A Brief School History
St Oswald’s Voluntary Aided School came about some 16 years ago following the amalgamation of two village schools, Jeffreyston Voluntary Controlled, situated in the village of Cresselly and Loveston County Primary, situated in the hamlet of Loveston.
Jeffreyston V. C. School was situated on land owned by the Cresselly Estate and the Loveston school building was set on its own in the hamlet of Loveston. The Jeffreyston building became the home of Castle School for a while and the Loveston building was sold and has now been converted to private apartments.
Following the two schools amalgamating, St Oswald’s school was initially run from the two original sites. The younger pupils on the Jeffreyston site and the older KS2 pupils in Loveston. Every lunch time the children travelled by bus from Loveston to the Jeffreyston site, meaning all children were together for lunch and the playtime that followed. They then travelled back to Loveston for afternoon lessons.
The new building was built on land in Jeffreyston owned by the church and adjacent to The Rectory known as Rectory Field. Eventually, following completion, we were all able came together on the one site as St Oswald’s V. A. School.