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Celebrating 80 Years

Posted on: March 4th 2019

80 Years on whiteAmery 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.

 

Link to Amery at 80 Facebook Page

 

 

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Following the publication of the Government’s secondary schools’ performance comparison tables, Amery Hill School is celebrating another year of academic success, with students exceeding national progress expectations in the Progress 8 measure for the third consecutive year. Attainment for students is estimated to be within the top 20% of schools nationally this year, with high ability students making better progress than national expectations and the best progress for this group in the school since the Progress 8 measure was introduced.  15% of students achieved at least one Grade 9, a grade deemed to be more challenging than an A*, and 52% of students achieved at least one Grade 9-7 across their chosen GCSE courses. In addition, in the critical core subjects, 30% of students achieved a Grade 7 or higher in their English GCSE with success mirrored in Maths where 28% of students achieved this outcome. Equal success was seen at 9-4 (standard pass) with 82% and 80% of students achieving this important milestone in English and Maths respectively. “These results demonstrate the outstanding quality of education that is being delivered day in and day out at Amery Hill. Students of all abilities make excellent individual progress with more post-16 education choices as a result. The publishing of the Government’s secondary schools’ performance comparison tables places Amery Hill School as one of the top performing schools in Hampshire.” Mr Mann, Headteacher. For more information and to compare these results with other schools, the Government’s secondary schools’ performance comparison tables can be accessed via the following link below Secondary schools' performance comparison tables click hereView Article