The Changing 'sixties
King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon 1963-1981



Stephen Pratt, headmaster 1963-1981, with school prefects, 1981

The 'sixties and 'seventies saw not only changes of approach at the school but also a large rebuilding programme, necessitated by a growing sixth-form and made possible during a period when finances available to education were increasing.

Read the reminiscences of pupils and staff from this period in the gallery


Other resources on the school
in the sixties and seventies


Warwickshire & Worcestershire Life
Gillian Statham's article describes the ethos of the school in 1969 and records the rebuilding work of the time, including a sixth-form common room, swimming pool and gymnasium

Gymnasium, 1969

'Playing Day at Stratford' in the historic courtyard

In 1964 the world's attention turned to Stratford-upon-Avon in order to celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. The school's contribution was an entertainment called Playing Day at Stratford.
The headmaster of the time and the two principal players remember those performances.


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