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Staff in 1981

Miss Reddy was succeeded as head teacher by Mr Frank Harrison in 1976 until his retirement in 1982. Mr J. Clark was appointed as Dept Head in 1976 and Mr Charnock as Second Dept with responsibility for curriculum matters. Miss Brindle remained Senior Mistress, while Mr Hope was head of Senior School and Miss Holden for the Junior School.

Frank Harrison took early retirement in 1982 after a notable time as Head teacher. Some of these included the opening of a computer room in the Mercer Block, the purchase of a new minibus and the building of a garage through pupil/teacher efforts, but the highlight was the conversion of Room 15 into a school chapel to mark the silver jubilee of the school.

It was done to his design by a team of staff including Tony Charnock, Bernard Hayes, Tony Brindle and Peter Orrell, a senior member of staff, who had been a pupil in Mr Harrison's Art class back at the Golden Hill site.
The Silver Jubilee celebrations took place on 1st March 1982 with a mass for the whole school in the morning. During the week there was a nightly presentation of the The Boy Friend, produced by Tony Brindle and directed by Ann Swarbrick with music by John McDermott.
5th Year football team 1981-82 Sent in by Darren Salmon
Back row: Mr Orrell, Mr Harrison, Val Roberts, John Davis, Ken Beardsworth, David McDonald, Darren Salmon, Darren Longworth, Mr Hadge.
Front row: Paul Stablefored, Roy Hayes, Tim Kirkby, Paul Coles, Mark McCrone, David Wallbank, Victor Peake, Dave Hunter.
Mr Davidson, Ms Eyres, Ms Duckworth and Mr Robinson with the trophies.
In one year during the early 1980's no fewer than 21 trophies were won across the whole range of sporting activities. It became a pleasant embarrassment when the trophy cabinet could not take them all. One of the sccessful teams made a footballing tour of the USA and Mexico under the auspices of Barney Cambell and accompanied by Messrs Davidson and Irving.
Office Staff 1980. Mrs Hough (Bursar) , Mrs Spenser, Mrs Davies and Mrs Holden
In the winter of 1985/86 there was a sad loss when Stella Alston, who had worked in Geography and Careers died after a long illness. She was a kind and well liked teacher and many past pupils attended her Requiem Mass at St Mary's church. A geography trophy presented at Prize Day every year was dedicated in her honour.

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