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Copthill School in Uffington near Stamford celebrates 50 years




A private school that was born around the kitchen of a farm has celebrated its half century.

Copthill School, in Uffington, has now grown to include a forest school, high-tech classrooms, sports facilities and a farm.

Copthill School has been celebrating its milestone with a number of events for children, parents present and past and Old Copthillians

Jonathan and Anne Teesdale with Copthill pupils
Jonathan and Anne Teesdale with Copthill pupils

These include a tree planting project creating a new woodland area called ‘The Anniversary Wood’, a mini Rat Race-style 5K event which was turned into a ‘Golden 5K Stampede’ and saw many Old Copthillians return to school and join in the fun with existing pupils and their families.

A weekend of celebrations in June included a cocktail party hosted by The Teesdale Family, a BBQ evening welcoming past pupils and their families and an afternoon of music and art performed by current children for their friends and families.

Jonathan Teesdale, the principal, whose mother Anne, founded Copthill School, said: “The development and growth of the school over the last half-century is remarkable.

A classroom from 1969
A classroom from 1969

“We are dedicated to allowing children to flourish into happy, confident, rounded individuals who are able to discover and develop their talents.

“One of the great things about Copthill has always been that children get high quality teaching and a fabulous campus in which to learn, whether it’s indoors or outdoors.

“Copthill is a place where children can be inspired.”

Jonathan Teesdale, Mr and Mrs J Teesdale, Simon Teesdale, Nick Teesdale
Jonathan Teesdale, Mr and Mrs J Teesdale, Simon Teesdale, Nick Teesdale


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