School celebrates 10th anniversary of move

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Pupils at Laxton Junior School, Oundle, gathered for a special photograph to celebrate 10 years since it moved to a new building in the town.

Dr George Carey, the then Archbishop of Canterbury, presided over the opening ceremony in 2002.

The school originally opened in 1973, but Laxton Junior School was bursting at the seams in the small area of Oundle School it then inhabited and the decision was made to build a new school.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the move, Charles Bush, Oundle School’s headmaster, visited for a school photograph along with all the current pupils, staff and Laxton Junior’s headmaster, Mark Potter.

Mr Potter said, “It’s a joy to see the progress we have made over the last 10 years. The children’s learning is going from strength to strength as we continue to embrace new ideas with each passing year. Just this week we have introduced iPads for our children into the curriculum and I am greatly looking forward to leading the school through its next decade.”

Laxton Junior School is an independent co-educational day school.