My memories are from way back in 1947 when Mr Day was the headmaster and Miss Baker, was in charge of the girls . Marching in line every morning from the main building the girls were fully scrutinised by this austere grey headed woman with the proverbial "bun" hairstyle. Don,t dare be seen with a stained navy gymfrock, wearing what she called a "grey"collar,dirty shoes or your hair touching your collar..oh yes chewing gum !!!! Your tie had to tied correctly and definitely no ladders or ,holes in your long black stocking which were worn year round . We wore navy brimmed hats with the school badge pinned to it. I can remember vividly how we kept the brim,stiff, by sprinking sugar and pressing it with a hot iron and brown paper . Assembly for the school was across the road with the girls in front and boys in the back and of course the inspection by Miss Baker also happened on the return journey .
Miss Methuen took typing and shorthand from memory .. and of course the typewriter keyboard was covered with a cloth which meant we learned by touch those days.