Wednesday, 27 October 2010
This is the upper school, on the outskirts of Bingley, that my daughter used to attend. (She was in the same year as Kimberley Walsh, who is now famous as one of the Girls Aloud pop group.) In those days we lived right opposite the school gates - very convenient. (Although, as is often the case, living close meant J was frequently late setting off, running across the road with a slice of toast in her hand!)
It's a school with a good reputation and it has steadily expanded. The original buildings - on the left with the clock tower - must date back to the 1930s, I think. There have been two or three phases of new building work, and now they are building a entirely new school on what were originally the sports fields. It is scheduled to open around Easter next year. I feel slightly guilty that the people who bought our old house have had to contend not only with the building of the Bingley by-pass just down the road but also the new school. I feel I had a lucky escape at just the right time!