Kaye Blaney deputy headteacher at Manor Primary School, in Uckfield, has left after 32 years.
Farewells were said during a special assembly for Year 6 pupils who are moving on from the school and Mrs Blaney was photographed with the leavers.
Mrs Blaney, helped by Girl of the Year Lauren Longhurst and Boy of the Year Andrew Feist, also released 400 balloons representing all the children in the school.
Thanks to Ron Hill for the pictures. Click on one to scroll through them all.