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Westfield Legacy Project 2015

  • Yeovil School opened this year

    Yeovil School opened this year
    Yeovil School was founded by John Aldridge in Clarence Street, Yeovil.
  • Yeovil National School Opens c1870

    Yeovil National School Opens c1870
    In April 1846 the first National Day School for the education of children of poor parents "in the principles of the Church of England". The school was built in Huish on a garden plot (next to the Calvinist Burial Ground that gave the area at the top of Huish the name 'Paradise' - now under Tesco's car park). (Source Bob Osborn)
  • Yeovil School moved to Kingston & renamed Kingston School in this year

    Yeovil School moved to Kingston & renamed Kingston School in this year
  • Mr Alfred Aldridge became Headmaster of Kingston School following his father's retirement.

    Mr Alfred Aldridge became Headmaster of Kingston School following his father's retirement.
  • Yeovil High School for Girls founded by Henry Cobb

    Yeovil High School for Girls founded by Henry Cobb
    Yeovil Girls High School founded by Henry Cobb. His daughter, Fanny Cobb, is Headmistress
  • Miss Fanny Cobb became Headmistress of Yeovil High (daughter of Henry Cobb)

    Miss Fanny Cobb became Headmistress of Yeovil High (daughter of Henry Cobb)
    1891 - July 1924
  • Yeovil High moved to new school building in a new development, The Park

    Yeovil High moved to new school building in a new development, The Park
    45 The Park, 1895 - 1959
  • Rev'd A.W. Batchelor became Headmaster of Kingston School

    Rev'd A.W. Batchelor became Headmaster of Kingston School
  • Mr Frank Rudd became Headmaster of Kingston School

  • Kingston School renamed Yeovil County School this year

    Kingston School renamed Yeovil County School this year
  • Mr J.W. Pearson became Headmaster of Yeovil County School

  • Yeovil County School renamed Yeovil School

    Yeovil County School renamed Yeovil School
  • Old Yeovilians Association formed by Mr Pearson

  • Miss M.M. Bone became Headmistress of Yeovil High

    September 1924 - December 1943
  • Yeovil School moved to Mudford Road site (now College Green housing development).

    Yeovil School moved to Mudford Road site (now College Green housing development).
  • Summerleaze Park Secondary Modern opens

    Summerleaze Park Secondary Modern opens
    Opening Ceremony held on 12 May 1939
  • Mr T Hunneyball appointed Headmaster of Summerleaze Park Secondary Modern

    February 1939 - February 1955
  • Mr Arthur Thompson became Headmaster of Yeovil School

  • Miss M.A. Scott became Headmistress of Yeovil High

    January 1944 - July 1947
  • Miss K.E.M. Drury became Acting Head of Yeovil High

    Autumn term 1947
  • Miss B. Jackson became Headmistress of Yeovil High

    January 1948 - July 1958
  • Yeovil High school 45 The Park Early 1950s

    Yeovil High school 45 The Park Early 1950s
  • Westfield Junior and Infants School Built (Current Lower school Building)

    Westfield Junior and Infants School Built (Current Lower school Building)
  • Mr G Nesbit appointed Headmaster of Summerleaze Park Secondary Modern

    Mr G Nesbit appointed Headmaster of Summerleaze Park Secondary Modern
    1956 - October 1983
  • National School 1956

    National School 1956
  • Miss K.E.M. Drury became Acting Head of Yeovil High

    Autumn Term 1958
  • Miss Kennedy became Headmistress of Yeovil High

    January 1959 - July 1959.
    Miss Kennedy oversaw the move to the new building on Stiby Road. She unfortunately died after two terms in charge.
  • Yeovil Girls High School Moves to Stiby Road

    Yeovil Girls High School Moves to Stiby Road
    Teacher's dream comes true
    Three hundred girls move on Monday into a school that Yeovil has been waiting 30 years for. It is the three-storied ultra-modern Yeovil Girls High School at Stiby Road. Costing £108,000, it ranks as Somerset's most up-to-date school, and is the first grammar school to be built in the county for over 20 years.
  • Miss K.E.M. Drury became Acting Head of Yeovil High

