From the Swindon Link magazine archive, the first children and staff on the first day of term at St Francis Church of England Primary School in Taw Hill on 2 September 2004.
The start on the permanent building at Taw Hill village centre had been delayed because plans had to be redrawn to exclude a church attached to the school due to budget reductions, so the school opened in two mobile classrooms off Queen Elizabeth Drive.
Headteacher Clive Westall, the foundation teachers, school governors and the Bristol diocese education director Caro Barker-Bennett welcomed 112 children.
They moved into the permanent building in January 2005 and HRH the Duchess of Gloucester officially opened the school in March of that year. A major two storey extension opened in 2012 which Her Royal Highness made another visit to unveil.
Below, from the January 2004 Link front page when we recorded the ceremonial start of building works by the Bishop of Swindon Michael Doe and the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire