Airthrie was established in 1940 as a boarding school for pupils evacuated from an established school in Margate. A caring and homely environment was established for these young pupils, who settled quickly into the relative safety offered by Cheltenham and Airthrie’s reputation grew, appealing to more local parents. After the war, the school continued to develop into what you can see now - a thriving day school, which has gone through much educational change but has nevertheless retained the friendly, family ethos on which it was founded. Airthrie offers a warm, welcoming ambience well suited to young pupils taking the first steps in their educational journey.
A full history of Airthrie, from its beginnings as Northumberland House in 1915, is now being written by a small research team led by the husband of the current Principal. A section on the immediate post-war history is now being researched and written with the help of one of the longest serving teachers, Jane Chatham, who is contacting former staff and alumni. Should you be able to contribute historical information or anecdotes, we would be pleased to hear from you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.