Nunthorpe Grammar School

Last Updated: 21/04/2022

Nunthorpe County Grammar School for Boys

This school was opened in 1920, in a house in Southlands Road purchased and adapted by the city. There were 64 boys enrolled in March 1921. An assembly hall was added in 1925 and a headmaster's house built before 1932. There were 425 attending in March 1933. Extensions to provide accommodation for 120 boys were added in 1938. There were 478 boys attending in 1945.


I started at Nunthorpe in 1959. My base classroom was in the new block. It had 5 classrooms, the Art room and the Physics labs upstairs. My form master was Mungo Park. I met him 12 years after I left. I bought him a pint at the Fox in Dringhouses. The master in the class nearest the entrance was Greasy Graham. He was a great linguist but not so good as a teacher. Leaving in 1963 wasn't a complete break as my lecturer at York Tech was Vincent Cable's dad. (Michael Johnson 30/03/2021)

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