In 2009 secondary education in Dursley entered a new and exciting phase. In September of that year a new school opened for pupils in the area. It is of modern design, using the latest in technological and ecological engineering and encompassing new educational ideas. The huge investment this involved came about for two main reasons: the previous buildings were no longer fit for purpose and the school was known for its very high innovative and creative standards in teaching. Rednock opened as a comprehensive school in 1971, taking its initial strengths from the secondary modern and grammar schools that were its forerunners. This moment seems a good time to look back briefly at these schools, and to the development of Redknock School from its early days. To do these schools real justice would take a substantial book but it is hoped that this slim volume will bring back memories to past pupils and will show why the Dursley area has cause to take pride in the secondary education that has been offered, and is being offered, to its young people.