After the war it decided to re open the school (after considerable and persistent campaigning by the Rev. Crankshaw) as an independent grammar school and after considerable thought discussion and preparation the school formally reopened at 9 0 a.m. on ,January 17th , 1949.at this time there were thirty two day boys and thirteen boarders.

There were dormitories and a common room The Headmaster was Mr C.F. Hale, and there were two other full time masters, There were two forms: Form 1 for the eleven and twelve year olds, and form 2 for those up, to fifteen.

The present Staff Room was the Hobbies Room and upper and lower school were used as classrooms, Later the same year the Nissan hut was erected on the site of wat later became the site of the "new school dining room & 5th Dormitory" and work started on the extension of the main building.

In 1951, the Agricultural Hostel behind school was bought for conversion into a senior boarding house and the playing field area extended.

1955 saw the construction of a new boys toilet block & the prefects study (The construction of which was greatly contributed to by the Rev F.F. Le Brun Crankshaw) and the Gymn building to the south of the village was taken over from the RAF.

Gradually the number of boys increased, and in 1951, a 'B' stream was introduced. Unfortunately, tragedy struck the school when, in 1958,C.F. Hale died suddenly. He was succeeded in 1959 by Mr. H,A.C. Illman.

Another tragedy befell Scorton when,on december 9th, 1960 the school bus was involved in an accident in the fog on the A1 road and one Northallerton boy was killed and another seriously injured.

So dawned the 196O's, and a new library block was opened an Founder's Day, 1962, by Mrs. Hale, containing a Library, furnished in memory of the late Headmaster and a new classroom, North School.

Inside the Library were more than two and a half thousand books; outside were nearly two hundred boys living in an age of the minibus and the General certificate of Education. of the television and the transistor radio, The yearly round included Sports Day, swimming sports, cross country running, several games, Scouting, the concert, films, excursions, and countless other activities

And in their spare time, the boys visited the Tuck Shop. And at the end of every term, they left for their homes in every part of the world. This was the Scorton of the 1960's The future looked so bright!

(From the 1960s I have taken the liberty of appending a section outlining further developments from where MH's document stops. Please feel free to inform me of other information as you see fit: Jon Marshall).