By: Shane Bernard; Lorraine Rossiter; Vincent Huxford; Derrick Cooper; Dawn Hambridge; Yvonne Legg; Tracey-Ann Morgan; Rebecca Wise; Ian Willoughby and Stuart Wakes.
This booklet entitled "Chipping Norton School" seems to have been produced as a guide for primary school pupils moving up to Chipping Norton. I estimate it was produced around 1983 but if you know better email me!
FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF CHIPPING NORTON SCHOOL
'Chipping Norton School is big and it has huge corridors and many classrooms
and good games lessons. Good things about Chipping Norton School are the choice
of lessons, more cookery and other design lessons. The fetes, singing and music
competitions, hobbies exhibitions.'
'Our school is very big but after a few days I could find my way around it.'
'You can have sweets up here at break time when you could not have them down the Green.'
'There is better sports and science equipment. There are lots more things to do at dinner-times.'
'My first impression of Chipping Norton School was how big it was and how would I be able to get to lessons in 5 minutes, when it would take me that long to think which end of the school it is. I am in the 3rd year now but I still don't know the numbers of some of the rooms. Chipping Norton School is not much different to primary school just it is bigger, there are more people and there are more different types of lessons.'
SOME SILLY JOKES
Q. Where was the first chip fried?
What do four elephants play in the back of a mini? Squash!
Little boy who?
Little boy who can't reach the door bell
Why did the hedgehog cross the road?
To see his flat mates
How do you fit four elephants into a mini?
Two in the front and two in the back.
What goes black, white, black, white, black?
A nun rolling down a hill.
Paddy and Murphy were walking down the road. Paddy fell down a hole. Murphy said 'Is it dark down there?' Paddy said 'I don't know, I can't see?
LUNCH-TIME AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
There are many clubs and activities. There are clubs which include games and
other clubs which include Technical things. Nature, etc.
Clubs include - football, Hockey, Rugby, Trampolining, Netball Basketball, etc.
These clubs are on throughout the week, every lunchtime and after school. Other clubs such as Windband and Orchestra, Science and Computer Clubs.
So if you are interested in something come to club and leam much more about it or go to a club and learn about something which you have never done beforeo
WORD SEARCH ABOUT SCHOOL
1. No running in corridor.
2. No swearing at teachers.
3. Do your homework.
4. No talking when a teacher is speaking.
5. No chewing.
6. No talking in assemblies,
7. No eating in class.
8. No going down town at dinner-time.
9. Do not be late for lessons.
10. No smoking in school.
11. No writing on walls.
12. You must wear school uniform.
13. No taking food out of the dinner hall.
14. No climbing on school roofs.
15. No jewellery.
You get a breaktime detention for disturbing the class, and a dinner time detention for having late homework or a bit of a fight. You get a School Detention for swearing at teachers or damaging school property and you will get suspended if you don't go to school detention, and if you hit a teacher you could get expelled. In detention you copy out of books and School Detentions are from 3.30 to 5.10 p.m.
THE HOUSE SYSTEM
In Chipping Norton School we have a house system. There are three
houses - Glyme, Evenlode and Windrush.
About three weeks before you come you are given a letter at school to say what house you will be in. Everybody in the tutor group is in the same house. They are important because they help you if you are in trouble. They also tell you off if you are naughty. These are the Heads of House:- Glyme - Mr. Lewis, Evenlode - Mr. Hill, Windrush - Miss Read. The Head of the Lower School is Mr. Miners.
AN INTERVIEW WITH THE HEADMASTER
Q. Were you a Headmaster before you came to Chipping Norton School?
A. Yes, I was at another school; down in the South of Oxfordshire in Wantage.
Q. Do you approve of school uniform?
A. Pupils should wear school uniform appropriate to work in. This should be sorted out from what they wear for leisure.
Q. Do you like this school?
A. Yes, I do like this school, especially the pupils.
Q. what are the good and bad points about being a headmaster?
A. Good: You can do something to get your ideas into operation. You can make things happen the way you want them to go. Bad; I have not much money to spend. It has to go a long way.
Q. Do you think teachers should wear a uniform?
A. No. If I made teachers wear uniform I would lose some very good teachers.
If you live in a village you will go on a bus to school. You should get a bus pass from the person in charge of buses - Mr. McCaul. The bus is free if you live more than three miles away from school. If you go to a club after school and you live in a village you can go home on a bus. This bus goes to every village. It only runs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and it means you get home very late.
