Lasting and lifelong friendships are made at Fulneck School and former students look back on their days here with fondness. We want to ensure that these friendships continue and the Fulneck Alumni group serves to provide not only a link between peers but also maintains your connection with the school. Any student that attended Fulneck School can become a member of the Fulneck Alumni group for free. Once registered, we will send you mailings to keep you informed of reunions, events and developments.
Registering to become a member also enables you to give something back to the school, for example by delivering a careers talk to current pupils or contributing to one of our alumni newsletters.
You can register your details on our database below or contact the school to submit your information by phone 0113 257 0235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates for your diaries
Thursday 27th April
Former Pupils' Association AGM. 7pm for 7.30pm in the school boardroom.
Saturday 24th June
Former Pupils' Summer Reunion at school, to include lunch, tea a tour of the school and a look at some of the school archives. Starts at 12noon.
Friday 3rd November
Former Pupils' Annual Dinner at 7.15pm - Venue and guest speaker to be confirmed.
Thursday 7th December
Former Pupils' Christingle Service, Fulneck Church 7.15pm.
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THE PRESIDENT OF THE FORMER PUPILS’ ASSOCIATION FOR 2016 - 2017 IS WENDY HUGGAN,
A PUPIL OF FULNECK GIRLS’ SCHOOL 1947 - 1958.
Hello from Wendy Huggan (nee Hainsworth), President for 2016/17. I was at Fulneck from 1947 to 1958 where I rose to the dizzy heights of Deputy Head Girl; in those days ‘day girls’ could not become Head Girl – that always went to a boarder (well, that’s my excuse anyway!). During my stay at school I was fortunate to have as a fellow pupil Dame Diana Rigg. Her performance as Titania in the School production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” was the talk of the School for days and months afterwards – everybody said at the time that she would go far. I still remember my school days as being a happy time where we were taught with dedication and the need to succeed. Amongst my most vivid memories are the oddest things; the blue beret with a pom-pom on top, the grey shorts which one had to wear and which had to measure two inches from the ground when kneeling down, and Middle Walk. Middle Walk was the long path which separated The Boys from The Girls and never the twain shall meet. However, we as ‘day girls’ did travel to and fro on the blue Samuel Ledgard bus with the boys. Other things that spring to mind are playing hockey on the freezing cold pitch above the Sunday School – for young girls who were being brought up to be ladies I always considered hockey to be most unladylike, but perhaps it was the cold…
One of my most embarrassing moments was in the Sunday School where we sat our exams; A level History was the subject, two people sat down to this in that enormous room and we were allowed sweets to sustain us. In the midst of the silence I opened my Smarties, and what happened? They cascaded all over the floor and bounced towards the invigilator.
From Fulneck I went onto Teacher Training College which was a new building recently moved from temporary accommodation in Tong Hall. I graduated from here and I went on to teach in first a Nursery School and then I worked my way through from Reception to Year 3 in a Primary School.
In 1964 I married Ian whom most people who knew him described as a “lovable character”. In 1967 I took seven years out of teaching to raise two daughters I then returned to teaching until my retirement.
Retirement has been fun with time spent on various committees at one of which, “Crohns and Colitis UK”, I met up with Mary Herbert who was a teacher at Fulneck. Much of my time has been spent with our Old English Sheepdogs whom we show here and abroad with some success. I also help with our Craft Club at Baildon Moravian Church where I have worshipped all my life.
When I left Fulneck one of the teachers, Margaret Collins, said “ Your time at Fulneck has given you a strong background for life, you have had a sound education which will make you a better wife, mother and person” this has proved to be very true. I have not really kept in touch with any of the pupils at Fulneck but with the school itself through the Moravian Church at Baildon. I was very honoured when Libby Mitchell asked me to be Vice President and I hope that I can now carry out my duties as President with all the values taught at Fulneck as my support.