Plaque unveiled to mark anniversary

Guilsborough Academy

1st December 2019

What A Year

Guilsborough Academy

A COMMEMORATIVE plaque has been unveiled at Guilsborough Academy to mark 60 years since the school opened.

The ceremony saw Cllr Fiona Baker, Cabinet Member for Children's Services, Education and Families, and Principal Julie Swales both say a few words before unveiling the plaque together.

Teachers from past and present attended the event - including Penny Roper, who was a teacher at the school when it opened 60 years ago - as well as school governors and Sixth Formers.

Julie Swales said the event was a celebration of everything that had gone before and came at a time when the future of the school was bright.

She said: "Guilsborough Academy has been successfully providing an education for the local community for 60 years, which is no small feat. I am very proud of the staff and students, both past and present, that make Guilsborough such a fantastic school. Here's to the next 60 years, going from strength to strength, starting with work taking place over the coming months for a new building that will be ready for use from September 2021."

Cllr Baker added: "Congratulations to Guilsborough Academy on its 60th anniversary. It's important to take a moment to acknowledge this milestone, and all the young people, families and staff that have been part of this school's journey so far, as well as look ahead to another successful 60 years."

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