HUNDREDS of former pupils came together to celebrate a popular school's 60th anniversary.

More than 150 people dropped in to the Willink School in Burghfield Common for tea, cake and a tour around the buildings.

It was part of a special celebration to celebrate the school's 60th anniversary and members of the original cohort of 1957 attended to reminisce and look at the changes to the Hollybush Lane site.

Alison Kerevan, head of governors at Willink, said: "It was a joyful day and lovely to watch people meet up and connect. So many of them had great memories to share, especially of the influence their teachers had on them."

The event was also attended by pupils who left the school this year.

Headteacher Peter Fry was on hand to welcome the school's past three headteachers.

Mr Fry added: "It gave such a sense of continuity to have three of us there: there can't be many schools with a similar record."

Recently retired deputy head Malcom Summers also attended the event on September 16 and showed off copies of his recently published book about Henry Willink, the man after whom the school was named.

Teacher-led tours around the school were hugely popular and former pupil Chris Fox was stunned by the changes.

He said: "It was amazing to see how the school has changed in the last 12 years, including the building of a new geography block by the cadet hut and the addition of a 3D printer in what used to be textiles."

There was also a brief display about the school's history.

Ex students are being urged to join the school's alumni association by visiting its website or emailing