School marks the end of era of teaching on Sheffield site

Pupils at Gleadless Primary School dresses up in Victorian costumes
Pupils at Gleadless Primary School dresses up in Victorian costumes
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Part of a Sheffield primary school will close its doors for the final time on Friday - bringing to an end 120 years of education on the site.

The infant children at Gleadless Primary School are spending the last week in their classrooms before relocating to brand new ones after the Easter holidays.

The school had been split over two sites on Hollinsend Road, in Gleadless, for years but last year a new school was built on the larger junior school site.

School business manager Catherine Udall said: "On Friday, April 7 at 11.30am, the infant site will close its doors to teaching children after over 100 years.

"The school was built in 1889 by the Handsworth Board. The architect was John Dodsley Webster and the school was originally called Gleadless Board School."

Staff, pupils and families took part in a host of activities on Monday to mark the occasion.

Children came to school dressed in Victorian costumes and took part in activities to reflect their move from old to new., including delivering thank you gifts to the local community and writing postcards.

During the afternoon, parents were invited into school to take part in games and activities from the Victorian era with their children.

Mrs Udall added: "This is an exciting time for Gleadless, as we look to the future and continue to improve and grow."