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Did you attend Northgate High School in Ipswich during the 70s or 80s?

PUBLISHED: 18:02 25 October 2016 | UPDATED: 18:48 25 October 2016

Northgate School sports day in July 1978

Northgate School sports day in July 1978

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Previously two schools, Northgate High School is currently the largest high school in Ipswich with 1,700 pupils on roll.

Northgate School sports day in July 1978Northgate School sports day in July 1978

Originally there were two schools - a boys grammar and its counterpart for girls. Northgate has seen thousands of students come through its doors over the 49 years the school has been a comprehensive establishment.

Northgate School sports day in July 1978Northgate School sports day in July 1978

And today, as we reach N in our A-Z look back at the history Ipswich, we are taking a look at some of the old photos in our archive.

Aerial photos of Northgate School in 1979Aerial photos of Northgate School in 1979

Did you attend during the 70s or 80s? Let us know what your memories were from your time spent there.

Aerial photos of Northgate School in 1979Aerial photos of Northgate School in 1979

As you can see, the school certainly had an enthusiastic approach to athletics. The school makes use of the Council-run Northgate Sports Centre, which has an Olympic standard running track, featured in some of the images below.

Northgate School soccer marathon held in January 1983Northgate School soccer marathon held in January 1983

Noteable graduates from Northgate High school include legendary film and theatre director Sir Trevor Nunn CBE, singer/songwriter Nik Kershaw, Brian Cant the long-established former BBC children’s television presenter, and Helen Boaden, director of BBC News.

Northgate School Eastern Counties Championship in April 1984Northgate School Eastern Counties Championship in April 1984

The school was awarded Language College status back in 1999 and was the first designated Language College in Suffolk.

Northgate School Eastern Counties Championship in April 1984Northgate School Eastern Counties Championship in April 1984

The original buildings at Northgate High School were built back in 1933, when the boys and girls grammar schools were separated.

Northgate School Eastern Counties Championship in April 1984Northgate School Eastern Counties Championship in April 1984

Let us know if you were a winner at one of these events or if you have any class photos or memories from your school days. Share your memories and photos via email

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