King John School 1965 - 1969

Leavers Class of 1969 (1965-69)

Hello everyone, our year left in 1969 so we have decided to hold a reunion in 2018 at the Leigh Community Centre, the last one was held 30 years ago.

We so far have an organising group of TREVOR LAW, DAVID GIBSON, GARY GIMSON, BARRY HOWARD and myself.  We are having problems tracing the ladies of this year so any help would be greatly appreciated.  Please feel free to drop me an e-mail to and I will be happy to chat …let the good times roll!

Another Reunion Coming up in 2019

We are repeating the CLASS OF ’69 this year in LEIGH-ON-SEA. On FRIDAY 29TH MARCH, 2019.

Benfleet Secondary School, now King John School
Aerial view of King John School
Edward Clack

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  • Wow. The memories flood back!
    I loved my time at KJSS . I left in 1969. To go to Rayleigh Sweyne.
    How time has flown!!
    If there is another reunion. I’d love to be there. Maybe even with my sister from the year before me!

    Editors Note – Rosemary, there are plans for a reunion later this year. You will find details on the featured article on our home page ‘King John School Platinum Jubilee Celebration’.

    By Rosemary antill (10/01/2023)
  • Hi I left in 1969 now retired would love to hear from anyone and also if there is another get together after covid.

    By Derek Murton (28/11/2022)
  • Hi Everyone.
    Yes, Rosemary and I are in touch regularly by e mail and I live in Australia now. Married with 3 beautiful grown up girls.
    I would love to have a reunion (Jeff Rossiter) Class of 1969/1970, and would return to England just to attend (and for a holiday!!). I loved looking at the photos, thank you for posting on this page.

    Editor – Linda, I hope I am remembering correctly, I think we were in the same class at Thundersley Juniors. I am Eileen Gamble nee Emery. I mention this as I wonder if you have seen the section on Thundersley Primary. There are several pages of class photos taken during the late 50s and early 60s. I am in several and I have spotted what I am fairly sure is you in at least three. This link takes you to one page where I think you are in photo 5, Miss Cartwright’s class, fairly central in the photo.

    By Linda Vartanian (Goddard) (01/01/2021)
  • I was at King John from 1965 to 1969 (left at the end of the 4th year). I would love to get together with those who I was at school with. I am still in touch with Linda Goddard (now living in Australia) and Barbara Lake and fairly recently bumped into Kenny Buckley at a funeral in Thundersley. I have so many good memories of my time there.

    By Rosemary Usselman (nee Mitchell) (30/12/2020)
  • The King John School 1965 – 1970. Perhaps a reunion?

    I attended King John from 1965 to the summer of 1970 and my word haven’t the years flown ! We were a smaller year in numbers as The Appleton School opened in 1965 reducing both schools numbers. I think we had a good bunch of pupils and looking back I remember so many faces with affection. I see few people from school these days but wondered if anybody out there would be interested in a get together this year 2019….Hope to hear from you!

    By JEFF ROSSITER (30/04/2019)
  • Former pupils who left KJS in 1968 and 1969 needed.
    We are repeating the CLASS OF ’69 – On FRIDAY 29TH MARCH, 2019.

    By Eileen Gamble (20/02/2019)
  • We are repeating the CLASS OF ’69 this year in LEIGH-ON-SEA please contact myself. On FRIDAY 29TH MARCH, 2019.

    By neil harding (14/01/2019)

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