In our regular trawl through the archives, we have put together a collection of images from a York school which has been the scene of utter devastation during its history.

The Grade II-listed brick Victorian building that is home to Park Grove School was almost destroyed by a fire which broke out in the early hours of February 28, 1997.

More than 100 firefighters and 23 fire engines battled the blaze which, at the time, was the biggest in the city since York Minster was struck by lightning in 1984.

Nearby residents were evacuated as the fire spread, and the roof of the 226-pupil school collapsed.

Headmaster Andrew Calverley was one of the first on the scene, helping firefighters with vital information.

The cost of the devastation was reported to be around £5 million.

Over the following years Mr Calverley who later retired in 2013 oversaw the rebuilding of the primary school. The pupils were moved to a temporary home at Queen Anne School for two-and-a-half years.

But, as our nostalgic look back demonstrates, there have been lots of reasons to smile for Park Grove pupils, who have thrown themselves into school life, including uplifting fundraisers, such as for victims of the Nepal earthquake, colourful Enterprise Weeks, and imaginative educational activities including the 'urban buzz' garden project.