Lottery Funding Supports Playground Project at Alderman Quilley School of Engineering

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Alderman Quilley School of Engineering Gets Lottery Funding For Playground

GARY CHALK was born in Eastleigh and educated at Chamberlayne Road Boys School and Alderman Quilley. He began his career as a coppersmith and worked for Hants and Dorset Motor Services.

Plans are to close the Alderman Quilley School on Cherbourg Road and merge it with Crestwood College two miles away. Hampshire County Council is holding a consultation on the move.


Gary Chalk was born in Eastleigh and attended Chamberlayne Primary School and Alderman Quilley Secondary School. He has a life-long passion for Southampton FC and has amassed what must be one of the finest Saints memorabilia collections in the country, including medals, shirts and caps.

Quilley school was founded in 1963 and opened in 1964 as a comprehensive mixed secondary school for 11 to 16 year olds with the head teacher Mrs Hayter who had previously run an all girls secondary school. The school is now part of Hampshire County Council.

The Chronicle understands that a consultation on the possible closure of Quilley is due to start later this week. Education bosses at Hampshire have said that the consultation will last a month before a decision is made.


CHILDREN at Alderman Quilley School of Engineering have been given the chance to build their own playground with help from Lottery funding. The school in Eastleigh has received £80,000 for the project which was matched by the local community. Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne visited the school to help celebrate the grant and to encourage more local projects to apply for lottery funds.

Pupils at the school have taken part in an exciting Scrapheap Challenge to design, plan and construct a fully functioning product which will enable an egg to be transported over a minimum distance of five meters. Year 9 pupils from Quilley and apprentices at Eastleigh College took part in the competition with some great ideas on show.

Education bosses are planning to merge the school on Cherbourg Road with Crestwood College two miles away. The move follows the school’s poor exam and performance results in recent years. Parents are being asked to give their views on the plans.


The LEA employs the school’s staff, owns its land and buildings and decides on the arrangements for admitting pupils. It also inspects the school regularly and is responsible for ensuring that high standards are maintained.

A 12-YEAR-OLD girl died after biting into a chocolate brazil thinking it was a strawberry cream at her Alderman Quilley School in Eastleigh, Hants. She lost consciousness and her heart stopped, and she was declared brain dead at hospital. She died five days later after her life support was switched off.

A 13-year-old girl hanged herself on the eve of her grandfather’s funeral after being sent home from school in disgrace for boozing. Her father found her body in her bedroom at her home in Eastleigh, Hants.


The school has a large number of facilities including a sports hall and a swimming pool. It also runs several international trips every year. It also encourages students to run their own groups and has various music involvements.

It is a Local Education Authority (LEA) maintained school, meaning that it is partly funded by the state and partly by fees paid by parents. The LEA employs the school’s staff and owns its land and buildings. It also decides admission arrangements and provides additional funding for pupils who need it.

It is located on Cherbourg Road, Eastleigh. It is a comprehensive mixed secondary school for 11- to 16-year-olds. It is rated “good” by Ofsted. Its neighbouring schools include Kings (Winchester), Mountbatten, and Thornden & Toynbee.

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