Stowupland High School
The first term starts in september 1978, the Head master was Michael Creese.
The plann was for 410 places
In Dec 1975, 60 Stowupland residents gathered to hear proposals for the building of a High School in the village, on land behind the Crown. It was anticipated that the school would eventually cater for 1,100 pupils.
Members of the public were concerned about access to the site ‘the A1120 was described as a vert dangerous road, with fast moving traffic.’
Work on the first phase commenced in October 1976. Having completed the first phase in 1978 the plan was to complete a 2nd phase that would open in 1979. Three birch trees were planted ro commemorate the opening and the enrolment of the first intake of 280 pupils. The children came from Haughley, Bacton, Old Newron and Mendlesham and was intended to allow these children to be part of the ‘comprehensive education system’. there wer 17 full time members of staff and 4 part time.
It was estimated that when completed ‘the school will have cost £1.100,000. Information taken from local press cuttings the time (ECA)