Toynbee School History

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School Log Books: A History of Toynbee written by Mr Hinves

Book 1         1929 – 1946

Book 2         1946 – 1962

Book 3         1962 – 1981

Book 4         1981 – 1988

There are also a few references that I used in History Lessons at Toynbee from the Chamberlayne Road Girls School logbooks.  These books were deposited at the Record Office in Winchester when the school amalgamated with Toynbee. I have shown these in Italics and in brackets.


The Toynbee School Log Books are four handwritten volumes of day-to-day diary events which in themselves seem of little consequence as we look back at individual entries. The Head teacher wrote up the logbooks with occasional pages written by the deputy head teachers during periods of absence or between Head teachers. There are diverse references to visitors and inspections, health and school visits, curriculum and staffing, sport and drama productions and music; occasionally there are disciplinary matters for staff and pupils. Often they are passing references without explanation. However, we can get a view of the school and its character and of the Head teachers from their writing.  They also set, very often, the school in a national and occasionally in an international context. It is interesting to note that Toynbee is still continually evolving and the Head teachers are still continually dealing with the same issues of reorganisation to keep up with changing circumstances. Change is not just a feature of education in the modern state.


The schools in Eastleigh were reorganised in 1927-8 and the new Toynbee School opened at 9am on the 2nd September 1929 as Eastleigh’s Senior Boy’s School with 262 boys aged 11 to 14 with Mr W. Lawson Mackay as interim Headmaster assisted by 6 teachers. Among the staff were Mr J. Judd, Mr F Reveley, Mr R Charlton, Mr V. Holloway, Mr W Smith who were all certificated teachers and Mr T Smith who was uncertificated. The boys had been at the Derby Road School and continued there until the new Leigh Road building opened in 1932.  {Derby Road School became Barton Peveril School Grammar School. Girls were educated at the Chamberlayne Road Senior Girls School, Chamberlayne Road, Eastleigh. Its school opened when the Headmistress, Miss K Brine transferred from Derby Road School with staff and 294 girls to the new buildings. On the 18th December 1931 Miss Brine resigned and Miss Ethel Singleton was appointed as acting Headmistress until finally Miss F Nobbs was appointed on 1st March 1932.}


Toynbee school’s popularity became apparent and within a few weeks an extra class was added and 279 boys were on roll. 

Class sizes were large all over 40 and class 4 had 78 pupils making a total of 336 boys on April 1st 1930. This date is also significant because the teachers began to specialise in teaching particular subjects eg Mr Bullock taught History, English and Physical Training.  This internal organisation was as a result of the appointment of the first permanent Head teacher Mr R. Page on 13th January 1930.  He remained at Toynbee until retirement on 16th December 1949.


It is also interesting that evening classes were held at the school for older people and a reference is made of some graffiti written by an 18 year old on the toilet walls. On May 6th the first school visit was made when the 4th Year boys went on a tour of the ‘Majestic’ in Southampton docks and June 17th further work experience took place when the boys visited the Locomotive Works. The Loco works was a major employer and was a regular venue for 4th Year visits. On July 10th the first reference is made to testing when Otis Intelligence Tests were set to the 11 year olds. Health and cleanliness was also important and there are many references to ‘offices were inspected’ and the ‘caretaker asked to scrub the toilet seats’ in addition the boys were shown films about ‘health and cleanliness’.


The Log Books also show the state of the economy when on 2nd November 1931 a circular was received in the school of an Order-in-Council that salaries of staff would be reduced by 10%.


Jobs were obviously important and On December 15th 1931 the caretaker fell dead of heart failure and the Head teacher writes that his family has been deputed to carry out his work until the end of the year.


On 4th January 1932 the school opened at its Leigh Road new building although it would shortly be given the address of Toynbee Road opposite the entrance to the new police station. Toynbee Road was named after Arnold Toynbee, the Economic and Social Historian of the mid Victorian period who coined such famous phrases as ‘Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder’ and made popular the term ‘Industrial Revolution’.


