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40 Year School Celebration


In July 1974 the two village schools in Coxwold and Husthwaite closed their doors for the last time. This end of an era was the dawning of the new Husthwaite Primary School at its present site in Low Street.

Last Friday 18th July the school celebrated its 40th birthday in great style with a traditional tea party combined with a pizzeria and a visit from the ice cream van. There were also the usual stalls to enjoy and some children and adults had entered a cupcake competition - they certainly looked brilliant and must have been hard to judge. There was a display of school memorabilia from the last 40 years which include pictures of the farm that stood on the school site. This included pictures of the farm that stood on the sight up until the present day.

We were also lucky to have two of the original teachers from that era, Mrs Fox and Mrs Myers. Many of the pupils from that time are now parents themselves and they enjoyed looking through the old photographs. For the ‘official' ceremony, Mrs Fox cut into the beautiful cake made by one of our parents Erica Carr.

An amazing mosaic designed by staff member Martha Fitton was unveiled and admired. Finally, Mrs Bainbridge played a great DVD of the school today which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

As a memento, all the children at school were given a special mug.

Here's to the next 40 years!!

From September we are now able to take children into our nursery from the term before their 3rd birthday.

Nursery sessions are available 5 days per week from 8.45-3.30pm - please call the school for further information or see the website: