Bridlewood Primary School in North Swindon celebrated its tenth anniversary with a street party in the school grounds, complete with cake and a special toast to the future success of the school with juice in plastic cups.
Pupils and staff also welcomed back Jane Rodbourn, the school’s first headteacher. Pictured above, Ms Rodbourne with the first intake in September 2003.
In 2003 the school opened in two mobiles whilst the permanent building was completed on the adjacent site in Ash Brake. Construction had been delayed by a couple of years whilst politicians argued as to whether another primary school in North Swindon was required.
Headteacher Jo Garton said: “We had a really fun celebration for the children. We taught them how to make a toast in assembly beforehand.
“In my five years as head I’m most proud that Bridlewood is a wonderful place to learn and a wonderful place to work. There’s such a nice atmosphere and the children are lovely.”
Stating her goal for the next decade Jo said: “We want to move from good to outstanding in the Ofsted reports.”
Photo of Jane Rodbourne and Jo Garton, right, and the tenth anniversary line up below by Richard Wintle of Calyxpix