MP Christine Oddy will join fellow ex-pupils of Coventry's Stoke Park School when they
celebrate the 80th anniversary of its founding.
Around 200 former pupils, many of whom now live in other parts of Britain, are expected
to attend a series of events in the city to mark Stoke Parks establishment in January 1919
as a girls' grammar school.
Ms Oddy, who represents Coventry and North Warwickshire, attended the school from 1967
to 1974 before reading law at London University.
The service will be followed by a buffet lunch at the Britannia Hotel and old boys and
girls have been invited to join another ex-pupil, Coventry's Lord Mayor, Cllr Maggie
Rosher for tea in the Guildhall.
Stoke Park School was originally situated in Bray' s Lane and moved to its present site
in Dane Road during the Second World War, during which part of the buildings were used as
a f ire station. In 1975 it became a mixed comprehensive school and has now been
designated as a school and community technology college.
Ms Oddy said:
"I owe a tremendous amount to Stoke Park for the education it gave me and look
back with affection on my days there.
"I particularly enjoyed History of Art with Miss Glover, English with Miss Payne
and French with Miss Ball and Mrs Evans. Id already decided by 16 that my ambition
was to study law on the continent."