Toynbee School was fed by 4 Junior Schools. It consisted of 9 classrooms, a hall/gymnasium, a science laboratory and 2 handicraft rooms. It was brick built in an ‘H’ shape with a barrel vaulted ceiling of an assembly hall later fitted out with wall bars as a gymnasium.  There is a small playing field on the site as well as a school garden. The land bordering on Leigh Road before the houses were built was a waste land and the local papers were concerned with its appearance in the early 30s.


Toynbee’s staff consisted of a Headmaster and twelve Assistant teachers and 397 boys organised into 10 classes. It says the school has three streams and a small class for ‘retarded’ boys. The numbers of boys who complete a 4th Year was negligible.


The school was built to serve the growing town which now was almost 40 years old and had become a nationally important railway town. 


On April 1st 1935 there were 496 boys on roll. Besides the classes that the school used it was also organised into an house system that the school used. There were four houses: Barton, Hampton, Leigh and Winton which remained in place until the Year system took its place in the mid 1970s.


On 21st January 1936 reference was made of an announcement given at prayers that HM the King had died (King George V). In 1936 the town received its charter as a Borough from the new king Edward VIII and on 22nd December 1936 the Mayor of Eastleigh visited the school to present commemorative medals for Incorporation.

No mention is made of the Abdication of Edward VIII in December 1936. Though a reference does appear of a holiday for the coronation and half term on the 11th May 1937.


Other National events are reflected in entries about the deepening political crisis. On 12th October 1938 the newly formed ARP sent one of its wardens to call at the school to ask for use of the Science Room on weekday evenings. (Neville Chamberlain had signed the Munich Agreement on 29th September 1938).


On 9th May 1939 a representative from the Architects Department visited the school to peg out the sites for the Air Raid Shelters.


On September 1st 1939 the staff of the school reported for billeting duty. This was the first day of the major evacuation of children from at risk areas to safer towns and villages in Britain. On the 4th Mr Page met Mr AA Kemp, Head teacher from Clarence Senior Boys School, Gosport to discuss the education of the evacuees. The extra stock needed for the evacuees arrived on the 18th September.  On 29th September 1939 the staff assembled to decide on a possible date for reopening which happened on 2nd October.  The first shelter drill is recorded on 3rd October.


The boys were placed on half-day education after 1939. The number on roll in October 1939 was 382 mornings (Eastleigh boys) and 387 afternoons (Gosport boys). There are many recorded examples of Shelter and gas mask drills. Evacuating classrooms to the air-raid shelters took about 2 minutes once the air raid warning siren was heard. {At Chamberlayne Road School evacuees also were arriving in September/October 1939. There were 59 girls from Brockhurst SG, Gosport Central and Privett Schools, 4 from Portsmouth, 2 from London and 4 private evacuees. The total number of girls taught at the school at this time was 409. Miss Nobbs writes in her log book that the total number of child hours spent in air raid shelters for the two weeks ending 6th December 1940 was 2,149.35 ie 13.5%. An interesting entry made in the girl’s school log book on 13th December 1940 is that the Eastleigh Town Hall wanted help with making out ration books. With the consent of the Education Office in Winchester 12 girls from 4C were sent to the Town Hall to help.}


Gradually the younger male teachers were called into the armed services and their places were taken by women teachers, who although married, were allowed, in the emergency, to come back into teaching. 

Many air-raid warning sirens were heard on many days in July 1940 each lasting for about 30 minutes before the all clear sounded.  On several days in August 1940 gunfire was heard. These evacuations to the shelters lasted for many months through into 1942. On 10th September 1940 one teacher was recorded as acting as escort for overseas evacuation.


There is an intriguing entry on 13th February 1941 when two new keys were supplied after the caretaker’s original was lost following enemy action.


There were no logbook entries from the 18th to the 30th June 1942. Then on the 30th the headmaster writes that on the night of the 21-22nd June the school was damaged by a bomb which landed on the art rooms (the northern wing of the school). Many pupils had to have their education in other halls in the town including the Working Men’s Club, Bishopstoke School, and Baptist Hall etc. The school logbook records how the children moved the desks and chairs.


