Kettering High School

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Any memories of attending this school?

This page was added by Chris Leuchars on 27/02/2008.
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Does anybody know when and where Kettering High School first began? My mother attended from September 1929 when the school was in Bowling Green Road.

By Wendy Whymant
On 29/04/2013

Dear Wendy. You may be interested to know that this year marks Kettering High School's Centenary. The School opened in September 1913, in the Bowling Green Road Building which you mention (now the Council Offices). We have an exhibition in celebration of the school's centenary at the Manor House Museum, which will run until 8 June 2013. More information on our website:

By Kettering Museum and Art Gallery
On 29/04/2013

I have a photograph of all the pupils at Kettering High School in May 1962. My late Mother, Rosemary Pamela Maton would have been 12 years old at  the time the photo was taken, but as the faces are so small it's really hard to see if she is in it. I wonder if anyone has a list of who was in that photograph and where they were sitting?

My Mother died of Cancer four years ago, and my Sister and I would really like to find out if this photograph has got my Mother in it.

If you can help that would be great.

By Michelle de Oude
On 08/01/2014

Kettering High School Old Girls can be contacted on

Following the recent exhibition at The Manor House Museum, the exhibits and archive are stored at Southfield School, but there is a talk in March at the Alfred East Art Gallery.

 As I was at the school in 1962 I may be able to help, I assume your mum started in september 1961?

I am sorry to hear she has died of cancer, I will ask my class mates if they remember the name.


By Barbara Lewis
On 09/01/2014

Former Kettering High School pupils may be interested in this upcoming talk at the Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum March Meeting?

Where: Alfred East Art Gallery
When: Thursday 20 March, 7.30pm
Tickets: £3 per person, free to Friends Members. Available on the door, no advance booking required.
Maurice Bayes gives a brief history of the Kettering Grammar School and Barbara Lewis presents and compares the history of Kettering High School for Girls. Both discuss the post war changes to education, the end of grammar schools in Kettering, and memorable moments of the 50s and 60s school days.

By Kettering Museum and Art Gallery
On 27/01/2014

My Mum, Audrey Johnson (1927-2013) attended this high school beginning in September, 1939.  She lived in Brigstock.  I would like to correspond with anyone who has information on this school.  Thank you.  

By Virginia Brier
On 24/02/2015

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