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Unread 25 Jan 20, 10:57 AM  
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You are correct.
No OFSTED, no prom or disco at end of school. It was a boys only school!
Had sports day and day trips out. However missed my last two weeks as managed to spend sat outside the headmasters office for misbehaving (aka having fun) in class. This made my mind up so never went back.
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I'm 63 and went to school in Scotland. The whole class got the tawse once because nobody would own up to something.
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Just under 45 but we did have a leavers Ball.

Chalk rubbers often got flung at students

Did have Richmond tests in primary school (multiple choice with a weird grid overlay)
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We had an end of year event which essentially would be the pre-cursor to what would be a prom.

Schools were inspected, just the results weren't as available to the public as the means wasn't as easy as today.

No fines, but then again the learning was much more simple and less difficult than today, so the impact of missing days was less. Also term time holidays were less of an impact due to this and less foreign holidays were taken.

Completely different era and education system and standards.

There was far less international influence or global measures.

Thankfully physical abuse of children is now outlawed.

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I'm in my late fifties. No school prom, kids were never taken out of school for holidays, corporal punishment by teachers was the norm and Halloween wasn't really a thing.
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Im 46, we had a leavers dance in senior school. It was held in the school hall, a few dances that we had practiced in gym the weeks before.
I cant remember anyone going on a foreign holiday during school term, kids were only off if they were ill. Im not sure about regulation of class sizes but my first school was a rural school with only one teacher for the whole school. She taught all the 7 primary classes, I dont remember learning much😊. At age 8 she used to have to trust my year with the answer book to mark our own work in maths🤔😟.
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I left school in 1977 - never had a lot of holidays tbh (even during non term time) catholic school that caned people. (Life lessons) No OFSTED but Im sure they were inspected regularly. No proms and no giving teachers presents either. No parking problems outside of school , we walked !
Blighted by striking teachers in the winter of discontent too. My lasting memory was of stuck up hair, gaps in teeth, snot on sleeves, red cheeks - yes the strangest headmaster Ive ever seen.
We had nowt, but life was so much easier then.
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No prom but we did have an end of year disco. No dresses costing hundreds, no limos just a bag of sweets and a bottle of pop in the school hall !
Too scared of the teachers to answer back and the knowledge of the strap was enough to keep order without it even being used.
I cant remember anyone being kept off school to go on holiday. My friends and I didnt go so far ! A caravan in Wales or a week at Butlins was as far as we got.

I did love school though, genuinely happy days.
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