The site was originally started for pupils who were in the intake that started in 1961, then it was extended to include all pupils who were at Up Holland Grammar. Anyone who attended Up Holland Grammar at any time is welcome to contibute their memories of a great school and a wonderful period in our lives - "the best days of our life"
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It's with great saddness I have to report that David Atherton passed away on the 3rd December 2017 after a long illness.
David attended UpHolland Grammar School as a pupil from 1956 to 1963. After 4yrs studying economics in London he returned to UGS as a teacher where he continued to teach until UGS became Winstanley College in 1977. He then continued to teach full time at the College until 2006 and then for a further few years went part time. Even after officially retiring he continued a close relationship with the college occasionally still lecturing there.
I didn't know David whilst I was at school but became friends with him when I started the website. David provided a lot of items for the website and advised me on many things. Through David I also became a trustee on the UGS Educational Foundation of which he was treasurer for many years..
He will be sadly missed.
His story "UpHolland Grammar School to Winstanley College can be downloaded on this website.
Alan Swift -
Several people have asked about Alan Swift. Alan has been in hospital recently but is now home again. I'm sure anyone who knows him would like to join me in sending him our love and best wishes.
Upholland Grammar School Educational Foundation
On Monday 6th November 2017 I attended a meeting at Winstanley College as a trustee of the UGS Education Foundation. This charity gives grants to students from families with limited incomes. Further details are available on the UGS Education Foundation page. - D. Robinson
I am currently scanning the 1962 school magazine which is quite a big one so may take a while.
There are still a lot of schol magazines to be scanned but it is a slow job. Is anyone interested in scanning a few magazines and then sending me the files to put online. It would help to get new content on the website quicker. If you're interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
New entry on school memories page from Reinhard Fritsch, German assistant in the school year 1973/74.
Winstanley College have put up a plaque in honour of H.B. Ellis.
see more on Headmasters page - click here
Message from David Robinson -
Will Barbara Phillips (Webb) who left a comment on the Guestbook on Thursday 9th May 13, please email me at the website as an old friend is trying to contact her.
On 9th September Diamond Jubilee Celebrations were held at Winstanley College marking 60 yrs since the building officially opened when Up Holland grammar school moved from it's old premises in Ox House road to the new building in Winstanley road.
During the afternoon school tours were run enabling old pupils to reminisce seeing parts of the college still resembling the way it was, and to marvel at the new buildings and facilities available to the students now attending Winstanley College. In the evening a great 1950's themed show was performed by the present day students.
I would like to thank the college Princial, Louise Tipping, and all her staff for being so friendly and making us welcome and putting up with over 90 old pupils wandering round the college whilst classes were going on. I would especially like to thank the Vice Principal, Mel Chadwick, and Laura Barker for all their help during the time we worked with them organizing the Diamond Jubilee.
Please go to the Diamond Jubilee page to see photos from the afternoon school tours and the evening show.
Click HERE to go to Diamond Jubilee page
A collection of school related documents - sports and speech day programmes, exam papers, memorials etc.
Charity providing financial help to students of families of limited means.