History of Road Primary



In the early years, education on Anguilla was started by the two predominant religious groups namely the Methodist and Anglican churches. Schools were built in the main divisions on the island-East End which included Island Harbour, The Valley, The Road and West End.


The Road Primary School came into existence around that time which was started by the Road Methodist Church. The school was built to the East of the church and served the pupils from the villages of South Hill, North Hill, Sandy Ground and Blowing Point.


The teachers were drawn from the early missionaries who came to the island to convert the inhabitants to Christian faith. The school like the others on the island was an elementary school, and the subjects taught were namely the three Rs- Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.


History of Road Primary



In the early years, education on Anguilla was started by the two predominant religious groups namely the Methodist and Anglican churches. Schools were built in the main divisions on the island-East End which included Island Harbour, The Valley, The Road and West End.


The Road Primary School came into existence around that time which was started by the Road Methodist Church. The school was built to the East of the church and served the pupils from the villages of South Hill, North Hill, Sandy Ground and Blowing Point.


The teachers were drawn from the early missionaries who came to the island to convert the inhabitants to Christian faith. The school like the others on the island was an elementary school, and the subjects taught were namely the three Rs- Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.

In 1960, Hurricane Donna swept across the island of Anguilla and destroyed many buildings including the Road Primary School. At the end of the summer holidays when school was ready to re-open there was no building available to house the pupils, so the then principal, Mr. Calvin Hodge made arrangements with persons owning private homes and who had space available, to allow classes to operate under such circumstances.


This was how classes had to function until a suitable building was made available. It was difficult for the classes to function as a school that way and the problem was somewhat relieved when a temporary building was constructed by the Public Works Department, about a hundred yards south west of the Road Methodist Church.

Mr. Calvin Hodge asked to be transferred to the Valley Boys’ School. He was succeeded by a man of the soil, Mr. Adrian T. Hazell who was transferred from Newton Ground Primary School in St. Kitts to Road Primary School in Anguilla. The school setting was an open hall with all classes which resulted in overcrowded conditions. Plans were made to build a new school, but in a different location.


The new site chosen was west of the main road leading to Blowing Point which is where the present school building is located. The supervisor of works at the Public Works Department, Mr. Walters was selected to construct the building with Anguillian labour. The school was opened on 9th September 1966. The Road Primary School was Anguilla’s last project which the island succeeded in obtaining from the Central Government in St. Kitts before Anguilla’s uprising in 1967 demanding secession from St. Kitts.