REUNION: Did you leave Oaklands RC School in 1985?

'Oaklands School - Third year 1982-83' (PPP-170214-162320001)
'Oaklands School - Third year 1982-83' (PPP-170214-162320001)
Opening of the new school by the home secretary in October 1927. The headmaster, Canon Barton, is on the lowest step, on the left. Dorothea Barton is possibly there, somewhere. (PGS Archive)

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The hunt is on to find pupils who left a Waterlooville school 32 years ago.

Rachel Price-Jones is trying to trace anyone who left Oaklands RC School in Stakes Hill Road, in 1985. A full reunion is planned for 2018.

She said: ‘Some of us started chatting online and decided to try and trace everyone. We’ve got in touch with quite a few people but we want to try and get as many people as possible.’

There is a closed facebook group where former pupils are sharing pictures and memories. Anyone who was part of the 180-strong year, pictured during the educational year 1982-1983, is urged to contact Rachel on or find and ask to join the facebook group ‘Oaklands Waterlooville 1985 leavers’.