Central Secondary School, Worksop

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By Pat Malkin

The school pictured was once the Central Secondary School, it was built in 1925.

It was the school I attended and shows the girls playground and the dinner hall.

Centralians were called “Central Sausages” by the Priory School and the Priory School was called “Priory Humbugs” by the Centralians.

 

The Central School had a house point system where pupils could either win points or lose them.

The photograph of the closed gate would mean that I was late and would have some house points docked, which didn’t go down very well with the other members of the house.

 

I was in the house of Watts, which was green; Chopin was yellow, Shakespeare blue, and Newton red.

 

This page was added by Pat Malkin on 04/04/2011.
Comments about this page

I attended the Central Secondary Modern School from 1957-1960. Some of the teachers I remember were Mr. Kelsall(music) Mr Cole(Arithmetic). Miss Griffiths(English)a polish teacher who's name I can't remember, Mr Miles Mr Skelton Headmaster. There was also a married couple who's name I can't recall but she taught needlework. Great days when schools were a pleasure to attend

By Jim Charlesworth
On 15/11/2017

Mr and Mrs Mathers were the names you could not remember. There was also Mr Wetton taught art. I attende the central school in the late 50s and early 60s I was in chopin house we used to have merit cards on which points were given by staff for help given or good behavior. Happy days.

By Robert Charlesworth
On 04/12/2017

The Polish P.E. teacher was called Mr. Litegib. Mr Baily taught History. Mrs Brown girls P.E.

By Susan Lewis (Hibberd)
On 19/02/2018

I remember Mr Litgib. I think he was Austrian small fella very hairstylist. Introduced us to basket ball and gym equipment like parallel bars. I remember Sue Hibbard as well. I had a pal called john Hibbard was he related. Also Kenny Mitchell Ian Scott Graham Barnet. Linda Genders Jennifer Hopkinson. I lived on Waverley Pllace on Manton Estate. Happy Days

By Robert charlesworth
On 23/02/2018

I attended this school in the mid 1960s

I was in shakespeare

most of the teachers listed above were there when I was and there was also Mrs Locke who taught french,Mr& Mrs Mills who taught PE, Miss Walker who taught cookery,Mr.Whitehouse who taught English and Mr Mottram was the headmaster.

I was in trouble a few times with Mrs Mather as my skirts were too short and caught smoking in the toilets.

That big slipper she had came keen

Mr Solway taught group R

Mr Kelso was my favourite teacher and learnt to play the violin in his class

By Susan Brown
On 11/06/2018

I worked at Portland School in the 70's and several of the teachers mentioned in the earlier comments were at the school.  Mrs Mathers was Senior Mistress,  Mr. Whetton head of art.  Mr. Goddard worked at the Central School which was by then an annexe to Portland.  Everyone talked very fondly of the Central.  

By Elizabeth Powell
On 14/06/2018

we had a cookery teacher called miss ward and another one called miss walker.In one of the cookery rooms was a small room that was called a flat and a friend and myself invited 2 teachers for a 3 course meal which we enjoyed making and the teachers enjoyed eating.

There used to be a pond at the back of the school which you avoided on the last day of school as it was common practise to be  thrown in

By Susan Brown
On 19/06/2018

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