Cambridgeshire High School for Boys
|Destiny||Became Hills Road Sixth Form College|
It was later the Cambridge and County High School for Boys, and then finally the Cambridgeshire High School for Boys. It had around 600 boys in 1970, with 150 in the sixth form. It was transformed in the 1974 reorganisation of education in Cambridgeshire into Hills Road Sixth Form College.
The Cambridgeshire High School for Girls became the Long Road Sixth Form College.
- 1900 Rev Charles John Napoleon Child
- 1917 Peter Henderson (died 1917)
- 1917 Rev Charles John Napoleon Child [acting head]
- 1919 Major C. J. R. Whitmore
- 1923 Arthur Brinley Mayne
- 1946 Brinley Newton-John (father of Olivia Newton-John)
- 1954 Arthur William Eagling
- 1969 Colin W. Hill (subsequently Principal of Hills Road Sixth Form College, 1974–1984)
- Martin Amis (author) records in his autobiography "Experience" that he attended the school while his father Kingsley Amis and his mother Hilary were living off Madingley Road.
- Roger 'Syd' Barrett and Roger Waters of the rock band Pink Floyd attended the school. Barrett is remembered for the unprecedented way in which he resisted the school's strict code of conduct. The album The Wall allegedly draws heavily upon Waters' experience of the school. It is suggested that the songs The Happiest Days of Our Lives, which recalls the sadism of certain teachers, and the hit single Another Brick in the Wall part 2, which includes the famous lyrics "We don't need no education", were in particular aimed at his time there.
- Sir John Bradfield - Founder of Cambridge Science Park, the first Science Park in Europe.
- Prof Donald Earl, Professor of Classics at the University of Hull from 1978-87
- Peter Fluck, artist and sculptor
- John Gordon attended and was a close friend of Syd Barrett. They shared and interest in the arts and learned to play guitar together at Syd's home after school. John was a member of Joker's Wild along with Dave Gilmour. John, like Syd, went to Art School and John had a successful career as an Art Director and Design Consultant (before pursuing a second career as a Corporate and Celebrity Master Magician).
- Sir Clive Granger, economist, won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2003
- Michael Hall, Editor since 2004 of Apollo
- Bob Klose, early member of The Pink Floyd.
- Prof Freddy Marshall, marine biologist, and Professor of Zoology from 1972-7 at Queen Mary, University of London
- JJ (Jacko) Page (Rugby Union player) Capped 5 times at scrum-half by England in 1971 & 1975. Also played for Cambridge University, Bedford, Northampton et al. Not to be confused with the British Army General of the same name.
- Sidney Peters, Liberal MP from 1929-45 for Huntingdonshire
- Sir Hayden Phillips (former Permanent Secretary, Department for National Heritage/Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Lord Chancellor's Department/Department for Constitutional Affairs)
- Sir David Robinson
- William T. Stearn, botanist
- Sir Kevin Tebbit (former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence
- Tom Findlay of the band Groove Armada
- The artist Storm Thorgerson was a contemporary and friend of Syd Barrett and Roger Waters. He was the co-founder of the Hipgnosis partnership, who designed record covers for, amongst others, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Genesis and Muse.
- Mark Tout, the British bobsleigher, was a member of the team which finished fifth at the Winter Olympics of 1994. In the team was second in the World Bobsleigh Championships. He subsequently made regular appearances as a team member on A Question of Sport.
- David Parker, a Western Australian politician who served as Deputy Premier from 1988 until 1990.
- William (Bill) Tutte, mathematical genius responsible for breaking the Tunny Code (the Lorenz Code), at Bletchley Park in 1941. Tunny (also known as Fish) was an extensively-used German Second World War cypher more complex than the Enigma code, used by Hitler personally. Tutte went to Cambridgeshire High School on a scholarship in 1928, aged 11, and went on to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1935. After the war he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
- 'Surveys in Combinatronics', 2003, CUP, Wensley C.D.