Clayhall school celebrates 60th birthday in style

PUBLISHED: 12:48 18 April 2016 | UPDATED: 12:48 18 April 2016

Caterham's 60th birthday 
Students left to right: Hannah Sullivan, 13, and Chelsea Kettleton, 12, giving tours of the school

Caterham's 60th birthday Students left to right: Hannah Sullivan, 13, and Chelsea Kettleton, 12, giving tours of the school


Caterham High School celebrated its 60th anniversary yesterday, with students and teachers dressing up and entertaining former alumni.

The school, in Caterham Avenue, Clayhall, opened on April 17 in 1956, and three pupils who started that day were in attendance – Ken Saunders, Dave Culf and Derek Flack.

There was lots of old memorabilia dotted around the halls, and current students gave former students tours around the modern school.

Teachers tucked into ice creams on a beautiful hot sunny day, and head Dr Alan Atkins gave a speech.

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