The picture here was sent in by Arthur Harada, who lives in Dorset, who tells us: 'In September, 1955, when I was 17 yrs old and waiting to go to Chester Teacher Training College to be trained as a maths and science teacher, I was appointed to be a general subjects teacher at the then newly-opened Edge Hill Secondary Modern School
for Boys, in Durning Road, for one term.
I've not been called a racist name since I was at secondary modern school
Since then there have been many changes with the introduction of the secondary modern school
, which was a big improvement but again relied on selection.
I was not clever enough to pass the 11-plus examination in 1964 (and probably still wouldn't pass the same exam 52 years later) and consequently went to a secondary modern school
I know a man who returned as a 12-year-old from Canada in 1955 and was put in a local secondary modern school
, a rather grim place which was essentially a holding area for boys whose sole ambition was to leave at fifteen and join their fathers at the Austin.
It was called Ada Road Secondary Modern School
and the entrance was in Ada Road.
LYNNE GIBSON Tel: 07847 001484 I WOULD like to hear from anyone educated at North View Secondary Modern School
, Heaton, Newcastle in the 1940s.
A cookery class, right, at Archibald Secondary Modern School
in 1950 includes Margaret Wood, Tonia Claypole, Margaret Neesham, Zillah Wilson, Annette Hanratty, Sylvia Hatfield and Denise Macdonald.
Cyntwell Secondary Modern School
in Ely, Cardiff, in July 1964
He attended St Margaret's CE Primary School, in Durham, he later studied at Whinney Hill Secondary Modern School
, and then Johnston Grammar School, which went on to become Durham Johnston Comprehensive School.
During the current year, the initiative is being expanded to secondary modern school
( Hauptschule ) students in Germany and practical project days will be used to nurture the skills young people will need when they enter the work world.
When I told him he replied: "So you'll be going to the Secondary Modern School