My baby left school today. I don't know what I think about it really, I can't believe that both my children are now past school age, that makes me feel very old.
Here she is ready for her very first day at school, back in September 2002, she'd just turned four in July.
This was taken in September 2009 on her first day at secondary school. I can't believe how she's grown up in the last five years.
Another one for the album, taken this morning on her last day in school. She's glad that she doesn't have to wear a tie any more.
Eleanor's now on study leave, only having to go back in to school when she's got an exam scheduled. She's going back to sixth form in September to take A levels, but I'm sure she'll feel different knowing that she doesn't have to be there and that it's her choice.
Eleanor's had the same form tutor for the full five years she's been at secondary school. When she first started, he got the class to write a letter to themselves which he kept and handed back out to them yesterday.
They were supposed to write about what they liked and what they wanted to do in the future. This is Eleanor's. She only took two of the options she said she would, and she no longer wants to be a fashion designer.
This is what she wrote on the back of her letter.
I did as I was instructed and this is what I found.
Matthew was Eleanor's first boyfriend and they're still good friends, awwwww.
They all signed each other's shirts today, leaving lots of good luck messages for the future.
Eleanor's always loved school so today has been a bit of a wrench. Lots of her friends are going off to different sixth form colleges so it's been a sad day having to say goodbye to them all, but I'm sure the future holds lots of good things for her.