HUNDREDS of Huddersfield pupils have attended Crossley Heath School in Halifax.

The school, a marriage of Heath Grammar School, founded in Elizabethan times, and the Crossley and Porter School of Skircoat Moor, has just celebrated its 25th anniversary.

The Old Crossleyans’ Association for ‘old’ scholars invited former pupils to the annual reunion last weekend.

The ‘silver anniversary’ celebrations were attended by a good number of them.

The day included a tour of the school and the display of an extensive archive of photographs from both schools – actually, all three schools, since Crossley Heath now has a history of its own.

After a buffet lunch, former students with an interest in cricket gathered at Standeven House, Broomfield Road, Halifax to watch an Old Crossleyans’ league match.

Heath Grammar was founded in 1585 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth and Crossleys, as it was known, was founded in 1864 through the philanthropy of John, Francis and Joseph Crossley, the famous Halifax carpet manufacturers, as an ‘Orphan Home and School for Boys and Girls.’

Crossley Heath has carried on the traditions and high standards of both the original schools.