The school has grown into the present Portslade Community College. The old nissen hut at the top of the school field is now the site of the sports centre. I joined this girls school with its grey blazers and acorn logo in about 1968/69. Two years later the boys joined us and we became the Community College. The new college was officially opened by Margaret Thatcher before she was Prime Minister.
In the girls’ school our team houses were Alpha, Beta, Delta & Gamma, our head teacher was Miss Saunders. Other teachers I recall were Miss Hawkins, Mrs Harrop & Miss Gosling. The school building had a quadrangle where rabbits were kept.
I can recall sitting in class looking out of the window across the playground watching the old air-raid shelters being demolished.
From the science room you could see the playing field.
Miss Hawkins didn’t have our full attention when the boys from the nearby High street school came over to use the playing field. I used to hate P.E. and having to change into P.E. kit in the nissen hut at the top of the field. In winter it was freezing!