Ingoldisthorpe Primary School students held a cream tea and special presentation to their headteacher who is leaving at the end of term after nine years at the school.
Keith Twaites joined the school in April 2005 and has accepted a job at a larger primary school in East Sussex, which he is due to start in September.
Teachers and youngsters at the school celebrated his time there with a special event to say thanks for implementing a series changes, leading to an outstanding rating by Ofsted in 2012.
School support manager Jane Gledhill said: “He was instrumental in the school acquiring log cabin classrooms and a library, which are a delight for teaching and learning.
“The school grounds have been developed for outside learning, gaining a Gold Artsmark Award, and the school exhibits annually at the Sandringham Flower Show.”
The school has many clubs for the pupils thanks to Mr Twaite, including a daily Breakfast Club, which begins at 7.30am and a T-Time Club which can care for children until 6pm.
Jane said: “When Mr Twaites was appointed, the school was undergoing reorganisation from a first school to a primary school and at that time year four children were the eldest in the school.
“Today Ingoldisthorpe School is an all-through primary which incorporates children up to year six.”
The school has places available for reception children starting in September and a few places are available for year four pupils starting in September.
Mr Twaites is pictured, centre, with chairman of govenors Peter Roberts, right, along with some of the pupils in Keith’s class. MLNF14PM07028