In the first year you can go to the Christmas Party. This is a party when 1st, 2nd and 3rd years can ask their teacher to tea. Six pupils get together and ask a teacher to sit with them on their table. You have to make the table look as good as possible and the best one. gets a prize. You can bring your own clothes to change into after school. After all the food they play games or sometimes the teachers do an entertainment.
GAMES FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
Girls Games - Summer
In the summer the girls do tennis out on the tennis court behind the Sportshall. You have to be careful playing because if you hit the ball too hard it might go over the fence into the .long grass and you might not find it again. Also the girls do athletics which is done on the school field. Athletics -is when you do long jump, high jump and shot put and running and also javelin and discus. One lesson a week or sometimes once a fortnight the girls go swimming.
Girls games - Winter
In the winter the girls go outside and inside. Outside the girls do hockey on the field where there is a big dip. As well they do netball near the other side by the tennis court. Inside you do gym and dance and even hockey and netball. You do gym and dance in the gym hall. In gym you do the same as down The Green. In dance you learn how to dance. Sometimes you might do trampolining in the gym.
Boys Games - Summer and Winter
In the summer the boys do five-a-side football and cricket and they do athletics as well, just the same as the girls. The boys go swimming too but on a different day. In the winter the boys do football and rugby on the field. They do basketball in the Sports Hall. Sometimes the boys do trampolining and handball.
GLASEBURY AND KILVROUGH
Glasebury and Kilvrough are both out-door centres. At Kilvrough, which you
can go to in the second year, there is horse riding, caving, coastal work and
mapwork and you go in Bishapton Valley and there is a Jungle Jim. On the fourth
night you go to Swansea indoor swimming pool. It costs 45p in the pool. Its
got a wave. machine and it is great fun. The food at Kilvrough is alright.In
the morning you have cereal, toast or a cooked breakfast. Every night you have
to write a diary for about an hour.
At Glasebury there is a lot more activities like canoeing, camping and mapwork. As at Kilvrough you do the same things at Glasebury. You are given boots and waterproofs and rucksacks to use at both centres You go to Glasebury in the third year.
THE SCHOOL DAY
Registration starts at 8.40 a.m. - Monday to Friday. The register is taken and then we stay in our tutor rooms until 9.10 a.m. unless we have an Assembly. There is then five minutes from 9.10 a.m to first lesson which starts at 9.15 a.m. First lesson is for 55 minutes and it ends at 10.10 a.m. A bell will then ring. You have another five minutes to get to second lesson which starts 10.15 a.m. Second lesson ends at 11.10 a.m. and a bell will ring for breaktime. Break is for a quarter of an hour and ends at 11.25 a.m. A bell rings five more minutes before third lesson, which starts at 11.30 a.m. This lesson ends at 12.25 p.m. Lunch break is from 12.25 p.m. to 1.20 p.m. There is registration for five minutes and then there- are two lessons in the afternoon. School ends at 3.30 p.m. You have to be out to the bus before 3.40 p.m. which is when the buses depart. Later buses for after school clubs depart at 5.00 p.m.
DINNER TICKETS AND THE TUCK SHOP
On Monday you get your dinner tickets in the typewriting room.
The dinner tickets are 65p each and for a week it is £3.25 If you don't
get your dinner tickets on Monday you can get them from the Tuck Shop. The dinner
tickets are blue, green, pink and they have to change them because of stolen
ones. The numbers are recorded in a book. When it is dinner time you queue up
near the mirror near the typewriting room. The dinner lady lets you in a couple
at a time. Then when you give your dinner ticket to the dinner lady at the next
door, you go through Hatch A and get your dinner. Then you come out the out
door and get your knife and forks and spoon. Then go and sit down and eat.
In the Tuck Shop you can buy sweets such as Twix, Mars, Crisps, Chewey sweets. Polos and biscuits. Costs:- Crisps 12p, Twix 14p, Snaps 8p, Chewey sweets 10p to 12p, Polos 8p, Biscuits 10p to 12p
Mr. and Mrs. Knighthall serve you and run the Tuck Shop. It is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.