September 1981: In the beginning… a group of local farmers and Chegutu businessmen met to discuss the possibilities of creating a school. A sight was chosen – Lambourne Farm (22ha) which was donated by Mr & Mrs Black on condition that the school be named after Mr Black’s great great grandmother, Jane Bryden.
May 1982: Foundations were dug, materials were delivered and buildings went up at a rapid pace.
The school officially opened on 27 January 1983 with Mr Pete Sinclair as headmaster and 70 children.
As part of their classes, each pupil was involved in the planting of trees and plants around the school which were all kindly donated by the Keevils of Dodhill Nursery.
Come and see how far we have come…