Baines Alumni



Join us in the James Baines room every Tuesday from 10am

Due to Covid restrictions please contact before you visit

Email: BainesAlumni@btinternet.com


 Baines Alumni Snippets

Add to the news stories - tell members of the Alumni what you have been doing



The Poultonian

Every Monday a different edition of the Poultonian is published

To read the latest addition click here


Alumni Newsletter

The Alumni newsletter is published 10 times a year.  

To read the latest edition click here

To contribute to it please email BainesAlumni@btinternet.com

 The Archive

We are amassing physical materials for the archive, which are stored in the School.  This website contains some electronic versions.  But we need more please.  Physical items, or electronic (scanned, photographed) and even Baines Voices.  Once the memories are gone they are gone for ever.

Archive Index


Help and Support


We are always here to help you whether is it simply advice or finding past colleagues or simply telling the rest of the Alumni what you have been up to since leaving Baines then please get in touch and we will do our best to help you out. 


Contact details bainesalumni@btinternet.com  


The Aim of Baines Alumni

The Baines Alumni was formed in 2019 with the original objectives of the Alumni being ‘to foster a link between the current school community, the Former Pupils’ Association, the Alumni and to further the interests and prosperity of the School’.  From that time to the present in spite of the global pandemic we have strived to uphold these objectives. 


We have preserved and added to the school archive both as a physical and electronic resource, set up a base with the James Baines Room and created a (temporary) website.  As we emerge from the pandemic we need to enhance and build on these strong foundations.


Membership of The Alumni

The objectives of the Alumni are that all members of the school community become automatic lifetime members of the Alumni with no annual subscriptions. 

Pupils who wish to join the Former Pupils’ Association will need to apply for membership by filling in the membership form, on this site and paying an annual fee of £10.


Baines a short history


The history of Baines School is, in many ways, a tale of generosity and kindness. Its earliest origins, on its current site, were in 1709 when James Baines bought a piece of land from the Orbb family at Compley Farm and changed an old croft in to a school. He then left a substantial amount in his will to its continued existence. Other beneficiaries have also given money over the years. Having said that the school has never been rich, in fact in the 1800s it closed down for a time.

The school however is unique as it has been a mixed paying school, a mixed free school, a charity school, a boarding school, a boys grammar school, a mixed comprehensive – the list goes on.

Supporting the school isn’t just about financial support. We all have skills and expertise in many different fields. 

The Former Pupils Association is a fee paying organisation which gives some financial support to the operation of the school.  But there are thousands of members of the school community that are not part of this organisation.  These are technically members of the Alumni.








Contact Information


Baines School Alumni
Poulton le Fylde