Class of ‘96 are due to reunite 20 years after enjoying Neale Wade’s first prom

Neale Wade Academy.Picture: Steve Williams.

Neale Wade Academy.Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Neale Wade’s class of 96, who were the first year to have an end of year prom, are set to get back together again - two decades after enjoying the red carpet event.

The students campaigned to get a summer prom up and running alongside a campaign to be the first year to make ties standard for girls.

The reunion is set to take place in August next year and is aimed at being a family event so that past students can bring along partners and children.

One of the organisers, Col Pope, 34, said: “So far it has all been done through Facebook and out of 350 pupils there are 150 who have confirmed they want to attend.

“We want it to be a family occasion and are currently looking for the right venue along with entertainment to make it a great event for everybody. We are looking for support from local businesses who may be able to help make this a great event.”

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The day has been provisionally booked for August 6 2016.

If you would like more information or can get involved helping to organise the reunion contact Col Pope through Facebook or by emailing

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