Heather Casswell, was touched to be thrown a surprise party to celebrate her time as bursar for Gedney Church End Primary School.
Heather, of Gosberton, has decided to take an early retirement after working at the Gedney school for 19 years, in charge of finances. She also welcomed new students by communicating with parents, then worked as senior administrator.
Senior teacher Sophie Thurgood, who worked alongside Heather for six years, said: “Both staff and students were saddened to hear she was retiring, but we respect her decision to go and live her life.
“Everybody knew her, she was a familiar face to new students arriving at the school.”
Her final day was on the last day of school term and she was treated to a surprise retirement tea after school which was attended by colleagues from the past and present.
Sophie said: “She was very touched with what the school arranged for her and all the gifts she received. She felt it was time to move on, even though it was a sad day, it was a good time for her to retire.”
She will spend her retirement using this perfect opportunity to find new hobbies and relaxing on well earned holidays, as well as getting a new dog as companion to her and her husband.