FAIRFORD Primary School staff and volunteers celebrated the school's 25th anniversary with a special lunch this month.

Current and former teachers, assistants and volunteers gathered at the school last week to celebrate the anniversary of the official opening of the school. It was first opened in July 1989 by the Duke of Gloucester.

Guests attended a special lunch in the sun to celebrate the silver jubilee. Headteacher Julie Fellows gave thanks to previous heads around the school.

"The school has been filled with hundreds if not thousands of voices since its opening and has been filled with success, tricky times and endeavour," said Mrs Fellows. "It has also been blessed with some of the most delightful and creative children you could meet."

Originally Fairford Primary was built for 288 pupils but now caters for more than 300. It is set to expand even more with the extra housing developments planned for the town.