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Friern Barnet Photo Archive

Hillside School
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Hillside School

Postcard of Hillside Secondary Modern School in Summers Lane, N12, taken around 1968.
The school still exists but is now called Compton School but has lost some of its original surrounding playing fields
Picture added on 26 August 2013 at 22:29
It was such a lovely School
Added by Corinne Davis nee Selig on 11 May 2014
This picture brings back so many memories
Added by David Tyler on 30 March 2016
Great school, great mates and good teachers though we did not always appreciate them at the time. 1958 to 1963
Added by Lou Knapman on 05 July 2016
Attended 1954-59
Wonderful memories. Won the 80yds hurdles running along a track on the grass in front of the school building. I remember Jeff Travis was second.
Added by MR D C STYMAN on 07 October 2016
I attended this school from Sep 1961 to Dec 1965 and have a copy of this postcard dated 1958 which l belive was when it first opened.
Added by Catherine on 26 May 2017
Hillside opened its doors in 1956, and I was there from from 1960 - 1964. If you walk past the school now, you will see that the playing fields have gone and have been built on either by a housing estate or extra school buildings.
Added by Helen Hooper on 13 June 2017
Looking back this was the worst school that you could ever attend and a testament to all that was wrong and still wrong with our educational system. I remember being knocked out by a PT teacher and having blackboard rubbers thrown by a Maths teacher breaking children's noses. The lower streams were consigned to the dust bin. I also remember mass fights at the gate with other local schools, this all happened without any intervention from teachers, who had no training whatsoever, many recruited from the armed services after the war. The career teachers advice to all the boys in our class was to get a job at the local wood yard.
Added by David furness on 07 February 2018
I attended Hillside 1960 to 65 still live local and vist the council tip adjacent to the school , although I left with 2 rsa,s. Due to me, not the school. Looking back it was a good school which gave me a good basic education, went on the be a chartered engineer.
Added by Peter coles on 26 May 2018
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