Archive for ‘School & College Stories’

February 14th, 2019

Motivational Methods

A girl seeks help for her studies. By a new writer to us.

By Richard Campbell

“Ah, Norfolk. Do come in and sit down.”

Mr Roberts had been the headmaster of St Joan’s Girls School for many years. I had been in his office a couple of times. First when I joined the school in the 3rd year. On that occasion he was very pleasant. My second visit, in the 4th year, was all together different; he was stern and angry about my involvement in a prank. I got triple detention that time, with the threat of expulsion for any further poor behaviour.

His office was quite big, with space for his large old fashioned desk and chairs for guests to sit. Otherwise, there were a couple of filing cabinets and a tall cupboard.

February 3rd, 2019

Questions of Principle

Poor choices gets different generations into difficulty, but with similar results

By Jane Fairweather

Miss Thomson ran her hand rather sensuously over her very elegant nylon underskirt, which was itself covering the lower half of a rather lovely scarlet petticoat. The petticoat hid a very ordinary white vest, an extremely elegant black bra and fawn coloured directoire knickers, not to mention a small corset that doubled as a suspender belt and kept the worst of her stomach from view.

She had long ago decided that it was good in the evening to remove the stern grey skirt suit that served as her headmistress’s uniform in the day, and put on something altogether more informal. It served to teach the girls that one day they would be free to change into more elegant clothes in the evening when they had finished their day as a teacher or civil servant or secretary, and she liked her girls to know what dressing well looked like.

December 27th, 2018

The New Girl

A girl finds herself in serious trouble during her first day at her new school

By Brian Melville

When Mr and Mrs O’Rayen decided to relocate from Ireland to England, they had to find the perfect school for their eighteen year old daughter, Kelly, to finish her final year of school, as they did not want their daughter to go to a boarding school which might be far from home.

The O’Rayens decided on the exclusive St Mary’s Secondary School for girls, which was a private school in their new neighbourhood in the south of England.  St Mary’s had a rich tradition of producing well educated, well disciplined young ladies, due to the high standard of education and extreme scrutiny of all new students.

December 17th, 2018

Sixth Form Field Trip

Two girls get into trouble during a field trip

By Brian Melville

Eighteen year old Madeline May and Jessica Lawton were best friends since they could remember, and they were always in the same class at school since first form. Now the two friends are in sixth form and looking forward to the yearly sixth form field trip to a chocolate factory in the neighbouring town.

Maddy’s and Jesse’s, as they were known by their friends, story starts during a beautiful sunny day  during the summer of 1990, as the two tall, slender, leggy, blonde friends met up at the corner cafe about three blocks from school, like they did every morning on their way to school.

December 11th, 2018

Devotion To Detail

A headmaster deals with an awkward member of staff

by Hilary Wilmington

There was a knock on his door. “Come in. Ah, Mrs Hargreaves.” He congratulated himself on calling her ‘Mrs Hargreaves’.  She disliked being called ‘Matron’. On her first day, she had informed him, with the suggestion of a smile, that she didn’t think it suited her. To be fair, it was hard to imagine anyone less like the stereotype of a school matron. She was tall, dark and willowy and (with him at least) she was fond of adopting a ‘femme fatale’ manner. His eyes gravitated downwards to her legs and rested on them for a few seconds. They were exceptionally nice to look at.

November 28th, 2018

Elfreda’s Revenge

A letter from school spells trouble for a girl

By Jane Fairweather

“Your father wants to see you in his study, Miss, at once.” Said old Betsy James who had been the general dogsbody of the Kavanagh household at Monkhold House for as long as anyone could remember.

There was a sneer to the old woman’s face from under her old fashioned muslin cap as if to say she had never had a high opinion of her employer’s only daughter and what was coming was only justice and rather overdue. A far from comforting return home from school after the Autumn term, Elfreda Kavanagh thought to herself, remembering the spanking she had got after her first term in the Fourth Form. But Betsy was gloating rather too early in the day, she decided. After all, she was a young lady now and a Sixth Former; probably her father was just eager for a chat. And anyway, quite probably he had not got to hear of the silly piece of trouble that she had been in.

November 22nd, 2018

Abbie Thompson, For the Sake of £50

Different outcomes for two teachers

By Katherine Jones

“I’ve been sacked!” Abigail Thompson said out loud and repeated the words time and time again as she walked down the long corridor to the school’s main door. Deborah, the sympathetic HR assistant whose duty it was to accompany Abbie off the premises, chose not to answer. However, she gave her a brief hug and then gently ushered Abbie out into the cold and dark courtyard at the front of the school.

Getting away in her car and driving as quickly as possible off the school site became Abbie’s priority. She rammed her mini into gear and drove off, heading for a park she knew, five minutes’ drive away.

November 19th, 2018

Miss Michaels

Two girls get on the wrong side of a new teacher

By Brian Melville

Eighteen year olds Annabelle Rose and Danielle Victor were best friends since they met in pre-school at the age of five. The two had been in the same class since first form straight through to upper sixth form at Dickson Grammatical School, right on the eastern border of London. Dickson Grammatical catered for boys and girls, with a strict disciplinary code whereby both boys and girls could get Friday detention, corporal punishment or both, depending on the seriousness of the offence.

Corporal punishments included the slipper, cane, and even the wooden spoon some female teachers liked to use on the palms of naughty girls. There were also some first form girls who got sent to the deputy headmaster who had apparently pulled them over his lap and spanked their bottoms with his big, right hand.

November 16th, 2018

Touch Your Toes

A normally well behaved girl gets the slipper and her friend gets the cane

By Brian Melville

Oak Hill Secondary School was a school for boys and girls in the far north of England where both boys and girls were subjected to corporal punishment when they misbehaved. The deputy headmaster was the only member of staff that was allowed to administer up to twelve strokes of the slipper and eight strokes of the cane. All punishments were administered across the seats of the girls’ school skirts or trousers, as well as the seats of the boys’ short or long trousers.

Oak Hill had a very traditional school uniform for the boys, which was grey school trousers, white shirt, black blazer, grey socks and black school shoes. During winter, a black pullover could be worn under the black blazer. Sixth form boys wore a special sixth form maroon blazer and tie.

November 7th, 2018


A girl joins a new school and finds it an extreme learning experience

By Angela Fox


It is funny how sometimes, in the early morning, you wake up remembering a very wonderful dream and wish it could go on.  A dream so vivid and colourful that every detail is clear, though as you blink your eyes and become aware of your surroundings and come to understand that you have only been dreaming, those very details start to fade.  And as it fades there is a tinge of sadness that the wonderful things you were experiencing are disappearing and you feel an emptiness in their passing.