WELL, they said that the new head at Stifford Clays primary would make a difference and they were right.
Since his arrival, earlier this year, head-teacher Anthony Peltier has been committed to an open-door policy.
And now that seems to extend to Christmas Day!
The head is throwing open the doors to anyone who would like a Christmas dinner.
He has been backed by the two local councillors.
Cllr Angie Gaywood said: “Since coming to Stifford Clays primary, Mr Peltier has set about putting the school at the heart of the community from the community choir, jubilee celebrations and now this lovely gesture of pupils, parents, staff and local elderly residents coming together on the most important day in the year are just some of the examples of how pupils and parents really feel valued and that our primary in Stifford Clays is an exceptional and very special place to be.
“I would like to personally say a very big thank you to all who will be making this a wonderful celebration on Christmas Day and how proud I am to be working with such a wonderful school where pupils are taught that everyone should be highly valued. ”