Charles Kingsley’s SchoolCharles Kingsley’s School

The village school is Charles Kingsley’s Church of England aided Primary School. When Charles Kingsley came to Eversley as Curate in 1843, few people in the village could read or write. The village cobbler, Snuffy Clapham, taught some children in his cottage in Fox Lane, as did Sarah Winter at hers in Bramshill. Kingsley began evening classes in the summer house on The Mount, overlooking the church, assisted by Frederick Marshall, whom he later sent to WinchesterTrainingCollege.

Largely due to Kingsley’s efforts, the ParishSchool was built in 1853, on common land entrusted by Sir William Cope, the Lord of the Manor. Frederick Marshall became the first schoolmaster in Eversley, at a salary of £35.00 a year. The school was soon acknowledged as one of the best in the area and children from neighbouring parishes were allowed to attend on payment of  2d a week.

Over the years the school has been enlarged and has recently added a sixth permanent classroom and a seventh temporary one. In 1999 the school won a prestigious “Named School Award” in the Minister for Education’s Annual Report, and has also been awarded Beacon status. In 2002 it was ranked 2nd highest achiever in Hampshire and was number 37 in the top 100 schools in the country, beating more than 18,000 others. Boys and girls from the ages of 4 to 11 years attend.. The school welcomes visits and appointments can be made with the Secretary on 0118 973 2187.

Other Educational Establishments:

Parent and Toddler Groups/Playgroups

Eversley Parent and Toddler Group:     Beth Quainton Telephone0118 932 8922
St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Eversley, Hants RG27 0PX

Nursery School Groups  

Nursery School Groups

Little Acorns:   Sandra Jensen Telephone0118 973 5315
Eversley Village Hall, Reading Road, Eversley, Hants RG27 0LX~

Little Gems Playschool:   Mrs Paul Telephone 01252 873 408
The Youth Suite, Yateley Town Council, Reading RoadYateley, GU46 7RP

Primary Schools

Charles Kingsley’s School:   Secretary Telephone0118 973 2187

Newlands Primary:    Mrs Breese Telephone01252 871 188
Dungells Lane, Yateley, Hants. GU46 6EY

Westfield Infants:   Mrs Steers Telephone01252 873 603
School Lane, Yateley, Hants, GU46 6NN

Independent Schools

St NeotsSchool:   Secretary Telephone0118 973 2118
St Neots Road, Eversley, Hants RG27 0PN

Yateley Mano:   Mr Howard Telephone 01252 405 500
51 Reading Road, Yateley, Hants 

Hampshire County Council Schools Telephone01962 846 001