History

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The Daiglen school is pleasantly situated in Buckhurst Hill on the borders of Epping Forest and is well served by public transport.

Miss Gellatly established Daiglen School in 1916. In 1929 Mr C Heap was Principal at the premises on the High Road, Buckhurst Hill. In 1950 the School was moved to the present building and Mrs L E Sharpe was Principal until her retirement in July 1969. Mrs M A Harris joined the school in 1969 and was Principal from 1969 to July 1977.

In 1977 the School was established as an Educational Trust School, under the authority of a Board of Governors and with Mrs M Phillips as headmistress. She remained in this post until her retirement in July 1989 when Mr D E Wood was appointed as her successor. In 2003 Mr Wood left to become Headteacher of Colchester High School. Mrs M Bradfield followed Mr Woods as Headteacher until her retirement in 2016 when Mrs P Dear, the current Headteacher took up the post.

In September 2005 the School opened a Nursery class for three year olds and also began to admit girls for the first time since the war.

The Daiglen School were proud to celebrate its centenary in 2016.