Alumnae: Tea and Memories

The first Alumnae Society event for Batley Girls’ took place at the end of term, for all former students and members of staff of Batley Girls’ High School & Sixth Form College, Howden Clough, Batley Girls’ Grammar, Foxcroft Girls’ Secondary Modern and Princess Royal Secondary Modern.

Friends and colleagues from past school days were delighted to catch up with each other as they gathered in the Eames Suite to swap stories and enjoy a vintage style traditional tea. Joined by the Co-Heads and current members of staff, guests were able to look at huge bright displays of pictures from our archives, sift through tables spread with photograph albums, look at newsletters and record their best memories from school days.

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Student ambassadors from our current sixth form provided guided tours of the school for our Alumnae visitors, which for some proved to be highly nostalgic and emotional, and many were able to stay on to watch our annual school show ‘Wuthering Heights’.

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We were delighted that school leavers from a number of year groups, some from as far back as 1980, were able to attend, and a number had taken the time to travel a considerable distance. Through the Alumnae Society we would like to stay in contact with our former Batley Girls’ community, helping members to keep in touch with our school life and to re-connect and network with friends.

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We also hope that our Alumnae will accept our invitation to come into school to share their fascinating and varied career and life stories with our students. Details of our next Alumnae event will be circulated soon. If you are a former student or member of staff and would like to become involved please contact Iffat Ahmad on 01924 350091 or at