Baines Alumni Snippets

Drop in Sessions Return

The school reopens on 5th Sept and shortyl after that we will start Tuesday Drop in Sessions.

We are looking for former pupils and former staff, who have a few hours to spare and would like to get involved (even if it is only to make a cuppa and have a chat) we would love to hear from you. If you are interested, please drop us an email at

Until we meet again

Former Maths teacher Chris Sharp and his family emigrated to Qatar last Sunday (31st July).  We wish him all the best.


Stuart Beatty

Stuart Beatty

We congratulate former student Stuart Beatty all the best after 17 years at the Canadian company CGI as a Directing Consultant.   This is a Utilities company.  Stuart lives in Leatherhead and works in Londown although he does travel a lot.  He should have visited me at the Great Eccleston Show recently but was struck down a second time with COVID.  

Mike Johnson


Congratulations to former student Mike Johnson on being promoted to Senior Executive Education Consultant at In Professional Development (InPD)


We have seen the light

Remember that light corridors in the main building? Windows all down the corridor which in recent years have been blocked by noticeboards, well the windows of Room B5 (Room 35) bottom corridor saw the light of day but only briefly.  This room is being changed into a toilet with the old boys toilets at the bottom of the stairs becoming a medical room.  They may need to size the walls well.  


The windows revealed





To former pupil and one of my tutor group James Burgess for being awarded his first class degree from University of Cumbria

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Former pupil Lorna Batters was over from Canada ecently and met up with former Maths and ICT teacher, Margaret McCann


Items for the Newsletter and Alumni News                                                                                              

The newsletter and the Alumni News section of the website is very important to let other members of the Alumni know what is happening. 

If you have any items for the newsletter or Alumni News then please email me at and I will endeavour to publish the information. No information will be published without checking and getting prior permission.  

We are back

Recently Muriel Ryding and myself went back into school and made a start on reinstating the James Baines room to house the archive.  Thanks to the generosity of former pupil Scott Law we will soon have a cabinet for the larger paper items in the archive.  Muriel took away one of the old pictures which had suffered with the damp and is making repairs to both the photogtaph and its hanging. 

The FPA and Alumni

Some have asked about the association between the FPA and Baines Alumni.  Baines Alumni is available to all members of the school community, past pupils, teaching and associated staff and Governors.  Where the Former Pupils Association is open to past pupils.  To join the FPA there is a cost of £10 per year and this helps run the association as well as gives donations to the school. 

If you wish to join either the Alumni or the FPA then please contact me then I will pass on your details.  

School Celebration of Achievement Evening

This year's special guest was Samuel Dow, former pupil.