out of interest I was a boy at Bisley Boys School, in Shaftesbury rd. 1954-1959,
I remember marching to church/ chapel on Sundays, my brother was also there with me, I was caned so many times, 3 in front of the whole school that I became used to it.
I was also a boy that other boys liked, and two masters too, so I have happy memories of fighting them off, when I could.
Still I have been told that, that problem was rife at most boarding schools in england at that time!
However I still have happy memories, of adventures in the common, the tanks firing at night on the range, hunting snakes etc. in the bracken, scrumping the headmasters prize apples, for which I was caned, telling spooky stories in the dorm. at night, raiding parties from one dorm to another, the CV shout when masters were abound.
once the chapel was on fire, and we junior boys were beating the flames, dressed in our dressing gowns...also there would be fantastic fires on the common, after the fires we would find, frogs, etc burnt to a crisp.
I shall tell some other real stories if I have anyone interested, meanwhile ask any questions and I shall give a truthful answer.