Thirty Years On!
Photographer Mark Draisey visited a number of schools in the late 1980s and early 1990s to take a series of photographs for a study on public schools. A selection of these images from twenty-five school is now published by Halsgrove.
He visited Canterbury in 1989 and captured school life - in the classroom, study, dormitory, as well as on public occasions, especially Speech Day.
Mark writes: "I was generously granted unrivalled access to each of the schools, to photograph the everyday life, traditions and games that make the independent school system so unique.
Now, some thirty years later, the images depict a bygone time having been taken just before a universal movement to improve boarding accommodation, sports and teaching facilities at the majority of independent schools."
For a selection of pictures of the King's School, see: Mark Draisey, British public schools.