March 24th, 2017
A girl with an unblemished school record finally loses it
By Gillian Howard
During the years from 1962 to 1968 I attended a co-educational grammar school in North West England. I came from a fairly middle class family and had an older sister by 3 years and a younger brother by 2 years, and we all attended the same school. We have always been a very close family and although there are 3 years between myself and my sister we are very close friends and tell each other everything. She told me when she first slept with her boyfriend and I told her my thoughts and fantasies.
March 22nd, 2017
A lazy teacher receives a lesson herself
By Hilary Wilmington
Amid the screeching and hilarity a desk overturned with a crash and Miss Turnbull thought this was the cause of the sudden, shocked silence which descended on her class. Then she realised the girls were all scrambling to their feet. She turned and saw the headmaster standing behind her, with a face like thunder. A few girls went to retrieve the desk.
“Leave it!” He barked.
They froze, then returned to their places. He asked Miss Turnbull to step into the corridor for a word. You could hear a pin drop as they exited the room.
March 21st, 2017
A girl seeks revenge, but it goes horribly wrong
By Paul Notes
The walk, if you could call it that, seemed to Charlotte to last for ever. The pretty eighteen year old was being frog marched straight to the headmistress’s study.
She had been caught writing obscene messages on the wall of the toilets; a petty feud with another girl over a £3 lipstick. She had left the make-up in the changing rooms whilst going for a shower. When she came back, the lipstick had gone. Shrugging her shoulders, she thought she must have been imagining things, and had dropped it en route to the showers. That is, until the next day when she noticed Sally Smith, one of her classmates, putting on the same brand of lipstick that had gone missing from her bag.
March 16th, 2017
A girl sentenced to six of the best tries to soften the impact of the cane, with disastrous consequences
by Sally Cavendish
If the bus depositing 18-year-old Angie Roberts outside the school gates had not got held up behind a funeral cortege, she would have had ample time to get to the nine o’clock assembly without running. As it was, she had to sprint down the corridor so fast that when the headmistress, Dr Felicity Hammond, suddenly emerged from a side-door holding a sheaf of papers, a collision was inevitable.
“I’m s-s-so SORRY,” stammered the hapless sixth-former, crimson with embarrassment.
Dr Hammond had managed to stay on her feet, but the papers she had been carrying had been scattered to the four winds. Angie frantically picked them up and returned them to the headmistress with an apologetic curtsey. But, from the look of fury on Dr Hammond’s face, she had a sinking feeling that an apologetic curtsey would not be atonement enough.
February 25th, 2017
Envy proves a painful element in a friendship
by Holy Diver
St Anne’s Academy for Girls, England, 1979.
Hannah Anderson and Laura Chapman were returning to school after their summer break. The two girls were the best of friends despite being polar opposites of each other. Hannah was lazy but popular and always liked to mess around, while Laura was studious, athletic and had a more serious demeanour. They were both exceedingly pretty. Hannah was short but curvy and had long curly brown hair and freckles, while Laura was tall and statuesque with straight, jet-black hair. Their taste in music was also drastically different; Hannah was a big fan of punk rock especially ‘The Sex Pistols’ and ‘The Clash’, while Laura was an avid fan of mainstream pop music, particularly ‘Queen’ and ‘ABBA’. Over their school years, the two girls maintained a close bond. However, the once close friendship between them was about to be put under strain.
February 19th, 2017
A girls is having a bad day. By a new writer to us
Kate was late; nothing unusual in that, she was terrible at getting up and getting on in a morning, but today she was walking to school with a warm bottom. She knew what time she was supposed to get up but dragging herself out of bed was just too difficult. After much calling and threatening she had risen, showered and got her school uniform on and went downstairs for breakfast. After she had finished, her bowl went on the side and she prepared to leave.
“Put your bowl in the dishwasher, please.”
February 16th, 2017
She might be Head girl, but she can still be punished.
By Gillian Howard
I am Steve Gilbert and I go a boys grammar school in the North of England where I am in the 6th form. We have just been informed by the Headmaster that, as from September, there will be 15 girls joining our upper sixth class as the girls grammar school is being refurbished. I was also informed that I would be the Head Boy and I was to start school a day earlier so I could meet the girls and also get to know the girl that had been selected to be Head Girl.
February 10th, 2017
A sequel to The New Headmaster, Two sisters caned, The Crisis, and Reflections on Year One for the Headmaster
The new term was barely three weeks old when James Simmons was faced with a significant problem. The Headmaster’s secretary received a call from the local police that three girls had been caught drinking under-age in one of the pubs in the local town. The real problem was that they were with Alison White who was a relatively new teacher and it was her that ordered the bottle of champagne, and it was only when she ordered a second bottle that she was asked for evidence that the three girls were eighteen.
February 5th, 2017
Problems arise when a girl’s upbringing is at odds with her classmates
By Richard Marks
Ruth Barnes was 18 years old and in the Upper Sixth of Greenbank Girls’ Grammar School. She was shortly to take A Levels in History, Geography and English Literature.
Her father was the pastor of the local Evangelical Church and had strict standards of dress and conduct for his wife and daughter to accord with his interpretation of the teaching of his Church. They had to wear their hair long, could not wear make-up, drink alcohol, watch television and had to dress modestly with below knee skirts and tops with high necklines.
February 1st, 2017
A game at a party has painful consequences
By Gillian Howard
My name is Joyce Carr and I have just finished my GCE ‘A’ Level exams at our local mixed Grammar school. I have a very close group of 6 friends and a group of 12 others, mainly boys, who always hang around together.
Our school has always used corporal punishment and girls can be caned by the Headmistress over their knickers or the boys by the Deputy Headmaster over their underpants. Jennifer is the only girl in our group to have been caned and, while she said it stung at the time, she was only left with faint stripes on her bottom. After school and at gym the following day you could not see any marks. On the other hand, the boys said that Mr Rowlands really laid it on and the marks could still be seen after a week or more.