But before they left primary education, they all posed for one last poignant picture and the Hartlepool Mail was there to record it.
From Rossmere to Rift House and Stranton to St John Vianney, we have it all.
Does this bring back memories of your little ones as they moved up to the Big School?
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1. Such a smart line-up at St John Vianney
School leavers at St John Vianney 14 years ago. Recognise anyone?
2. Great times in Greatham
One last photo for these students at Greatham Primary School.
3. Wonderful at West Park
Year 6 leavers at West Park Primary in 2007. Does this bring back poignant memories?
4. Recognise anyone at Rossmere?
Primary school leavers at Rossmere in 2007. Is there a familiar face in this line-up?