I have many happy memories of this school, I went there when it first opened, we were so lucky, the school had all modern equipment and really nice classrooms, and a brilliant Headmaster, Mr Phillips, he was very strict but fair, as were most of the teachers, Miss Leadbetter, Mr Flowerdew,Mr Powell, Miss Smith, Mrs Tilbrook, Mr Priest - these are the names that I can remember. I became a Prefect in my final years and loved every minute. Still have photos of school and staff and my reports together with the opening brochure that was issued. Recently revisited this place as my granddaughter is a Teaching Assistant there, she was also a pupil and the visit was very emotional as her classroom was also mine, although different seats, she sat at the front and I in the middle of the same line, how spooky is that! Mr Phillips was a lovely gentleman and always remembered everyone's name, which I thought was amazing with so many pupils. I also remember that everyone respected him due to the fact that he was strict and we didn't seem to have any problem pupils. I know that as soon as the Headmaster was in sight everyone listened to him and did as he asked, and if you did misbehaved you stood outside the classroom door and waited to be called into his office. Those were the days, I cried when I left.
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