Bill Buckland recalls:
Mr. Bright was my first headmaster who had guided the school through the transition phase brought about by the ’44 act. He could be funny: at a mixed sex hockey game between the staff and the school he played goalie and at one point had some boys boarding up his goal.
I was called into his study once and he kept me waiting whilst he studied some papers on his desk. He looked up and asked “why are the police calling me about you Buckland”. I started to splutter wondering if it was poaching, scrumping or using my catapult to break the insulators on telephone poles. Bright interrupted my spluttering to tell me not to confess to any misdemeanours as he had really called me to let me know that the Governors were awarding me a scholarship of £15 per annum.