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Welcome to John Blow Primary School!

We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

Thank you for visiting! 

Mrs H Richardson
Head Teacher

School history

The first school in Collingham was the Baptist School founded in 1718. The children were taught to read and write, and were instructed in the principles of Christian religion.

In 1865 a new school was built on Baptist Lane: although described as "mixed", it housed only girls. A Girls' School was also built in South Collingham in 1839. Although named "Collingham Girls' School", it was mixed and by the 1880s was so full that the boys were moved to the Wesleyan School room behind the Methodist church. In 1962 the girls' and boys' schools were closed and children transferred to the new "John Blow Primary School" in January 1963.

The school is named after an accomplished organist, composer and Master of the King's Music, who was born in the former Manor House in North Collingham in 1648.

Picture 1 1974?
Picture 2 Recorder group, Lincoln Music Festival 1976
Picture 3 Computer simulation day 1986 or 1987
Picture 4 Christmas 1974
Picture 5 Christmas 1974
Picture 6 Christmas 1974
Picture 7 Miss O Wilson presenting prizes July 1967
Picture 8 Kitchen staff, secretary and caretaker 1964
Picture 9 Audience at school's official opening 24 July 1963
Picture 10 Official school opening 1963
Picture 11 Recorder group 1974
Picture 12 Staff 1963
Picture 13 Lincoln choir festival 1963
Picture 14 Christmas 1974
Picture 15 Mrs Baguley's retirement July 1967