25th Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday we celebrated 25 years since the School has been at Hardingstone. The new school was opened by the Queen on 15 October 1992.

The day began with a lunch; over 100 alumnae, former staff, current staff, governors and friends of the school joined us in the Dining Hall for a fizz reception and delicious food. There was a wonderful atmosphere as old friends reminisced, some of whom hadn’t been back to the school for many years. There were big group of alumnae who left in the years 1994- 1999 and some who had left more recently.

After the lunch, the afternoon activities began and many more guests arrived for the afternoon tea. To mark the occasion, a tree was planted in the Cripps Courtyard using the same spade the Queen had used 25 years earlier. Dr Stringer, Headmistress, Mrs Mayne, former Headmistress when we moved to the new site and Mrs Newnham, Chair of Governors, said a few words.

Into the senior hall next for the Mayor to cut the 25th Anniversary cake and a chance to view the archive exhibition, have photos taken, contribute to the ‘My fondest memory from school….’ board and of course chat over cake and tea! It was a memorable afternoon for all who came along.

You can see some photos in our gallery below and the professional photos on the site of Sharon Lewis,  Northampton Wedding and Event Photographer.

See Dr Stringer’s blog here for more about the tree planting and the powerful association of trees with learning.


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