From its foundation in 1930, with five teachers and sixty-four boys, to its transformation as part of the Wrenn School in 1975. We recall the headmasters that led its development, from its foundation with Mr Lay in the thirties, through the war years with Mr Woolley and the post-war years with Mr Wrenn, each in turn supported by the ever-present school secretary Nora Bavin
The characters that gave the school its flavour feature prominently: Froggy, Uncle, Nick, Jake, Eddie, Johnny B, Chunky, Spike, Beery, Danny, Father, Charlie, Gus, Buzz, Ivor, Tony, Johnny H, Cloddy, Cheyenne, Dave W, Bob T, and others who taught for a decade or more. England Rugby Internationals—Don White, John Hyde, Jeff Butterfield, Bob Taylor— and TV personality Sir David Frost each played their part. A galaxy of eminent guests left their mark, including Sir Alexander Fleming, Sir John Cockcroft, Sir Lawrence Bragg, Lord Birkett, Sir William Penney, Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks, Sir Peter Scott, Douglas Bader, Leonard Cheshire, Sir Compton Mackenzie, and Lord Mountbatten.