Education began in Littlehampton with children taught by Mr. Phillip Simpson between 1836 and 1840. Miss Chapman conducted a day school for some years from 1854. The first school opened on Monday the 30th of May 1892 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church with twenty-one enrolments on the first day. In the following years, unsuccessful moves were made by local parents to have the Minister of Education build a school in Littlehampton. Finally, on September 21st 1900, John Pearson laid the foundation stone of the present school. He donated the 250 pounds needed for Mr. J Walkom to build it. The building was then rented to the Education Department. The school building and site was purchased by the Education Department in 1924 for the sum of 482 pounds and additions costing 664 pounds were added in the following year. The original building has since been completely upgraded and forms the focus of the major redevelopment, which was occupied in September 1982. The re-developed school buildings were designed to accommodate 150 children. In 1981, the school helped to develop nearby Coppins Bush as a community facility. This pocket of native bush has been preserved in its natural state so that native flora and fauna can be observed and appreciated. should you be interested to read some more about the history of our school, a book is available which was created for the school�s centenary in 2000. The Old Scholars have formed the Garth Boomer Trust in memory of Garth Boomer, an ex-student of Littlehampton Primary School, who became Deputy Director of Education in South Australia and was an internationally prominent scholar in the area of literacy and language teaching. The purpose of the Trust is to provide funds for the purchase of material to enhance learning in the areas of literacy and language.

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