On the 11th September 1944 the head records that school meals began and on 15th September 1944 the school was closed for the potato holiday. 


On 5th December 1944 an army officer and a policeman spoke to the boys about explosives.


The school was closed on 8th and 9th May 1945 for the celebration of Victory in Europe and the school began to return to normal, though for many of the boys remembering the routine of pre war Britain must have difficult. However, on 14th June the blackout was removed.


On 5th July 1945 the school was closed for the General Election that eventually returned labour with a large majority and ushered in a period of Austerity but also the beginnings of the Welfare State.


Following the war the teachers began to return to their old jobs eg 24th September 1945 Squadron Leader Vine resumed duty as assistant teacher. On the 1st November 1945 Captain A Carter resumed duty and the female teachers were gradually moved to other schools.


The winter of 1946/7 was extremely difficult ‘Very cold and snowy: attendance low about 70% and Electricity cut off.  ‘Eastleigh Weekly’ of 1932 makes a big play of the modern oil boilers in the school, however, temperatures were for a long period below 40F in the ‘Big Freeze’.’ On 31st January when only 85 boys turned up they were sent home again.


On 19th November 1947 the school was closed for the Royal Wedding.

Temporary accommodation, a feature of Toynbee School for many years began on the 6th May 1949 when HORSA huts came into use.

The Head teacher Mr Page retired on 16th December 1949 and Mr S.D. Bowler became the head teacher on the 1st May 1950. After five years he moved on to Testwood School where he was appointed as Head teacher. Obviously he was well respected and began many new innovations in the school including in the arts and drama. He was given a gold wristwatch by the students and staff on 22nd December 1955 and handed the school over to Mr Holloway who was his deputy. In 1952 following an HMI inspection the school was said to be, ’lively, good and happy.’

Among the visits and visitors to the school there is one entry about the visit of an army Captain who spoke to the boys about National Service.

The school also had a troop of Air Scouts.


On 2nd – 3rd June 1953 the school was closed for two days for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The school had been working hard rehearsing a pageant that was performed in the Guildhall with many of the school present. On the 18th June the whole school was taken to the Regal Cinema, in Market Street to watch a new coloured film of the Coronation


It was quite interesting to note how long repairs after the war took as on 9th March 1955 2 County Architect staff visited to survey the site of the bomb damaged wing. On July 4th 1955 the Governors were shown the suggested alterations to the proposed plans for restoring the bomb-damaged wing of the school. On 2nd July 1956 the ‘builders arrived to start work on repairing the effects of enemy action from the night of 21st June 1942.’


Mr C. Hartnup took over as Headmaster on 2nd May 1955 and remained at the school until 1971. At the start of the new school year in September 1955 Mr Hartnup records that there are 454 boys on roll and 8 are on holiday. There are 14 classes. 

On 19th December 1955 boys of Toynbee School were performing ‘The Creation’ at the town Hall that was performed again in 1986.


In September 1956 the school had grown to a 4-stream school throughout. There are 16 classes and two extra staff without groups to teach the 449 pupils on roll.


The boys were obviously taught about International political events. On the 22nd November 1956 the boys presented £42 collected for the Hungarian Relief Fund following the Hungarian Rising.


Modern creature comforts gradually became available when in 1957 hot water was now provided in 4 taps in the toilets!


War damage was not just about buildings for there is also a reference that a teacher had a fit at school and was taken to hospital the Head recorded that there was a history of fits from the war when he was trapped in a bombed house in Plymouth.


In 1958 the school continued to grow and two extra rooms were required. In the event the new first year was 179 boys compared with 128 last September. In total the roll was 533 boys. The following year the roll had risen to 556 boys. And in September 1960 it was 593 with 23 staff. In the Christmas holidays 1959 another two classrooms (terrapin huts) are erected.


Among other royal events was a day closure for Princess Margaret’s wedding6th May 1960.

