St Mary's School
Education in Colton
The children of Colton have had the opportunity to go to school since 1764 when the first school was established in the village. Endowments by local Colton people enabled the present school to be built in 1863 and education has flourished here ever since.
Over the centuries Colton people have been employed in many trades and crafts such as glass making, brick making, shoe making, tanning as well as the rural industries surrounding the farming that has always been the main employment of this community until more recent times times.
Photographs of Colton school children
A series of photographs over the last 100 years or so of classes at St Mary's school and visits or events. If you can identify pupils, some of whom may be your grandparents, or events please edit the page or send us an email with the information and we will enter it for you.
Class unknown date We think this is WW2 evacuees to the Rugeley area and St Mary's School
1955 Dovedale Outing Group of girls having lunch on bench
1955 July Group of six girls