College has seen many changes…just like these ‘old boys’

College has seen many changes...just like these ‘old boys’

Leyton Sixth Form College hosted a 50-year reunion for former grammar school students.

The building now used for the sixth form college used to be home to Leyton County High School for Boys, a grammar school for 11 to 18-year-olds.

Former grammar school students outside the college(above). Inset: Some of them in their school uniform in the 1960s

It became Leyton Senior High School for Boys in 1968, catering for 14 to 18-year-old boys, and a sixth form college in 1993.

Former students who started at the grammar school in 1963 attended the reunion.

Dawn Hamilton-Barrett, vice principal at the sixth form college, said: “For most of the group, it was the first time they had seen the result of the recent £40m site redevelopment and many commented on how well the best of the original college buildings blended with our new facilities.”