A brief history of developments during this period by Susan Daniels


1979-89. Bretton hall college of Higher  Education Wakefield Metropolitan District Council 


1981-93 building programme : Victor pasmore studio, estate house complex converted fir sculpture and ceramics, bungalow converted to nursery, cellars become art studio, chapel restored, Ezra taylor converted from day centre to general space, netball and tennis courts become car parks, dam head spillway restored , Batley centre built (NAEA), camelbacks house restored 

1988 HE incorporation act 

1/489 new form of governance : incorporation Principal also becomes chief executive and vice principals replaced by directors 

Bretton hall including 200 acres, lakes, woods, equipment 

Schools who had bought into using lakes cease to do so