A Very Warm Welcome to All Our Former Students.
As a student at Aylesbury High School, you belonged to our school community and left your impression on our school whilst you were here. Now that you have moved on, we would love to hear from you and are eager to hear about what you have been up to and your news – wherever you are in the world !
By keeping in touch with AHS, former students are able to reconnect and maintain links with their peers, receive news of the school and our upcoming events, and also hear about our Development Campaigns which will benefit future generations of students.
We are currently reaching out to all our Alumnae to make contact with us and hope to organise some ‘Old Girls’ reunions in the very near future. Please email Mrs Pexton to join our Alumnae Community or alternatively, you can connect with AHS Alumnae online:
- Sign up to receive Alumnae 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
Since the online AHS Alumnae was founded in 2008, it has proved very popular with our AHS ‘Old Girls’ who have sent in pictures of their time here at the school over the past 50 years. Some of these can be seen in our Alumnae Gallery at the bottom of this page.
if you have photos of your time here – please send them to Mrs Pexton to add to our Gallery.
Just For Fun
Do you remember every student’s name in your class? A member of our team can remember every girl’s first name and surname – and where they sat in class, from many many years ago!
If you have an exceptional memory and can remember all your fellow students’ names, please email Mrs Pexton with the details.
AHS Alumnae News
Posthumous Special Recognition Award for Alice Byron
AHS Alumna and Cardiff University English Literature student, Alice Byron (21), tragically lost her brave battle with blood cancer in July 2016, having first been diagnosed in February.
Alice was very keen to spread public awareness of her particular cancer Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) and wrote about her experience to raise awareness of the need for donors in her blog alicebyron.com. With her family, she also raised over £28,000 for leukaemia research.
The Anthony Nolan Trust learned about her blog and was so impressed by this and her fundraising work that they posthumously awarded Alice their Shirley Nolan Special Recognition Award at the Trust’s National Supporter Awards December 2016, for her “dedication and strength”. Anthony Nolan Trust’s Chief Executive, Henny Braund, said: “Her passion for our lifesaving work epitomised the ethos of our charity. I continue to find myself inspired and humbled by the dedication and strength of people like Alice.”
This is an excellent testament to Alice and her dedication to raising the public profile of blood cancers among young people. We are so sorry that she passed, but very proud that she was one of our Alumna.
Our AHS 50th Anniversary
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 19th 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’ jazz and soul band, made up of former AHS and AGS pupils.
The raffle had excellent prizes: a notebook computer, a light aircraft flight and a sumptuous hamper! Everyone had a great time and it was a lovely end to a great year of celebrations!