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I entered the Grammar School in September 1953. At that age you assume that everything has always been there and it was not until much later that I discovered that it had only become a Grammar School after the Education Act of 1944. Fees were abolished and admission was based upon selection - the notorious 11+. This also meant that everything you needed (apart from a pen) was supplied - exercise books, file paper, drawing pencils (coloured green as I recall), protractor and compass. All this was administered by Mrs Burley, the school secretary, from the Stock Cupboard every Monday.
We all wore dark green silk ties with narrow red and yellow diagonal stripes. Boys wore peaked caps. I don't recall what girls wore on their heads but it may have been some sort of grey bonnet.