Welcome to former students and staff! When you leave AHS, you automatically become a member of AHlumnae, and can receive news, attend events or share stories of your time with us. If you have any photographs of your time here at AHS and you would like to share them, please email them to the Development Office. We’d love to hear from you!
Connect with ‘AHlumnae’ online:
There are a variety of ways you can connect with the AHlumnae Society:
- Sign up to receive AHlumnae e-newsletters once a term (latest issue here)
- You can follow AHlumnae on Twitter for news as it happens!
- Follow Aylesbury High School on Linkedin
Latest ‘AHlumnae’ News:
12 December 2016: Posthumous Award for AHlumna Alice
AHlumna Alice Byron (2013) tragically lost her battle with MDS in the summer of 2016 whilst completing a degree in English Literature from her hospital bed. Keen to spread awareness of her cancer and how it affected her daily lifestyle, she started a blog about her condition. The Anthony Nolan Trust recognised her awareness and fundraising campaigns by awarding Alice their Shirley Nolan Special Recognition Award this year. A touching testament to Alice’s memory and her dedication to raising the public profile of blood cancers amongst young people.
On Saturday 3 September, a reunion of AHS alumnae 1966-1973 was held in Hardwick. Many thanks to Hilary Brian (Wilson) for organising.
Since the online AHlumnae was founded in 2008 it has proved exceptionally popular with old girls. They have sent in pictures of their time here at the school over the past 50 years. Have a look at the photo collection at the bottom of the page.
2009/2010 was the 50th Anniversary of Aylesbury High School and we celebrated in a variety of ways:
The 59ers Lunch
The weekend of April 24 2010 was a very special one. About 40 59ers (thanks to Jenny Puddefoot née Stanford and Hilary Sweeting née French) all got together. Firstly lunch at the school, guided tours and then tea with some of the staff from those days, including Miss Camp. Mr Chaplin, Miss Peggy and Miss Nan Cattell, Miss White (now Mrs Newman) and many others arrived to see what 50 years had done to those fresh faced 11 year olds from all those years ago!
The Garden Party
Took place on a less than perfect Saturday 8 May 2010, but the drizzle in the sky did not dampen the spirits and enthusiasm of everyone who came. And there were so many! Some of the highlights of the day included:
- Stalls all over the school organised and run by current students by form. All the profits were divided between the forms’ own charity and the school 6th Form Fund. A remarkable diversion of ideas included “Sponge the Teacher”, “Crockery Smashing” and many others
- Tea in the dining room with the most delicious selection of home made cakes
- A specially written on-the-day play made up from memories of old girls
- A community choir singing hit songs from 1959 and 2009 respectively
- Laser clay pigeon shooting
..and there was much more!
The Grand Ball
The year’s celebrations culminated at the Grand Ball on Saturday 19 June at the lovely Oxford Belfry hotel. A delicious dinner was preceded by a champagne reception where old girls met with old friends and current staff. After dinner there was dancing to the amazing ‘Down for the Count’, a jazz and soul band made up of former AHS and AGS pupils! The raffle had awesome prizes – a notebook computer, a light aircraft flight, a sumptuous hamper! Everyone had a great time and it was a lovely end to a great year of celebrations.