Eldon Grove Academy, in Hartlepool, invited youngsters and their relatives to enter The Great Eldon Grove Bake Off with the resulting creations served at a coffee afternoon.
The event, which ended with a mammoth cake sale, was the first event in school since before the pandemic and raised more than £1,100 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Headteacher Christian Park explained it was important for the school and community to be able to come together again, adding: "The school community has really come together, in force, since school reopened at the start of September. There is a real sense of community spirit and togetherness here."
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The school is part of Extol Trust, whose chief executive Julie Deville said that the event highlighted the power and importance of working in partnership with families and communities.
More events are planned across the school’s academic year.