Excerpt taken from the book ‘School days in Mottram Parish’, edited by A.J. Rees

Edward Chapman gave a small piece of land next to St. Mary Magdalene Church for a new Mixed School in 1896.  When this site proved unsuitable for building, he gave another small piece next to it.  The first bit of land next to the church is still the playground, the second piece contains the present school building.  It is a stone building with a slate roof, like the rest of Broadbottom.

 

 

The first Headteacher at Broadbottom was Mr George Ogden, who is pictured on the far left of the photograph taken when the school first opened on 11th January 1898.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Ogden was a strict disciplinarian and in those days corporal punishment was used to keep the children well behaved.

To the left is a copy of the book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headteachers of Broadbottom C of E Primary School:

George Ogden           1898 – 1924

Annie Upson              1924 – 1925

Lily Horobin                1925 – 1940

Edith Evans                1940 – 1967

Margaret McCallum   1967 – 1986

Pamela Kelshaw        1986 – 1997

Jo Fallon                    1997 – 2005

Esther Bland              2005 – 2018