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College History – Highfield, 1926–1993

Highfield Road (1960)
Highfield Road  (1960)
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  Girls' Grammar School, Hill Lane (1936)
Girls' Grammar School, Hill Lane  (1936)
Scanned from School Magazine
1926
Official opening of the Highfield building, which cost £48,286.
 
1930–1936
The Girls' Grammar School had also outgrown its premises. By the 1930s, classes were still taking place at Argyle Road but also in the old Education offices in St Mary's Road and the New Road premises left by Taunton's in 1926. Games took place at Hill Lane.
 
1935
Foundation stone of new building for the Girls' Grammar School laid at Hill Lane.
 
1936
Official opening of Hill Lane buildings. The weather vane, still on the Hill Lane building, was designed by a VIth form pupil, Ruth Parry.
 
1939–1945
Both Taunton's School and the Girls' Grammar School were evacuated to Bournemouth for the duration of the war.
Evacuation to Bournemouth (1939)
Evacuation to Bournemouth  (1939)
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  Taunton's new home at Bournemouth (Opening Day, 19 September 1939)
Taunton's new home at Bournemouth
(Opening Day, 19 September 1939)
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Back home - Highfield (1960)
Back home – Highfield  (1960)
Scanned from Spooner History
 
1957
50th Birthday of the Girls' Grammar School.
 
1960
Bicentenary of the Foundation of Taunton's School.
 
1967
The Girls' Grammar School was reorganised as a Sixth Form College and the name changed to Southampton College for Girls.
 
1969
Taunton's School was reorganised as a Sixth Form College for boys with unrestricted access from all schools in the City and the name changed to Richard Taunton College.
 
1974
Hampshire County Council assumed responsibility for both colleges.
 
1978
Girls were admitted to Richard Taunton College.
 
1979
Boys were admitted to the College for Girls, which changed its name to Hill College.

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