Almost 60 years of Carr Hill...

20 September 2017

In July 1958 Kirkham welcomed royalty when Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent officially opened Carr Hill County Secondary School.There was much pomp and circumstance as the Duchess was formally welcomed and then given the opportunity to peruse the new modern buildings. In its infancy Carr Hill accommodated 450 students in a total of 19 classrooms, including one science lab, a metalwork and a woodwork room.  Over the years we have grown and today there are approximately 1300 students in 50 classrooms, 10 science labs, a multitude of sports facilities including netball courts, an athletics track and a sports dome, dedicated technology and art blocks and an impressive Learning Resource Centre.

Were you there on the day of the opening? Do you have relatives who attended the school in its infancy?  Maybe there are old school photos stored in your attic? Perhaps you were one of the the first students to take your 'O'Levels here back in 1961? We would love to hear your stories and see any photos you may have.

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