Education in Knaresborough

“Don’t forget your bow, arrows and candles. Don’t arrive ragged and unwashed. Only speak Latin in PE”. 

These rules, set out for King James School pupils in 1616, show how much school life has changed! We have been researching the lives of children, rich and poor, and how education has impacted on their lives over the past 400 years.

Knaresborough is fortunate in having original records from both King James and the Castle Schools.  KMA plan to investigate and illustrate aspects of Knaresborough’s educational heritage, including oral histories; many local people have shared their personal experiences of school life as part of our Memories Project.