The school was closed for the summer holiday at the outbreak of war
Apart from the difficulties involved in moving, the war was soon to put added strain on the staff as the younger men volunteered for service in the army
School re-opens this morning in (1) the Church Room and (2) Congregational Room, Meeching Road, as the Boy's School has been taken over as a military hospital. Four of the staff viz. Messrs. Bulbeck, Maguire, Stace and Dudley have joined His Majesty's forces and the staff is consequently four short this morning. Miss Rhodes from Infant School was sent on a temporary keep
The ways in which the community was to support the war effort are evident
Headteacher received notice that the school has to be closed on 20th and 21st inst. for the holding of a Concert in aid of funds for Soldiers and Sailors Families Association
And the needs of the army always came first !
Children assembled as normal this morning but at 9.15 they were dismissed as the buildings were
required by the military authorities