On October 15th 1962 the Chief Education Officer of Hampshire addressed the staffs of Chamberlayne Girls School and the Toynbee Road Boys School about the planned changes that would bring co-education and the merger of the two schools. Opportunities were found to engage the girls from Chamberlayne Road School and Toynbee’s boys in meetings, talks and film shows. The two schools also combined for a stage performance of ‘Twelfth Night’.


An Inspection held in 1962 reported that the buildings of the school were not good enough, but found the ‘living school to be very satisfactory’.

The Headteacher and Governor’s had reservations about the reorganisation of the secondary schools and expressed those at a meeting 18 March 1963. A particular problem was the crossing of Leigh Road between the two schools. In addition adequate equipment had to be provided and no male teachers should be asked to leave. On February 14th 1964 plans that had been prepared to alter the two school buildings for co-education. On 26th February 1964 Miss B. Taverner was appointed Senior Mistress to begin next term.

29th July 1964 ‘the last day of the Toynbee Boys School’. There was a ceremony in the playground. ‘The staff’ the log books record ‘is very tired after all the work done to prepare for the new organisation’.

8th September 1964 the new coeducational Toynbee School opens with 25 teachers who were spread between the two school buildings with mixed classes except 5A, 5B and 4D that are boys only. A dedication service was held the Parish Church on the 9th.

The original staff includes one recently appointed woman, however, among the new teachers were three more women staff.

The first and Second years were to be housed in the annex. The school had its own full time lollypop man to see the children across Leigh Road as they moved from Toynbee Road to the annexes. He was employed until 1973 and was a major reason for the safety and success of the amalgamation. The main road was very busy and dangerous yet he managed the Leigh Road crossing outside the Police Station for many years.


A special mention in the logbook on June 18th 1966 records that ‘Mr Waite suffered a final heart attack. Mr Waite was the first of the original staff Toynbee staff to pass away, having given loyal service to the school since 1932 in this one school.’


15 July 1966 The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Eastleigh and the gym club under Mr Lodge gave a display. They were presented to the Queen.


10th September 1968, out line plans are heard for the first time of the reorganisation to a comprehensive system in September 1973 or 1974.

There were obviously other wider concerns because on the 17th the head teacher meets senior council chief officers to discuss the running down of Toynbee and the problem of Baddesley children who had been bussed to Toynbee for many years.

Following several reorganisational and personnel issues Mr Hartnup decided to retire and on May 28th 1971 interviews for a new Head were held.  It is also interesting that the interviewees were also shown round North End School. So the moves for the reorganisation for Raising of the School Leaving Age and Comprehensive Education were already well advanced. North End and Toynbee were to get new schools in Chandlers Ford and Toynbee would have the North End buildings until their new school was completed.


Mr Protheroe was appointed as the new Head teacher following the interviews and took up his post on 1st September 1971. 

Mr Protheroe again visited North End so that he could look at Toynbee’s future premises. ROSLA was taking up a lot of time with various meetings in all the local Secondary Schools.

When School opened on 4th September 1972 there were many new members of staff as the school now had 686 pupils.

At the end of the Summer Term 1973 the school closed on the 17th July and then spent 5 days packing up ready for its move to the North End building where it would remain for 3 years until its new school on Oakmount was completed. It was to be known as The Toynbee School and have a comprehensive intake. The Toynbee Road site was an annexe. There were now 43 teachers. Year 7, the first comprehensive intake was 200 pupils. The full school now approached 800 pupils.

In September 1974 there were 850 pupils and 48 staff. Mrs Lay was appointed as second Mistress in October 1974 and Miss Tavener retired at the end of term.

21st May 1975 the head called a meeting of staff to produce a newspaper/magazine that was to be called ‘Arnold’. This magazine continued for several years.

2nd September 1975 the school opened with 920 on roll with 49 staff. 

Considerable discussions took place about the new school and the cutback of facilities and the loss of Phase 3 building of general-purpose classrooms that had been promised. Eventually to cover the unexpected growth in school numbers the County were to erect 10 temporary classrooms and a small planned extension to the craft block.

