1727 John Cockerton, yeoman, buried on Michaelmas Day
He left no heir and by his will of May 1723, left property and land in Tuddenham to the minister and church wardens to provide free school for the poor boys and girls of the village. The master to teach and instruct all such children to "read, write, account and learn Latin as in other schools." His house to be the school "for ever, unless a better can be had in the said parish."
In 1846 this was rebuilt and and the school repaired and used until 1962 when the new one was erected in conjunction with S.C.C in the High Street.
On Feb 14th 1969 The Old School and School House was sold by the John Cockerton foundation Trustees at the White Hart in