Guardhouse School

A game of rounders in the top school yard 1950's

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Guard House Infant and Primary School was opened for pupils on Thursday 1 st of October 1953 and officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal on Saturday 13 th February 1954 shortly after she opened Bracken Bank Infant and Primary Schools. It was built on eight and a half acres of land acquired from the Duke of Devonshire. The primary school had seven classrooms and two general-purpose rooms providing accommodation for 320 pupils in two blocks. The school had a separate dining room and all-electric kitchen.

The school became Calversyke Middle School in 1981 and then reverted back to its former name in 2000. The school finally closed its doors in February 2010 after almost exactly 56 years shortly moving to the new Merlin Top School nearby.

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DONE Sending... | Reply 16.03.2019 14.14

Phillip Heslop here if anyone remembers me from school hit me up I'm not sure but was between 86 up to 93 I think.
PJ Hunter on FB

marian duffy ( nee mcbride) | Reply 28.05.2018 15.23

i attended infants and juniors between 1958 and 1964

Louise Hanson | Reply 11.04.2018 23.06

Who was the deputy head in the early 90s wen Mr farrar was head teacher x

Phill 18.03.2019 18.13

Yeah will do once I'm back online hun

Louise Hanson 16.03.2019 19.48

Hi Phil u alright yes I remember you ad me on fb,Louise Jane Hanson

Phillip Heslop 16.03.2019 14.16

Hiya Louise I was there then I was a year or 2 up from you and was best mates with leanard
Farrar was deputy when I left and Hakin was head

Kirsty silverwood | Reply 15.09.2017 07.35

Hi there,
Is they any photos of the late 80s and 90s? :)
I loved my primary school guardhouse, my favourite teachers was Mrs Fenwick
And Mrs Law.good memories

Christine Duckett | Reply 29.07.2017 18.49

I was in the first set of classes when the school opened

Georgina dobson was midgley | Reply 09.05.2017 07.41

I would love to see any photos from 1964 to 67

kevin wood | Reply 02.05.2017 06.52

A surprise to see my old classes of 1963 & 1964 happy days

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