In 1977 Mr James, the deputy Head, was successful in his application for a Headship and Mrs Lay was appointed as Deputy Head.  Mr Lawson was appointed as Second Master. He came from Mountbatten School.

The second move was an even more difficult affair than the first move in 1973 and took longer.

The total staff in September 1977 was 60 with a school roll of 1100. The Annexe was still used for a time. 

Eventually Toynbee Road was released to the original Eastleigh school begun in 1868 ie the Crescent and the North End building became the County Fire Head Quarters. Chamberlain Girls School eventually became Norwood Primary School.

September 1978 the school roll was now 1200 pupils and 64 staff. In September 1979 the Head says that because of strikes in the National Press he has been unable to appoint fully and spent weeks appointing temporary staff to cover classes.

From time to time there were bomb warnings, perhaps reflecting the uncertainty of the situation in Northern Ireland and the bombings that took place on the mainland. One such was 19th September 1979, which caused a full evacuation and attendance of fire and police.  It was treated very seriously but was in the end was shown to be a hoax.


September 1980 opened with a school roll of 1261 and 65 teachers. 

10th November 1980 a group of staff and parents met to discuss the formation of Parent Teacher Association. Over the following years many events were held which raised money and provided another avenue for communication between home and school. The rapid expansion of the school left many of the systems stretched to the limit. However changing the system to a Year system seemed to give more control.


24th July 1981 Mr EP Martin retired after 32 years at the school.

Crestwood School on the Boyatt estate opened this September and as a result Toynbee’s intake was down to 135 and a total roll of 1130 pupils at the school. There are 62 teachers.


September 1982 the staffing is 57 and the numbers on roll are 1040.

September 1983 staffing is 960 and staffing was 52.


14th May 1984 Mrs M Watling died. She had given valuable service to Toynbee for 15 years. Sadly she was the first of 5 well-respected teachers who died in the next few years.


The effects of the new school, Crestwood, were obvious by September 1984 where staffing was down to 47 and some redundancies of staff were managed by the Head.


In the evening of the 6th May 1985 a major fire occurred. Three fire appliances extinguished the blaze and the police were in attendance. There were three places where fires had been started but the worst damage occurred to Room 28. The school opened as usual on the 7th May with the 2nd year using the dining hall for registration and many room changes to deal with the non-availability of rooms in the Maths/Science block. The police decided that arson was suspected and interviewed a number of students. However, comparing his handwriting left on a wall with an old exercise book eventually caught the arsonist. The perpetrator was a boy who had previously left school. Meetings began immediately to decide on how to clean up and restore the school. 


The 1980s were a major period of worker unrest in Britain and even our school reflected the unhappiness. September 1985, because of Teachers’ Union action term did not begin with its usual staff meeting. There are several references to Union action this year. Mr M Martin has taken early retirement because of ill health. He had been at Toynbee since 1949 and had risen to become Senior Teacher and Head of the Upper School. He also wrote the timetable several years. He died in January and many staff attended his funeral on 27th January 1986.


It became clear that the Headmaster was also suffering with ill health and the deputy head, Mrs Lay after January 6th 1986, writes up the logbook. Mr Protheroe died on 6th July 1986. The logbook says ‘he was a very caring man and will be sadly missed’

Mrs Lawson announced the death of the Head master at a concert that was given by pupils from Kornwestheim exchange group and Toynbee choirs at The Turner Simms Concert Hall at Southampton University.

September 1986 shows a staffing of 44 with 195 pupils in the new first year.

Mrs Beryl Lay was acting head teacher from May 1986 to April 1987 and brought in some new organisation to keep up with rapidly changing educational world. A new management team of Mrs Lay, Mr Lawson Mr Dalton and Mr Hinves met from September onwards.

Mrs Jean O’Reilly, interviewed 5th December 1986 and in post from April 27th 1987 to 1996. The logbooks are not written up after 1988. It was during this period important changes were made which fully created a comprehensive school. However, another popular teacher and the man who introduced computer studies and computers in the administration of the school, Mr David Ambridge, died in post.  He also created the school timetables for several years.



