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Founders’ Day Tour and Lunch

Celebrating our 145th birthday with an Old Halfieldian visit.


15 January 2024



Founders’ Day Tour and Lunch


In the run up to celebrating our 145th birthday on Sunday 21st January, we welcomed seven Old Hallfieldians into school for a tour and lunch. Most of our guests hadn’t been back to school since leaving and were very happy to rediscover Hallfield. There was much reminiscing about old haunts that are still familiar parts of the school site.

Amongst the guests was Mr Button, who taught Classics as well as other subjects at Hallfield from 1968-2006. He was joined by his wife Mary (who also taught at the school) and son Tom who attended Hallfield alongside his brothers in the 1980s. Mr Button’s former pupil John Woodhead was delighted to have the opportunity to catch up with his teacher from the 1970s!

The tour finished with school lunch in the Prep Hall and Old Hallfieldians were enthusiastic about new developments to the school that they’d seen on their tour. They were particularly impressed with the transformation of Fishers’ Cottage into Creative Cottage – a unique, cosy and welcoming space for art and reading for our younger pupils.

We love to hear from Old Hallfieldians so if you’d like to share your memories or come back for a school tour, contact Kat de Polo, Alumni and Development Officer on kdepolo@hallfieldschool.co.uk

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