    September 1959 - July 1960
  • Yeovil High School For Girls Staff early 1060s

    Yeovil High School For Girls Staff early 1060s
  • Miss L.C. Hollander became Headmistress of Yeovil High

    September 1960 - December 1971
  • Mr Sidney Johnson became Headmaster of Yeovil School

  • National School 1965

    National School 1965
  • Mr Maurice Issac became Headmaster of Yeovil School

  • Planning Map 1968

    Planning Map 1968
  • Mr John Fordham became Acting Headmaster

  • Summerleaze Park Winter Sports Trip Austria 1971

    Summerleaze Park Winter Sports Trip Austria 1971
  • Mrs J. Ridge became Acting Head of Yeovil High

    January - July 1972
  • Mr Neville Burbridge became Headmaster of Yeovil School & Yeovil High (also Headmaster designate of Westfield)

  • Mr R.D Greaves appointed Acting Head of Summerleaze Park Secondary Modern

    October 1973 - August 1974 (until merger to become Westfield)
  • Westfield Comprehensive created

    Yeovil School, Yeovil High School & Summerleaze Park Secondary Modern merge to become Westfield Comprehensive School on Stiby Road former site of Yeovil High (upper school) & Westfield Juniors (lower school).
  • Mr Neville Burbridge, Headmaster of Westfield Comprehensive

  • Boys build extension to Technology Block March 1975

    Boys build extension to Technology Block March 1975
  • Prince Philip visit June / July 1981?

    Prince Philip visit June / July 1981?
    Not much is known about this photo. It shows Prince Philip and a boy wearing a Westfield uniform ( Note the 'flaming W' school badge!) along with other pupils who may or may not be from other schools. It is hard to place where the photo was taken. The computer is certainly a very early model!!!
    If anyone can add any information please contact us at the school or add a comment.
  • Miss Jacqueline Tonge became Headmistress of Westfield

    Miss Jacqueline Tonge became Headmistress of Westfield
  • Ex pupil is youngest fatality in falkland's war.

    Ex pupil is youngest fatality in falkland's war.
    Ex Westfield pupil Ian Scrivens becomes youngest of The Falkland's War's dead heroes, aged just 17 Years and 10 Months.
  • Scrivens Trophy

    Scrivens Trophy
    Parents of Falklands War Hero Ian Scrivens present a trophy in his memory to the school. It has beeen presented to a deserving student each year since then.
  • New Drama and Music Building Opened

    New Drama and Music Building Opened
    The new Drama and Music building was named The Flecher Centre - in memory of the School's former Head of Languages Tony Fletcher who had died recently.
  • Once In Every Lifetime. 1985?

    Once In Every Lifetime. 1985?
  • Mr Stephen Walker became Headteacher of Westfield

    Mr Stephen Walker became Headteacher of Westfield
  • Fire in classroom

    Fire in classroom
    The incident happened at Westfield Community School in a portable classroom on the site during the previous weekend. Youngsters of all ages at this time were regularly hanging around the buildings out of school hours. The blaze was brought under control by three fire appliances. The classroom was in the process of being converted into a library and a reading room. This blaze follows another blaze 2 months earlier in which two classrooms were destroyed when gas cyclinders exploded.
  • New school Uniform Introduced

    New school Uniform Introduced
    Following consultations with students a new school uniform was introduced, replacing the previous choice of grey / blue or black combinations. The new uniform, which was voted in by pupils, was black trousers / skirts / jumpers with white shirts and uniform ties. Girls had the option not to wear a tie only if they wore a regulation short sleeved open neck blouse.
    The photograph from the school prospectus that year shows some of the first year group to wear the new uniform.
  • Old Time Music Hall