Mr David Jones was Head teacher from 1996 to 2008. 

The two deputies at Toynbee at the time of his appointment were Mr P Munday and Mr R Lawson. Sadly Mr Lawson died in post a year later, but Mr Munday went on to be Head teacher at Crestwood in 1997. Mr J de Susmarez became deputy head and after a short spell went on to be Head teacher at Harestock in Winchester.  Miss Derryn Stonestreet, deputy head teacher for 23 years from 1997 - 2020, had two years of Acting Head teacher in 2007 and 2008 during Mr Jones' illness that eventually led to his early retirement. She took over the school timetable and oversaw the building of the new FIlm Suite at Toynbee which contained a radio station, editing suite and mac studio.

Mr Longden took up his appointment as Headteacher in Jan 2009




Table 1:       List of Head Teachers

Mr W. Lawson Mackay as interim Headmaster 1928 -1929

Mr R. Page 1929 - 1949.

Squadron Leader S.D. Bowler 1950 - 1955. 

Mr C. Hartnup 1955 - 1971

Mr Protheroe 1971 - 1986 

Mrs Beryl Lay was acting head teacher from May 1986 to April 1987.

Mrs Jean O’Reilly 1987 - 1996.

Mr David Jones  1996 - 2008

Miss Derryn Stonestreet (Hinks) was acting headteacher Sept 2007 - Dec 2008

Mr Matthew Longden Jan 2009 -


Table 2:       Deputy Head teachers and senior teachers

Mr Revely (principle Assistant) 1928 - 1952

Mr V. Holloway 1952 – 1963

Mr J Roberts 1963 – 1970

Miss Taverner (Senior Mistress) 1964 - 1974

Mr D. James 1970 – 1977

Mr M Martin (Senior Teacher) 1973 - 1985

Mrs B Lay 1977 - ….

Mr R Lawson 1977 – died in post

Mr P Munday

Mr J de Suamarez

Miss D Stonestreet (Hinks)

Table 3:       Teaching Staff

There are various lists of staff in the Log Books usually shown at the start of the school year.


Mr J. Judd, Mr F Reveley, Mr R Charlton, Mr V. Holloway, Mr W Smith, and Mr T Smith.


Mr J Burden, Mr F Lodge


Mr M Brooks, Mr L. Betty, Mr Gilbert


Mr Millen, Mr Holloway, Mr Waite, Mr Crossley, Mr Carter, Mr ME Martin, Mr Richardson, Mr Potter, Mr Hambling, Mr Lodge, Mr Betty, Mr Pretty, Mr Vine, Mr Brooks, Mr EP Martin, Mr Carr and MrTollerton.


Mr Millen, Mr Bisson, Miss Tavener, Mr ME Martin, Mr Lodge, Mr EP Martin, Mr Waite, Mr Carter, Mr Carr, Mr Gallagher, Mr Richardson, Mr Burrows, Mr Blakemore, Mr Wiseman, Mr Betty, Mr Wye, Mr Hailwood, Mr Gellender, Mrs Antrell, Mrs Savage, Mrs Wright, Mr Gallagher, Mr Smith


Mr Barnard


Staff in 1969


5a Miss Taverner, 5b Mr Lodge, 4a Mr Burrows, 4b Miss Clarke, 4c Mr Carr, 4L Mr E Martin, 3a Mr Millen, 3b1 Mr Handford, 3b2 Mr Smith,. 3c Miss Lovelock, 3d Mr Richardson, 2a Mrs Carter, 2b1 Mr Barnard, 2b2 Miss Traynier, 2c Mrs Watling, 2d Mr Betty, 1a Mr Wye, 1b1 Mr Sanders, 1b2 Mrs Elton, 1c Mr Gellender, 1d Mrs Antell.

