School’s out – and it’s for good

Copy of a vintage postcard of Caddonfoot school
Copy of a vintage postcard of Caddonfoot school

IT WAS the end of an era when the old Caddonfoot school closed.

The small primary shut its gates for the final time at the end of March after 137 years.

Past and present pupils and staff held a final assembly together to mark the closure, sharing memories of their school days.

A final ringing of the handbell, commemorative medals all round, and the old school was shut.

Headteacher Alison Sutherland said: “Staff and pupils were all very sad to leave the old school, but are very excited about the move to our fantastic new school, Clovenfords Primary School. We are busy commissioning our new school so it is ready for pupils and staff on their first day in school at the start of the new term.”

Scottish Borders Council convener, Councillor Alasdair Hutton, will welcome pupils to the new Clovenfords school at the start of the summer term on Monday.