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BWPS Timeline

 

1972    School opened on 6th June

            Teaching staff: Mrs I Annett, Mrs S Crutchley, Mr D Clarke & Mr T Porter (Principal)

 

1983    Mr T Porter retired from Principal’s post

            Mr W Young appointed as Principal

 

1985    Original development of school pond area

 

1988    Mr W Young resigned from Principal’s post

            Mrs S Crutchley appointed as Principal

 

1989    Development of Remedial Resource Room

 

1997    School celebrates its 25th Anniversary

 

1998    School pond area re-developed in conjunction with Mourne Heritage Trust

 

1998    Mrs S Crutchley retired from Principal’s post

            Mr M Peacock appointed as Principal

 

2001    First school extension completed: New Staff Room and ICT Room built

 

2005    Second school extension completed: 3 new permanent Classrooms and Library area added

 

2006    Development of new car parking area for parents

 

2007    School website set up

 

2009    Addition of a new mobile classroom for P5

 

2009    Enrolment numbers allow seven separate classes in the school for the first time, to    

            replace composite classes 

 

2012    School celebrates its 40th Anniversary

 

2014    Third school extension completed: Addition of new P2 Classroom, Resource Area, Staff Room, ICT 

            Room & General Office. The Library, P1 and P6 classrooms were completely re-furbished.

 

2015    In September we have an enrolment of 179 pupils - the highest in the history of the   

            school.


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