Sarah Bonnell celebrates old with the new

ONE of the oldest girls’ schools in England has celebrated the old with the new.

Staff and children at Sarah Bonnell in Deanery Road, Stratford marked the school’s 240th anniversary while moving into new buildings that were completed in a �15 million Building Schools for the Future (BSF) investment.

Head teacher Cauthar Tooley said: “It was wonderful that we could celebrate 240 years of the school’s history at the same time as moving into our new building, which will enable us to continue to be in the forefront of girls’ education for at least the next 240 years.” The school marked its latest milestone with an achievement award ceremony held in its new assembly hall, which was attended by Deputy Mayor Cllr Andrew Baikie.

Every child and member of staff was given a china mug to mark the special occasion.

The assembly hall was recently completed as part of the BSF investment, which also included sports, art, drama, technology and dance areas and a larger library.


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The historic girls’ school was founded by benefactor Sarah Bonnell in 1769.

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