School celebrates 25 years at site

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Staff, pupils and special guests celebrated 25 years since a lower school moved to its current site.

Lady Valerie Pym, who opened the current St Swithun’s Lower School building in Sandy was among the guests at the celebration on Friday, October 19.

The family of Lord and Lady Pym have a long-running association with the school, and the couple officially opened the Ivel Road building back in October 1987.

Sandy mayor Councillor Susan Sutton and Central Beds Council chairman Councillor Angela Barker were also among the special guests at the event.

They were joined by former headteachers, teachers and pupils.

The school moved to its current premises from its previous site in St Neots Road, where the school had been based since 1869.

When the new school was first opened it had just five classrooms, but it has since been extended.

It now has a separate early years foundation stage building and also provides for children with autistic spectrum condition.

Visitors could look at a display of photographs of the school from over the last 25 years.

Headteacher Anita Whitehurst said: “I am delighted that so many people took the time to come to our celebration.”