2018-12-04

Frank Newby

Those of a certain age who grew up in Orsham might want to know that Frank Newby the former Headmaster of Forest School for Boys has died. He was well ahead of his time particularly in being a strong advocate of lifetime education. There’s an obituary on the ad heavy West Sussex County Times website.

In keeping with my policy of minimal engagement with education I didn’t have much to do with him; though when I was volunteered to write for the school paper he did ban one of my articles questioning the Head Boy system and related expenditure.

That’s reminded me I attempted to be a conscientious objector to being made a Prefect - but that didn’t get very far.

Despite these oldfangled terms it was actually a progressive Comprehensive school.


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