More Burnley and Padiham reception class pictures from years gone by - featuring Ightenhill, Barden and St Leonard's primary schools

Burnley and Padiham’s latest batch of new starters will be taking a break from the playground soon as October half-term comes round.

In November, the Express will be publishing our School Starters supplement featuring photos from a number of schools across the district.

Until then, here’s a look back through our archives at some of the pictures we’ve taken over the years of reception class children during their first days at school.

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