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Report - Westerleigh School, St Leonards-on-Sea - April 2019


Chloe Explores

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Yesterday me, my boyfriend and @Lewis Merrin visited Westerleigh for the last time! Honestly I’m so sad to make a post on this. I have explored this abandoned school so many times over the last couple of years - to see it in this state is really upsetting. I had seen a post on Facebook that demolition had started on the school awhile ago - but as we was in the area we took a stop off here to explore the demolition site as a farewell. The first time I went here was back in 2017 and I really enjoyed the explore. After that I couldn’t get enough of the place and kept on revisiting. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve been there. Every time I’ve been here the state of the place got worse. I think it’s fair to say this is the worst it could be. It’s in such a sad state. The place became viral after Joe Weller posted a video on YouTube of him exploring this school. He uploaded it in May 2016 - at the moment it has 8.3 million views. One part of the building that I’ve never explored before or even noticed is where the main entrance was. I always thought it was somewhere else but I located it. I know it was the main entrance because the blue door that was hidden behind boards had been thrown on a pile of rubble next to what looked like reception room window. Overall I really enjoyed exploring this for the last time. Sometimes I do like to take a peek into demolition sites of abandoned places. Farewell Westerleigh!

History -

Founded in 1906, Westerleigh was a private school situated in Hollington Park Road. In it’s day the campus catered for 360 pupils and employed over 40 teachers. Westerleigh saw many thousands of pupils pass through, including world motor racing champion James Hunt and many distinguished figures from World War II, as well as Richard Mason, the last person reported to be eaten by cannibals in South America. St Leonards College, situated on the same site, was founded in 1994 and achieved top ranking in Sussex for five years in GCSE grades A to C. Pitter-Patter Nursery and creche was also part of the complex.
The whole campus closed in the summer of 2004 due to financial difficulties.

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