Founders’ Day 2022

Jesus said, ‘I am the Good Shepherd… I know my sheep and my sheep know me.’ John 10.14

Our first ever Founders’ Day!

Our school was founded on 3rd April 1833, but we’ve never celebrated our story before now, just eleven years before our bicentenary. This year we’ll be marking the day as close to it as we can get, on the last day of the spring term, Friday 1st April (yes, we know… but the people who set up a school in Bayford all those years ago were far from being fools!).

A time capsule to mark the event

On the day the children will learn about the history of the school, and the different classes will be taking part in a variety of fun activities. Some of the work created on the day will be chosen to be copied to go into a time capsule that we will be burying in the school grounds. We’ll also be asking the children for ideas and suggestions as to what else could go into the time capsule so that when it’s found, in many years to come, people will get some idea of what life was like in 2022 (I’m sure we’ll include an LFT test!).

School picnic

We’ll be having a whole school picnic on the field as part of the celebrations. So if your child has a school lunch, they will only be able to choose between different school packed lunches which can be eaten on the field. However, if they would prefer to bring in their own packed lunch instead, they’re welcome to do so: we just ask that you inform Mrs Sims so we can let the cook know the right numbers of lunches to make.

Find out more about our history

You can find out more about the history of our school on the history page of this site, just click on the button below. You can also listen to an oral history recording made by Hertford Museum in 2019, talking to former pupil Neil Morris, who remembers our school in the mid-1960s, just at the time the present building was opened.