Celebrating 80 YearsPosted on: March 4th 2019
Amery Hill School is looking forward to celebrating its 80th anniversary later this term and has been reflecting on the past eight decades with pride. The Hampshire Herald reported the first day of operation on 17th April 1939 as: “Alton’s new senior mixed council school opened its door to 400 boys and girls of the town and district on Monday. It is an outstanding addition to local education facilities and in future all children will go there instead of staying at the local school all their lives. The new building is of red brick and impressive dimensions. The design, however, merges pleasantly into the landscape. In the middle there is a quadrangle and ranged around the four sides are seven classrooms, science, domestic science, art and woodwork rooms.”
A Facebook page has been set up to celebrate the school's 80th anniversary, @Amery80. It is often said that our school days are our happiest and we hope that this page will provide all past students and staff with the opportunity to share their fondest memories/photographs of Amery Hill School over the last 80 years.
We will be formally celebrating our 80th anniversary with an Open Event for all past students and staff on Wednesday 17th July – more details to follow.