These pages look at aspects of Carlton-Le-Willows Grammar School’s history - the background,  the School’s official opening,  some of its staff and some of its successes.




·                In “Panoramas”  we will be presenting panoramic photos of the whole school,  beginning with the very first, taken in 1954.  Other panoramas will be added in due course.

·                “Setting the Scene” looks at the historical and social background when the School accepted its first pupils and first opened its doors.

·                “The School in 1956” describes its official opening by Lord Wolfenden:  you can read the programme and some newspaper coverage of the event.  The programme includes a plan of the school at that time.

·                “Stephen Marshall” is a memoir of the founding headmaster by his son,  Tim;  and “Bill Todd” is a memoir of “Toddy”,  the first head of Music,  by his daughter Marcia.

·                “Haydn Riley” is a tribute to a master craftsman and the school’s first Woodwork teacher by an early pupil,  Stuart Andrews.

·                “Magazine” has material from School Magazines from the first in 1957 up to 1972,  included by permission of the present School.






Our Grammar School’s story ended in 1973,  when it became a Comprehensive,  but for this site it’s hardly begun:    there’s lots more that could be told,  lots more than this site has collected.






Can you help us?  Tell us about our history;  about key moments you remember;  about staff and pupils whose achievements we should celebrate. 






Tell us how was life for you, then and since.  What did you hope for at school,  and how did that change?  Did Carlton-Le-Willows deliver what you wanted,  or what you later found you needed?  How did it compare with the education your own children or younger colleagues received?






You could offer a complete feature for this section,  or tell it to us informally so we can write it up ourselves.  Or you can just give us interesting scraps of information we can incorporate in future features.  We’d also like images or original material we can scan for the site.   You can send them to us physically or via email.






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