Heronswood Secondary Modern School.

1956 to 1987.

By Steven Johnson

Taken in 1956.
Snowy school on Heronswood Road - 1964.
Sign on Heronswood Road - 1964

Heronswood Secondary Modern School was opened in 1956 as an overflow school to take the pressure of secondary students at The Howard S.M. School.   The new school’s headmaster was Ralph Bainbridge.    Heronswood School sadly merged with The Howard School in July 1987 to become Sir John Newsom(e) School on the Howard School site.

This page was added on 28/02/2016.

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  • I attended Heronswood School from 1958 and have very fond memories of Mr Bainbridge, who I happened to bump ito some years ago.He still remembered me and we had along chat about “past times”.

    My best friend at school was Richard Longman. Does anyone else remember him? I would love to know if he is still around. Best wishes to all those that remember me or my brother, Michael, who also attended Heronswood – please get in touch.

    Stuart Dashwood

    By Stuart Dashwood (14/03/2021)
  • I went to Heronswood School in 1964.
    I remember the headmaster Mr Bainbridge he was a fantastic man. His wife was a teacher at the school, she was lovely. I always remember Mr Bainbridge saying to us, ‘If you have gone home each day learning just one thing at school, you have had a productive day.’ He was kind and treated the pupils with respect.
    I was in love with a boy in my class called Andrew Haigh (he was not aware of this). I played his wife in the school play l was over the moon. It’s funny what you remember about your school days, long time ago, l am now 67.

    By Denise Chadwick (28/01/2021)
  • I left heronswood in 1966 any of my 6th form classmates still around?

    By Jean Brown (09/07/2020)
  • Anyone have any pics of teachers/pupils from 1964/65?

    Parrymiyiakis@hotmail.com

    By S parry (20/03/2020)
  • I attended Heronswood between 1974 and 1979. Would like to contact some old class mates. My form teacher was Mrs Ffyfe. I met her some years later whilst visiting Hitchin Girls.
    [If you’d like to get in touch with Dawn, please email your message to admin@welwyngardencity.org.uk. Thanks, Ed]

    By Dawn Hipwell née Clark (06/02/2020)
  • My Dad Paul Richardson studied here when first opened. Would love to hunt down some of his old classmates especially Edna King

    By Emma (10/08/2018)
  • My mum, Betty McGovan, joined Heronswood Secondary Modern School when the school opened in 1958 to teach Domestic Science.    She fancied a change so went to teach at the Hern’s Lane grammar school in 1966.  

    By Neil McGovan (02/08/2016)

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