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10 glorious years in new premises for Laxton Junior School

Published on isbi School News dated Tuesday 18th of September 2012

How time flies! It has been 10 years since Laxton Junior School moved to their stunningly modern premises on East Road in Oundle. Dr George Carey, the then Archbishop of Canterbury, presided over the opening ceremony in 2002 and a wonderful new era of the school was born.

Originally opening in 1973, Laxton Junior School was bursting at the seams in the small area of Oundle School it then inhabited and the decision was made to embrace demand and double the potential capacity to 280 pupils by building a new school. To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Laxton Junior's move to its new site, Mr Charles Bush, Oundle School's Headmaster, visited for a whole school photograph in glorious sunshine along with all current pupils, staff and Laxton Junior's Headmaster, Mr Mark Potter.

Over the course of the last ten years, almost 800 pupils have benefitted from the fabulous facilities and all the many activities that take place within the walls of this impressive building. Laxton Junior continues to thrive and develop with a new outdoor classroom being the latest addition to the facilities on offer.

Mark Potter, who continues to drive Laxton Junior on to bigger and better things 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 at East Road'.
10 glorious years in new premises for Laxton Junior School - Photo 1
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