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OLD SCHOOL: Former Pinner student embarks on mission to discover old school mates

 Published on: 23rd January 2024   |   By: Panayiota Demosthenous   |   Category: Uncategorized

An ex-student from the country’s first-ever purpose-built Sixth Form is looking to reflect on his time at the school with other former pupils.

Laurence Hartwell shared the image of his class at Harrow Junior College, which is now Stanmore College, from 1969, the year it was built. The school was revolutionary to the UK, as it was the first-ever primarily Sixth Form college in the entire country.

In the social media post, Laurence said: “A handful of kids from Pinner and the surrounds took advantage of its broad A Level timetable, its excellent and broadminded non-academic activities where staff were referred to by their first names – unthinkable for sixth forms like Pinner County in those days!

“The previous head of Headstone Lane Sec Modern, John Day was appointed as its first principal and a few staff also followed, notably Aloitius Fergus Thomas who taught biology.

“Would be good to get a roll-call of all the names taken in the summer of 1970, the very first intake and history made…”

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Photo credit: Laurence Hartwell

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