This is class 5b at Clare Hall Secondary School, Halifax, in September 1952.
The photo was sent in by Brian Hoult (front row, second from the left), of Claremount Road, Halifax. These lads were all aged 14 at a time when children left school at 15 – which is why there are so few of them on the photo. The rest of the class, who were a bit older, left before the summer holidays but these boys had to wait until Christmas before they could escape! Pictured, standing, from the left, are T White, G Holden, David Thompson, Harry Oakley, Barry Jordan and Michael Oates. In front are Peter Raistrick, Brian Hoult, teacher William Scholes, John Capener and K Clark.