A Golden Year for school
BEACONSFIELD High School is set to celebrate a landmark anniversary with a series of events.
The school, in Wattleton Road, was built on the site of Butlers Court Farm alongside Butlers Court Primary School in order to serve the growing population of the town.
Its first academic term was 1966/67, when 600 pupils attended - a figure which has since grown to more than 1,000.
Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent officially opened the school on October 3 1967 and now a number of events are planned in the forthcoming months to celebrate the golden jubilee year, including an alumnae event on Saturday, September 17 and a music festival, Beckyfest, on Saturday July 15.
Since the school opened, thousands have studied there, and the school has managed to dig out a number of old documents and photos which are being pulled together for a display.
A Facebook page has been created to share information about events for former pupils and staff, and to join in with finding old classmates and teachers, and getting back in touch with old friends.
Chairman of the governors Sarah Kucera said: “The past 18 months has been a time of rapid progress and improvement for our happy and high achieving school.
“Since becoming an academy, we have successfully bid for government funding and through continued generous support we are able to make improvements to the learning environment.
“The current investment plans to create state of the art science labs to inspire teaching and learning is very exciting and part of our aspirational plans to make our school the best it can be to benefit students, staff and school community.”
The school’s art department has also created a 50th anniversary logo, above.