STALYHILL Junior School is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
The school opened its doors as a primary school in June 1968 with its official opening taking place in November of that year.
A separate infant school was opened in November 1980 in response to the development of Mottram Rise during the 1970s.
The school has made plans to commemorate this milestone with a series of activities during the week commencing June 18 and later in the year a community firework display on Friday, November 30.
Headteacher Sue Kitchen said: “The school is very much at the heart of the local community and we wish to celebrate the occasion with our pupils, former pupils, parents and the wider community.
“We will be holding open evenings at school on Monday 18 and Tuesday, June 19 between 3pm and 7pm and hopefully having a large display of old school photos and memorabilia.
“We would like to extend an invitation to our former pupils and parents to come along and share in our anniversary celebrations”.
The week-long activities at the school will culminate in a street party lunch for current pupils and staff with the civic mayor coming along as a special guest.
While the school has a large number of old class photos, they are appealing for the temporary loan of any additional material former pupils and parents may have from their time at Stalyhill Junior School.
Please take any items to the school office before the end of April. They will be returned after the event in June.