The History of Alsager School


The History of Alsager School.

A not-for-profit, paperback publication written by former Deputy Head and current Chair of Governors, Lindsay Purcell.

All proceeds go to Alsager School.



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Nearly fifty years ago, in 1971, a small 11-16 secondary modern school in Alsager, South Cheshire, was transformed into a rapidly expanding 11-18 comprehensive school. For the first time, young people of all abilities, from Alsager and the surrounding villages, were educated in their local town. Success followed quickly and the school went from strength to strength, as its reputation grew. Today, as Alsager School, it has become one of the most popular schools in Cheshire and North Staffordshire. It has recently completed a new building programme to accommodate the ever increasing numbers of students who are attracted by the quality of the education provided by the school.

This book, written by former Deputy Head and current Chair of Governors, Lindsay Purcell, explores the development of the school and celebrates its achievements and those of its amazing young people and staff.  It describes the many changes which have occurred within the school, under the three enlightened headteachers with whom Lindsay has worked.  It also relates those changes to the educational and political climate within the UK.

Reading these personal reflections of Alsager School are sure to bring back some fond memories of good times, provide an insight into aspects of the school that are unfamiliar to most people and share a few humorous moments when things did not go to plan.

Please support the school in this fund raising effort and at the same time, purchase an interesting memento of your local secondary school.


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