1980s

Colour photo in front of school
After 27 years at Castle Park, Palmer Carter retired at the end of August 1989.

During the early 1980s, day-boarding was introduced, providing the facility for children to spend the whole day at school, with afternoon games, tea and “prep”. Weekly boarding also became an option at this time.

Carl Collings took up his position as Headmaster on 1st September 1989. Carl’s arrival coincided with the opening of the Montessori Junior School under the guidance of Anne Gunning.