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St Andrew's C of E School


St. Andrews School 1991
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Item #: 17543
A class photo taken in 1991

Comment by: irene roberts on 14th April 2011 at 11:37

My grand-daughter, who is 4 today, (14th April), is going to St. Andrews in September; I hope she will be as happy as these children seem to be.

Comment by: Mark Conroy on 14th April 2011 at 12:12

My daughter Judith Conroy lower middle row 3rd from left.

Teacher Mr.Purdie.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 14th April 2011 at 14:04

I believe Mr Purdy died a few years ago he was still very young.

Comment by: Nicola on 14th April 2011 at 21:14

This was the class in the year below me, I recognise so many of the faces!
I did hear that Mr Purdy died not long after retireing, such a shame, he was a good teacher, scared the living bejeysus out of us, but kept us in good order and also knew how to make us laugh

Comment by: Gareth Valentine on 18th December 2011 at 23:27

I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Purdy's death - he was definitely my favourite teacher at St. Andrews - but he was certainly a disciplinarian and wouldn't put up with nonsense! I have so many happy memories of this school. I'm surprised to see they had a uniform in 1991! When was this introduced? We didn't have one (I left in 1981)

Comment by: Eddie Gallagher on 12th March 2012 at 15:59

My daughter Sarah is on the far left of the third row standing

Comment by: Ian Schofield on 18th February 2013 at 20:17

I left in 1985 and i was the last year to wear normal clothes so uniform was intrduced in 85-86 year. I was also the last year to leave after Junior 3 or Year 5 in new money and go to Gig middle.
Both my lads have now left that school my youngest in July just gone and i can confirm that its an even better school now than when i went just a shame the same cant be said about the Deanery

Comment by: mrs o matthews on 12th April 2013 at 19:38

my son derek is sat down on the right he is now a teacher himself and lives in the cayman islands never thought that would happen

Comment by: Sue on 20th April 2013 at 23:53

I was at St Andrew's, left in 1987. Mr Purdy was my favourite teacher, everyone loved him and I was really sorry to hear of his death. A great teacher.

Comment by: Helen Meynell on 12th January 2015 at 14:31

Does anybody have any photos from about 1997-2001 please I will be on them photos plz help

Comment by: Chelle A on 13th July 2015 at 17:37

I have just read this and I went here and Mr Purdy was my form teacher in the juniors and I was so sorry to read that he died as I did not know.

Comment by: Angela Radcliffe (was Rutter) on 21st December 2019 at 16:32

Mr Purdy. My musical inspiration from being age 7. RIP xxx

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