    Old Time Music Hall
  • Why Choose Westfield Poster 1992

    Why Choose Westfield Poster 1992
  • Heart and Sole Event 1993

    Heart and Sole Event 1993
  • Poetry Please Dec 1993

    Poetry Please Dec 1993
  • Oliver

    Oliver
  • Oliver Programme cover and main cast list

    Oliver Programme cover and main cast list
  • Machine Knitting and Knitwear Course

    Machine Knitting and Knitwear Course
    As part of Westfield Community Schools Community Campus evening course students were awarded certificates at the end of a 2 year course in Machine Knitting and Knitwear.
  • Famous Rugby Player Guest Speaker at GCSE Awards

    Famous Rugby Player Guest Speaker at GCSE Awards
    Jeremy Guscott, Bath and England rugby star was the guest speaker at Westfield Community School GCSE presentation evening.
  • Under 15 Hockey Team win South Somerset Hockey Finals.

    Under 15 Hockey Team win South Somerset Hockey Finals.
    Westfield School win South Somerset under 15 Hockey Finals without conceding a goal.
  • Rumplestiltskin

    Rumplestiltskin
    An original performance based on the fairy tale written and composed by Drama and Music staff.
  • Megafun with Computers

    Megafun with Computers
  • 24 Hour Sponsored Sports Event

    24 Hour Sponsored Sports Event
    A 24 hour sponsored sports event took place to raise money for a new school minibus.
  • Oh What A Lovely War

    Oh What A Lovely War
  • Oh What a Lovely War

    Oh What a Lovely War
  • Netballers win South Somerset League

    Netballers win South Somerset League
  • Westfield Carol Service

    Westfield Carol Service
  • Westfield Carol Service 1997

    Westfield Carol Service 1997
  • New Westfield Community School logo introduced during 1997/98 school year

    New Westfield Community School logo introduced during 1997/98 school year
    Rose - from part of the original seal of Yeovil (dates from 14th Century)
    Wessex Wyvern (2 legged dragon with a barbed tail) - from Yeovil School's badge & a symbol of Somerset
    Golden Horse - from Yeovil High School for Girls' badge
    The Shield - a replica of the Summerleaze Park School's badge
  • Our Day Out. 1999?

    Our Day Out. 1999?
  • Local Store Congratulates Pupils

    Local Store Congratulates Pupils
    A local store in stiby Road provided free driinks to year 11 pupils on their last day as a thank you for being "such a nice bunch of kids."
  • Library Improvements

    Library Improvements
    The school library (which was housed on the ground floor corridor of the upper school, where room 29 is now) was extended, new computers installed and an extra 2000 new books added!
  • Return To The Forbiden Planet (2000?)

    Return To The Forbiden Planet (2000?)
  • Mrs Marguerite Jackson became Headteacher of Westfield

    Mrs Marguerite Jackson became Headteacher of Westfield
  • Students visit RNAS Yeovil June 2001

    Students visit RNAS Yeovil June 2001
  • Exam Results Day 2001

    Exam Results Day 2001
  • 2001 Brochure

    2001 Brochure
  • Westfield students sign Book of Condolence for Sept 11 victims

    Westfield students sign Book of Condolence for Sept 11 victims
  • Budding Entrepreneurs

    Budding Entrepreneurs
  • Westfield receives thank you letter from Mayor of New York

    Westfield receives thank you letter from Mayor of New York
  • Specialist Science college Status

    Specialist Science college Status
    Westfield gains Specialist Science college Status this year.
  • New Library / Middle Block and Science rooms

    New Library / Middle Block and Science rooms
    An exciting and innovative new building programme at Westfield Community School will provide a unique and ultra modern centre for learning resources and student services at the school. It will also include two new ‘state of the art’ science laboratories and six new, fully equipped, modern classrooms. The first stage is due to be completed and in use by Christmas of this year.
  • Mr Chris Hunt became Principal of Westfield

    Mr Chris Hunt became Principal of Westfield
  • Westfield Community School became Westfield Academy

  • National School Building Present Day

    National School Building Present Day