The school bell rang one last time for Holy Family and St Michael’s Catholic Primary headteacher Christine Weir who has retired after 17 years.
Mrs Weir, who started at the Pontefract school in 1997, retired on Friday as the children broke up for the Easter holidays.
Pupils presented her with flowers and gifts at a special assembly on her last day.
Mrs Weir, 62, said: “As I retire I would like to thank all our parents, staff, governors and parishioners for their continuing support which is the strength of the school.
“My hope for our children is that they continue to flourish and have the confidence and ability to succeed in the future.
“I call the children ‘shining stars’ and I hope that they remember the values we have taught them and the fun and laughter we have shared.”
Mrs Weir was due to retire at the same time as school senior administrative officer Linda Bramley, who worked at Holy Family for 29 years.
However, Mrs Bramley died from lymphatic leukaemia last month.
Mrs Weir said: “Linda’s life was commendable for her support of all she knew including everyone in our school community.
“She is greatly missed and will never be forgotten.”
Claire Cade, currently at St Malachy’s Catholic Primary School in Huddersfield will be the school’s new headteacher.
She will join after the Easter holiday.