Outline History Of The Whitgift Foundation

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1984 The Foundation Stone of Whitgift House at Haling Park, providing sheltered accomodation and residential care for some 40 elderly people was laid by Archbishop Runcie, Visitor to the Foundation.
1988Whitgift House was opened by Archbishop Runcie.
1990A long process of reconstruction and expansion, involving many new buildings, which had been taking place at Whitgift School over a period of forty years, culminated in the opening by Baroness Platt of Writtle of a large and well equipped building for a new Library and for Craft, Design and Technology.
1991Publication of Whitgift School, a History, by F.H.G. Percy.
1993On 1st September Old Palace School For Girls became part of the Whitgift Foundation, with about 790 girls on the roll.
1994There are some 1000 boys at Whitgift School.
Considerable improvements have taken place at Trinity School since its removal to Shirley Park in 1965. The extensive buildings opened this year include two Sports Halls and a Craft, Design and Technology complex. There are about 850 boys in the school.
1995A complete refurbishment and modernisation of the Whitgift School is due for completion.
1996 Quatercentenary celebrations.
1999 Work commences on the construction of new Preparatory School buildings for Old Palace School.
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