After 76 years, sadly Baston School for girls had to close at the end
of the 2009 summer term. However, the head of the kindergarten,
Julie Kibblewhite, has formed a new company with her husband and
another couple to ensure that the thriving kindergarten is kept open
thus maintaining all the traditional values loved by parents and
Robert Ward and his wife Amanda are joining the Kibblewhites in running
the new Company. Both couple's daughters have attended the school.
Talking recently, Robert stated “we love the school so much with its old
fashioned values; it’s nice for us to be able to save what we consider to
be a local landmark.” The newly formed company, Baston Pre-School Ltd,
will officially take over the running of the school from the start of the
Autumn term in September. There are already over 30 children confirmed
to start the new term and for the first time the kindergarten will become
One parent who is delighted that the school has been rescued is Patricia
Townsend whose daughter Bronwynne currently attends the pre-school.
Mrs. Townsend said “my little girl is already learning to write her name
and she’s just three.” more testimonials
Baston has always had a unique approach to teaching, utilizing a
combination of structure and free play to create a nurturing environment
that fosters a love of learning which is why so many local parents are
delighted that pre-school education has been spared the loss of one
its best loved kindergartens.