Tucked away in the Headmistress’s study was a large pile of old school magazines dating back to 1899 when Heathfield first moved to its present Ascot site. The magazines are obviously very old and fragile now but we are pleased and proud to share our history with you all.
Please enjoy reading through the history of Heathfield School. The magazines contain poems and stories written by the girls, details of sports matches, school trips, exam results, roll calls of pupils, and other interesting events in the life of the school. You will read with delight of Heathfield girls knitting socks for soldiers in the trenches during the First World War, of outings by pony and trap, of whole-school picnics at Burnham Beeches, of visits to orphanages and coal-mines and theatres, of early school plays attended by local dignitaries, of new classrooms being opened and blessed with prayer, of Royal visitors, of how girls carried on with studies through the air raids of World War II, of motoring holidays with the school’s first Headmistress, of money raised for many worthy charitable causes, of engagements, marriages, births and deaths…
Over time we hope to be able to add other decades of magazines, and other archive material too such as old photographs.
We would be delighted to accept donations of relevant material that increase the richness of the collection, such as diaries, correspondence and photographs. Should you wish to donate any items relating to your or a relative’s time at Heathfield, please do contact the School at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here for the Heathfield School Digital Archives.