Yateley 50th Celebrations

View photos of the birthday events here

Grand Raffle

Tickets have been distributed to all students and staff. We hope that everyone will be very supportive of the sale of these. The proceeds are going towards the refurbishment of the students’ toilets.

GREAT PRIZES! Overnight stay in a Hilton Hotel Executive room Meal for four with wine Beauty treatment Champagne Family swimming vouchers …. and many more!!

Online raffle

For those of you who have connections with the school but who were not able to attend our events, or too far away to come along, we  are offering you a chance still to take part.

Tickets £5 each. Here’s your chance to contribute to our fund raising and maybe win £50. You have to be in it to win it!

Buy your tickets

Birthday finale – Friday 14 September
This is the occasion of the raffle draw and a short ceremony to mark the birthday celebrations. Attendance by invitation.

Yateley School Foundation assemblies – Friday 21 September – school event

St Peter’s Church at Yateley Centre – Sunday 23 September
Open to the community
Special service at 10.00 am dedicated to the school’s birthday. The Church at Yateley Centre also celebrates a special birthday this year – 30 years.

Sponsored Sessions at Yateleys Health & Fitness Club – during September.

What has happened

Sponsored toddle and picnic
In May First Steps Nursery held a sponsored toddle and picnic commemorating the school’s 50th, the Nursery’s 25th and the Royal Wedding.

Yateley Ramble – Saturday 30 June
Only a small group started at the school but nonethless a most enjoyable event. Former member of staff, Dave White, led the group from the school, across the common and back to the Ely for lunch. Further walk to Wyndhams Pond and back to the school. Photos to come

Trip down memory lane –  Saturday 7 July
An afternoon of great enjoyment. Old friends and colleaugues meeting up again over a cream tea; superb entertainment by former student, Henry Fricker; Sarah Miller put on a great memorabilia display (thank you to all who contributed); video clips from old school productions, and lots of excitement with friends revisitng round their old haunts around the school.  Photos to come

Quiz Night – Saturday 7 July
Expertly led by experienced quizmaster.  And the best team won!

Launch of the 2018 Yateley Young Designers Exhibition and new award – Tuesday 17 July

As part of the celebration of the school’s 50th birthday, Terry Pettengell, our Deputy Headteacher and teacher of Design & Technology, who was in the class of ’68, presented a new award, for outstanding achievement and contribution to Design & Technology. He was delighted to present it to Kyla Farman who studied Graphics at both GCSE and A level at Yateley School. Terry said of Kyla…

‘She is a hardworking student with a strong sense of purpose. She always strives to be the best she can be and is a wonderful ambassador for the Design Technology Faculty in all she does.’

Kyla has now gone onto study architectural technology at Plymouth University.

Reunion Disco – Friday 20 July. 8.00 pm


Other activities

Story writing competition – judging now completed. Some great stories. Well done everyone!

Student staff obstacle race – school event

Memorabilia display – photos, year books. Some super contributions. This was on display at the Trip Down Memory Lane reunion event. And now we have made some more memories!

Birthday celebration bunting – pennants made by students, staff, former students, Governors and Yateley’s community goups

Our birthday logo was designed by students who entered a competition. Large entry! Well done everyone

Community events – students visited and entertained Yateley’s retiree groups and welcomed them into school

School history

Wall display: as it was in 1968 – prepared by students


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1000s of followers looking forward to the celebrations. Just head along to our special
Yateley School 50th Birthday page

Enquiries to birthday@yateleyschool68.co.uk


We are hoping that some of our events and activities will be successful in raising funds for the school. For example, we have been fortunate in that local businesses have donated some very generous prizes for the raffle. So, where is the money going? To go towards the refurbishment of the students’ toilets. In these austere times of budget constraints, schools are having to prioritise their spending, and spending on teachers, resources and school security are, as we would wish, always top of the list. Toilets always have to miss out. Help us fill that gap and make our birthday project flushed with success. Please dig deep into your pockets to support our fundraising efforts. Ask any student or member of staff if they would support this cause.

Our Sponsors



The Cricketers, Yateley

Mrs Jacky Cowley | Dog & Partridge | Mrs Angela Gimblett | Mrs Clare Andrews | Sainsbury Local, Yateley | Boots, Camberley  | Simon’s Convenience Stores | Dees News | Yateley Post Office

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