Feltwell ES History

Opened: 1972

Feltwell Elementary is located on Royal Air Force Base Feltwell right in the middle of the Norfolk fens, a flat agricultural wetland area in East Anglia, United Kingdom. RAF Feltwell is a small communications base established in 1938. Feltwell Elementary opened in 1972 and recently celebrated its fortieth anniversary, Ruby Jubilee. The school is part of the greater US Air Force Lakenheath/Mildenhall complex, homes of the 48th Fighter Wing and the 100th Refueling Wing of the United States Air Force. The school primarily serves the dependent children of US Air Force service members who live either on RAF Feltwell or in neighboring villages and towns, as well as the dependents of DOD civilians and Air Force contractors.

Feltwell is a walk-in school for dependents of the former air base at RAF Feltwell and students are bussed from the surrounding economy areas. For the 1981-82 school year, the school had four teachers and an administrator and a secretary who served as the librarian. The school was located in a building adjacent to the Lakenheath Middle School complex.

By the 1987-88, there were 125 students in kindergarten through fifth grade with seven teachers, an administrator and a school secretary. The enrollment increased to 170 students by the next year. Enrollment continued to increase and by the 1993-94 school year there were 200 students in grades K–5 with eighteen classroom teachers plus specialists in art, music, physical education, talented and gifted, reading improvement, reading recovery, special education, compensatory education, communication impaired, library/media, guidance and two school nurses.

The school mascot is the Hedgehogs. For school year 2021-22 the school had 327 students in grades kindergarten through five. The school is still open.


Information from school website and the DoDDS School Information Guide

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