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Comedy star returns to college

  His career spans BBC Radio 1, Capital FM and planning a national tour, but comedian Tom Deacon returned to his roots at his former sixth form for one day to inspire the next generation. Our A Level and Vocational students packed out the college lecture theatre to receive an inspiring talk from the comedian…

RIBA rewards former student

A former Barton Peveril student has received a prize for excellence from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Andrew Chard (21) was one of the winners of the Leslie Jones Memorial Prize awarded to Oxford Brookes School of Architecture BA undergraduates for the most progress in built construction by the Oxfordshire branch of RIBA….

Class of ’75 reunion

It’s 40 years since this photograph was taken and plans are afoot for an autumn reunion! To find out more visit www.facebook.com/BartonPeverilClassof75,  contact Jane and Jenny on bpclassof75@yahoo.co.uk or join the Facebook group Barton Peveril Class of 75. Spread the word!

Poldark prestige for former student

The BBC’s eagerly awaited remake of the 18th century Cornish saga Poldark brings the talents of Hampshire-born actress Crystal Leaity to the nation’s prime time television screens. The former Barton Peveril and Mountbatten School drama student will appear in the second episode of the series as Margaret, a young woman Ross Poldark (Aiden Turner) turns…

Writer returns

Author and screenwriter David Nicholls described how a passage in an A Level text inspired his best-selling novel One Day when he returned to his home town as part of Eastleigh Library’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Nicholls’ enduring love of Thomas Hardy started while he was a student at Barton Peveril in the early Eighties.  He…

Championing change

This summer 4171 students across the UK sat A Level Computing exams. According to Joint Council for Qualifications data, just 314 of them were girls – but the number who achieved A or A* grades outstripped the boys by almost three per cent. Among the high fliers was Barton Peveril student, Phoebe Chapman  who will…

Radio star

What does it take to stand out from 8000 other applicants and become a paid intern at Radio 1? Former Media student Pete Simmons popped back to share the inside track with current students and Head of Department, Adrian Kelly. Pete is now working as a team assistant for Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra on…