Pictured: Bertie Edwards, Furze Platt's second Headteacher.
The status of the school has evolved twice since 1973 - as a specialist school for Maths and Computing since 2003 and as an independently run Academy since 2011.
Beyond that, however, lie the accretions of the past 50 years - first class teaching facilities, professional drama and music studios, well equipped science laboratories, and our fantastic sports facilities in our modern leisure centre, available to all students and staff and open to the public outside school hours too.
The areas in which the school excelled more than fifty years ago have grown and developed too.
The school's comprehensive ethos and its roots in the local community have continued, and its students continue to flourish and excel.
We celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2013 with a special event involving all our students, with ex students and staff also invited to come back and see the school in its present form.
We hope this page will evoke nostalgia for all those who have known the school in the past and act as a celebration for all that the school has become.
We are always keen to hear from our Alumni, please do email [email protected] any news.Pictured: First day at Furze Platt, 23rd April 1963 Pictured: Mr D Whitaker, Furze Platt's first Headteacher (photo courtesy of the Maidenhead Advertiser, November 2011) In 1973 the school was renamed Furze Platt Comprehensive School, following the reorganisation of secondary schools in Maidenhead.Bertie Edwards, the then Headteacher, submitted in his Speech Day address "that in the range of activities, the progress of pupils, their achievements in so many ways, their behaviour and high standards of our pupils and their concern for other people, these young people of Furze Platt provide a firm and positive answer to those people who attack comprehensive schools and the young of today".The PDST is the national contact point for Scientix in Ireland.Information Page Checkout their website for resources, information and international workshop opportunities on STEM.