This year marks the fortieth birthday of our amazing school! The doors were first opened on 1st September 1976 and our first child on role was Nicola Simmons. Our first head teacher Miss Walker kept a detailed logbook of all of the children who came to the school. Some of our current members of staff also attended our school-Ms MacKellar and Miss O'Regan work on our admin team and Miss Dean is currently a year 3 teacher. As well as a log book, Miss Walker was also required to keep a punishment book!
Over the years the school has seen five head teachers lead the school through many ups and downs. Our current head teacher is Miss Lovelock who has brought her own unique style and vision to the school.
Many exciting things have happened over the years, one of the most memorable was an unexpected delivery of fake snow donated by the snow dome-the next day is actually snowed!
Sad things have happened too such as the untimely passing of Eiry Cheney, a deputy head and foundation leader-she is still remembered in the community with much fondness.
Great Linford has moved forward in many ways and prides itself on its brilliant community, including parents and others that live in the area. Our school’s ROOTS and values are shared and modelled collectively and have helped create a cohesive and caring school family. Who knows what the future will hold for our school? Whatever it may be we will continue to uphold our core values of Aspire, Enjoy, Thrive and achieve.
All of our children, parents, carers and staff wish Great Linford Primary School a very happy birthday and, to mark the occasion, a shrub planting ceremony will take place on Friday 7th October and will be attended by the first head teacher of the school as well as our current chair of governors and our local MP Mark Lancaster . Happy Birthday!