Felsted 450

In 2014, Felsted School celebrated its 450th anniversary, one of only a handful of schools in the country who can claim this historic milestone.




Follyfield House Official Opening

Saturday 21st March, 11am, Follyfield House, Felsted School

The official opening of Follyfield House will be a celebration for all Follyfield Felstedians who made the House their home during their time at the School.
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Felsted’s 450th Anniversary - Video Memories

BBC Radio 4 ‘Any Questions?’

Felsted School was delighted to host BBC Radio 4’s ‘ANY QUESTIONS?’ on Friday 5th December 2014.The live broadcast event came to Felsted with a panel of four speakers, who answered challenging questions from the audience, reflecting on current political issues. Please click here to read more.



A Magnificent and Historic Community Pageant celebrates a 450 year old legacy

Felsted School came together with the local village community last Saturday May 24th to celebrate their combined 450 year old legacy. Children from all over the Eastern Region took part in a pageant and parade to celebrate the legacy of Richard Lord Riche, a key character in the history of the region. Please click here to find out more.



Royal Visit - Tuesday 6th May 2014

Felsted School enjoyed the crowning moment of its 450 year celebrations today as Her Majesty the Queen visited the School. Following in the footsteps of Her Majesty The Queen Mother, who visited for the 400th anniversary, it was an extremely special occasion.
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Felsted’s 450th - Historic service at St Paul's Cathedral!

Celebrations for Felsted’s magical milestone began today, March 21st, with a Service of Celebration at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Over 2,500 pupils, staff, parents and former students from across the world attended. The ‘Felsted Flyer’, a specifically chartered train from Chelmsford, transported pupils to the capital early on Friday morning.  

At the Service itself, the Cathedral was packed to the rafters with the great and good of Felsted past and present. A special anthem, written by Alexander L’Estrange, was sung by the Felsted Choir, alongside old favourites such as Jerusalem. Please click here to view the photo gallery.



450th Anniversary Winter Ball - SOLD OUT

The 450th Anniversary Winter Ball has now sold out! There is a possibility that the Ball Committee will be in the position to release more tickets in the coming weeks, so please keep an eye on the website, and in the Newsletter, for further news on this.



Felstedians show off their art skills for 450th celebrations! - February 2014

Year 9 pupils have produced a stunning piece of art to commemorate Felsted’s 450th anniversary in 2014. Every Year 9 pupil contributed at least one piece to the collaborative Art project, and the result of their endeavours is a fantastic mural.
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450th Celebration Anthem - January 2014

We are delighted that Alexander L’Estrange, composer of ‘Zimbe’ and other great choral works, has composed an anthem to celebrate the 450th Anniversary celebrations.  Alexander is an old friend of the school, having adjudicated at House Singing and helped us when we performed ‘Zimbe’ two years ago. Please click here to read more.

450th Anniversary Whole School Photograph



450th Anniversary Approaches - April 2013

With less than a year until Felsted School and its wider community join together to celebrate the School's rich history and future, preparations are well underway. Merchandise for the occasion will soon be available to purchase through the website www.felsted.org/450 where all the latest news and information about the year’s celebrations will be advertised. Recently I have visited Middle Temple, St Paul's Cathedral, Sir Robert Finch (OF) and English Heritage, whom I hope will support the year’s events. The 450th tree sculpture at the rear of the School's hockey pitches is also taking shape nicely despite the cold weather, showing resilience and prosperity, much like a true Felstedian!



400th Anniversary Organiser finally hands over to the 450th Co-ordinator!

Mr Henry Maitland, who played a key role in the 400th Anniversary organisations, met with Miss Hannah Grace this week to finally handover the documents that he had been storing since 1964. They catalogued the masterful operations of the 400th Anniversary and all of the documents are either, hand-written or typed, pre-email or even photocopying of course. Mr Maitland was very impressed with the preparations and planning that is already well underway and looks forward to seeing Felsted reach another pinnacle milestone in its already impressive history. Mr Maitland recalled many wonderful stories about the year’s festivities, along with the Queen Mother's personal tour of the Bury by a very young, dashing Hugh Dixon, Head of School (63-64). The schedule for the day went completely out of sync as she enjoyed herself and the School so much.



Felsted’s Flourishing Flora for 450th Anniversary - February 2013

As Felsted gears up to celebrate its 450th anniversary in 2014, preparations are already underway at this historic independent school. On December 1st, Paul King, an RHS Chelsea Gold medallist, assisted by Felsted’s International Baccalaureate scientists and Biology teacher Mrs Mandy Bonnett, set about planting a living sculpture designed by Mr David Smith, Arts Coordinator at Felsted. Please click here to read more.



450th Logo Winner - January 2013

Many congratulations to Ronan Willis whose design for the 450th Logo Competition, run in the Senior and Prep Schools, has been voted by the community as the winner.
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