Sir Cornelius Vermuyden


Sir Cornelius Vermuyden was born in 1595 and died in 1677. He was a Dutch engineer who revolutionised the drainage system across parts of England. He was particurly famous for repairing the walls of the River Beam. He also built a sluice allowing the River Beam to flow into the River Thames. He was knighted for his work on drainage in 1621.


A sluice is a sliding gate or other device for controlling the flow of water.


Sir Cornelius Vermuyden (1595–1677)


Hard Federation

 On behalf of the staff, pupils and governors of Furze Infants and Warren Junior School I would like to welcome you to our federation. We are two schools working together under one Governing Body for the benefit of our pupils and the success of the community we live in.

We believe our schools gain from working collaboratively, more importantly, we strive to provide a seamless transition for our pupils between the two schools.

Mr. G. Wilder OBE

Executive Consultant

A WELCOME FROM THE EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT A Welcome from the Chair of Governors