History of HBJ

Brief History: A few facts


  • The school was opened on June 17th 1907.
  • It was built to house 760 children.
  • The first Head Teacher was Mr Gould.
  • The annexe was added in 1947.
  • The school became mixed- boys and girls were first taught together in September 1957.
  • The garden was added in the top yard in 1996.
  • The computer suite was opened in 2001.
  • In 2012 all classrooms received a makeover with fitted working walls, storage and interactive whiteboards.
  • Two new classrooms were added to the playground in 2013.
Professor Edward Conrad Wragg known as Ted Wragg, was a British educationalist and academic known for his advocacy of the cause of education and opposition to political interference in the field. He attended our school from 1943 to 1949.