New Teaching Staff in 1969

Miss Johns, Mr Sanders, Mrs Breakwell, Mrs Elton, Mr Graham, Miss K Clarke

New Staff in 1970

Mr D James deputy Head, Mrs E Bowman, Miss Szezetnikowitcz, Mr R Manchester, Mr Tosdevin,

New Staff in 1971

Miss Bainton, Mr Cronin, Mr Dalton, Mrs Diffey, Mrs Green, Miss Murdoch, Mrs Pond and Mrs Thomas.

New Staff in 1972

Miss J Crossman, Mrs J Drabble, Mr G Hinves, Miss J Howard, Mr S Styles, Mrs E Syme, Mr J Vaughan, Mrs A Warren, Mrs M Gadsby, Mlle J Silvestre.

New Staff in 1973

Mrs M Beatson, Miss S Dawe, Mrs S Dollin, Mr J Howell, Mrs J Nutbeam, Mr S Parker, Miss Grainger, Mrs M Southwell.  

New Staff in 1974

Mr T Craver, Mr D Kingston, Mrs J Matthews, Mrs B Norman, Miss V Ronane, Mrs S Tomkinson, Mrs C Winter, Mr J Sanders.

New Staff in 1975

Mr L Baker, Miss A Davies, Mrs H du Rose, Miss H Ford, Mrs M Hellyer, Mr M Holloway, Mrs C Scott, Mr A Stocker

New Staff in 1977

Mrs Daen-Smith, Miss M Grainger, Mr W Humble, Miss P Jones, Mr P Le Chieminant, Miss S Marrison, Mrs J Parr.

New Staff in 1978

Miss Burkley, Miss Domanska, Mrs Green, Miss Jacnik, Miss Morgan, Mr Woodthorpe, Miss Morgan.

New Staff in 1979

Mr D Ambridge, Miss J Hughes, Mrs C Miles, Mr R Sims. 

New Staff in 1980

Mr N Fleeman, Miss S Harvey, Mrs A Hunt, Mrs J O’Neill

New Staff in 1986

Mrs Wilkinson, Mr Fraser, Mrs Sekree, Mr J Day



Drama/Music shows

Mostly staged by Mr and Mrs Dalton and Miss Grainger

‘Wizard of Oz’ 1984

The Kornwestheim Concert at Turner Sims Hall 1986

Choirs gave a superb rendering of two anthems at the Baptist Church to celebrate 50th anniversary of Eastleigh’s incorporation 1986

‘Oliver’ 1986

‘Bugsy Malone'‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘The Gothic Experience’ 1987

In 1988 Armada Day was organized by Mrs Dalton and Mr Hinves and first, second and third pupils were off timetable all day celebrating the anniversary. Lots of Tudor activities took place in the morning and a re-enactment with all of the Third year in the Sports Hall in the afternoon. (There was a cast of 294 students as well as a professional actress who took the part of Queen Elizabeth I).



Various Hampshire School Cruises on the SS Nevassa and SS Uganda visiting many exotic destinations including Cairo, Crete, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Alhambra, Delphi, Athens, Dubrovnik, Venice and Pompeii

The 1980 Cricket Tour to St. Lucia in the West Indies organised after a massive fund raising organisation and led by Mr Manchester and Mr Mansell. The highlight was when they played the National Team in a two-day match in the National Stadium in St. Lucia and drew.

Bi-annual Educational Year Group tours to Normandy, Brittany, Paris and Brussels led by Mr Hinves, Mr Manchester and Mr Ambridge.

Language Exchange tours to Kornwestheim 1985, Villeneuve St. George and Spain organised by Mr Craver, Miss Clarke, Mrs Diffey, Mr Thomas.

Battlefield Tours to Ypres for many years between 1984 to the present organised by Mr Hinves and later Mrs Richardson.

Eastleigh Magistrates Court and the Crown Court in Winchester was a regular annual day visit for the Politics Group organised by Mr Hinves from 1974.

Theatre visits were regular termly occasions led by Mr Dalton & Mrs Azor

Stratford residentials from 1998 - 2009 led by Miss Stonestreet 

The American Exchange initiated by Mr Susmarez and then led by Miss Hiscock, Miss Stonestreet & Mr Green

Ski Trips to France