When I had just turned five my mum had to put me on a bus to go to Camps Hill School. When Ashtree opened a few months later it was fantastic as mum could walk me the mile or so to the school.
The headmaster Mr Speight seemed very old to me at the time, but I can see from the old photos that he was probably still in his 20’s. He was enthusiastic about everything, but most particulary about sport and music. I was fortunate to have David Holmes as my teacher for all four years at the school.
Pupils I remember as if it were yesterday are John Thorne, Paul Nuzza, Peter Cashmore, Alistair Prickett, Janet Hayden, Jennifer Mason, Rita Bennefield and Jennifer Mason.
Great school, great memories.