Staff and children at a school situated at the top of Burntstump Hill in Arnold are asking that
former pupils share their memories and images of the school, founded in 1902 by the Seely
family and originally called Seely Church of England School.
The Seely family lived at Sherwood Lodge, now Nottinghamshire Police headquarters – and legend has it, they built the school after seeing children struggling through the snow to reach the nearest school in Arnold.
The original school building is now a residential property next door to the modern school.
The school is now called Burntstump Seely C of E Academy and Head Teacher Heather Gabb said, “We would love to hear from former pupils or staff of the school and our children are keen to know its history.
“We have so little to go on; just a story of why it was built and little more. The original
school building is next door and still has the date 1902 over the door, but that is about the
sum of our knowledge.
“We would love to hear from anyone who either attended or worked at the school, and it
would be fantastic to show the children any images that might be available. We want our
children to have a sense of the history of the school but we need the help of others to that and
that’s why we are appealing to the people of Nottinghamshire to help.”
If you have any stories or images concerning the Seely C of E School, you can contact the
school by email: email@example.com or by post at Burntstump Seely C of E
Academy, Burntstump Hill, Arnold Nottinghamshire, NG5 8PQ.