From the Western Times
24 December 1925
The first annual prize giving of the combined Junior and Senior school took place at the Parochial School on Monday evening. There was a large gathering of parents and friends and a short musical programme was admirably rendered and recitations were given effectively by D. Parsons, R. Thorne, J. Collins, V. Dicker, H. Randle, N. Weeks and J. Randle.
Miss S. A. Ellis, presenting her report on the Junior School, said that the past year had been one of continued set-backs. For many months, the attendance had been sadly affected by epidemics, but fortunately, the air was now cleared. They were pleased at the courteous way in which they had been allowed to co-operate with the Senior School.
A report presented by Mr. W. A. Bennett, headmaster of the senior school, showed that the general work of the school maintained a high level in spite of the set-backs they had experienced, An eloquent tribute was paid to Mr. George Smith JP (late headmster). They had secured two County boarding scholarships during the year - Lawrence Dorling and Gerald Tucker. Successes of previous scholars were referred to. Mr. P, Osborne MA; Oxon, had this year secured his MA in London, and Mr. Arthur Weeks was second in the senior County Scholarships and was now at Selwyn College, Cambridge.
Cordial thanks were now extended to the staff for their loyal co-operation, and an appeal was made to the parents to secure regularity and punctuality on the the part of their children.
The rector (Rev, T. M. Bell-Salter) in introducing Mrs. Hayter- Haines, said they were pleased to have the interest of so many friends in the school and its work. They still valued mr. Hayter-Haines' long work on behalf of the schools. He referred to the excellent workj the school was doing under the head teachers of each department, and remarked that "character will outlast all else learned at school."
Cheers were given for the staff and managers.
Junior School -
Class 1 Violet Dicker; Harold Randle
Standard 1: Annie White; Francis Hammett
Class 2: Gwendoline Stone; Frank Stephens
Class 3: Lois Thorne; Bobby Thorne
The Rector's Prize: Lilian Membery
Mr Hayter-Haines' Prize: Bertram Hill
Standard III: Joan Collins, Elsie Bremell; Wilfred Courtier; Reginald Snow
Standard IV: Marjorie Sharland ; C. Dicker; John Yeo; Dick Rowe
Standard V: Kate Betry; Nellie Weeks; Bertram Holman; P. Fitzpatrick
Standard VI: Joyce Randle; Marjorie Weeks; Peter Gray
Standard VII: Gladys Rice; Edna Reed; Walter Dodd; John Proudlock
Attendance: Christine Stone; A. Boyce; E. Boyes; G. Cann; M. Nickels
Progress: A. Bennett; D. Boyce; B. Sampson.
Rector's Prize: Gladys Rice
Mr. Haytor-Haines prize: John Proudlock.