Bridlewood School in between Ash Brake and Redhouse opened in a mobile in September 2003, but ten years ago in April 2004 fifty three children transferred into the permanent school in use today.
From the Swindon Link archive the first Bridlewood children and staff getting ready to move into their new building from the adjacent mobiles
Construction starts at Taw Hill
Building of St Francis Church Aided Primary School in Taw Hill started in February 2004, later than originally proposed, as plans had to be redrawn to exclude a dedicated worship space due to budget reductions.
Because of the delay the school started with 112 children in two mobiles on the southern edge of the site, off Queen Elizabeth Drive, whilst building on the permanent facilities took place on the north side by the village centre.
The September Link will include a picture of the children and staff taken on the first day of the new school: 2 September 2004.