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.

Comments about this page

  • 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?


    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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