Final bell has sounded for Acklington school

A special party was staged at Acklington C of E First School last Friday to mark the closing of its doors for the final time.

Remembering yesteryear.
Remembering yesteryear.

Well-wishers gathered to see memorabilia, recall old times and sample delights provided by the Women’s Institute.

The children enjoyed a bouncy castle and, ahead of the closure, they went on a number of trips and attended a leavers’ service.

A cake to mark the closure.

The school was part of the James Calvert Spence College (JCSC) federation. Neil Rodgers, executive headteacher at JCSC, described the closure as a sad day.

He said: “Everyone associated with the school will miss it being at the heart of the community. I’m delighted that the children have gone on to find the first schools of their choice to move on to and I hope to see them again in the future at JCSC.”

The decision to close the school was based on falling pupil numbers.

Enjoying the bouncy castle.