The governors of the school - Biddulph Knypersley Secondary Modern Girls' School met for the first time on 16th MAY 1951 and during the meeting the new headmistress was selected. Miss A. Latham was appointed and she was to take up her new role with effect from 1st September 1951.
The first pupils came through the doors for the term commencing 11th September 1951, where it was reported that by 9.30 am the 254 girls on role were seated quietly in their own forms, registers marked and lessons begun.
The school was divided into 8 classes, each with its own form mistress. In addition to the 8 members of staff, there was Mrs Axon, Domestic Science Mistress, and Mrs Webber part time School Secretary.
School meals were not available until the 17th September when 68% of the pupils remained for the school lunch, which was described as: exceedingly good, being well cooked, well balanced, varied and served promptly and efficiently.
What is in the name ?
Well according to the information I have they were looking for a name in January 1952 when the following names were suggested: Bateman Secondary School, Churchfield Secondary School, Greenways Secondary School and finally, Knypersley Secondary School.
On Monday 5th MAY 1952 it was recommended to the education committee that the following name be adopted: Bateman Secondary Girls' School, Knyepersley.
This name remained with the school until the last reorganisation and the present middle school came about.
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