Welcome to the Stepney Archive
There's no denying the fact that this is a school with a history. The building itself is a striking Victorian construction, in the Queen Anne style, that stands out from its location along Beverley Road. Since building work finished in 1886 and the first pupils entered its doors in May 1887, the school has provided the educational needs for this area of the city ever since. Nestling next to its slightly younger neighbour, the Beverley Road Swimming Baths and with the older Bull pub on the other side, we may be taken back in time to a period when this marked the northern extent of the City of Kingston Upon Hull.
While we embrace the 21st century in terms of what we do within the walls of the school, we still have a great pride in inhabiting a building that has educated thousands of children for over 130 years.
The Stepney Archive is a portal to what has happened before. By clicking on the link, you will be taken to a collection which tells our history, both in recent times and back to its origins. There are histories of the school covering both the first hundred years and the 25 years up to our 125 celebrations in 2011. We have included old photos of the school and scanned in copies of records from years gone by. In 2008, Paul Browning, the headteacher established our first website. Within this are newsletters and daily diary pages which trace the day by day life of Stepney Primary, providing a unique insight into the school. These have been taken from that website and published as pdfs.
You may find details of building projects that have taken place to keep the old building going. As a Grade II Listed building, we have to keep many appearances the same as in 1886. Old Victorian wooden sash windows need to be repaired or replaced with identical wooden sash windows. You will find out about royal jubilees, royal engagements, iron age boats and threats of school closure...
So... click on this button and be transported back to find out about this history of our school.