luxuries such as a staff room and inside toilets!

Click here to see the opening ceremony
Freehold of Land
Construction cost