In 1944, the Burton Grammar School Headmaster at the time, Harold Stephen Moodey, decided that a history of the school was long overdue.
He set about producing a complete history which appeared as a supplement to the SPRING 1945 Cygnet, School Magazine. It was also made available to Old Boys of the school for the princely sum of 1s 6d (or 1s 9d posted).
The history covers the years from 1520 to 1884. He had already begun notes to complete the history from 1884 to the current time (1940s) but it was never finished due to the deterioration of his mental health and tragic death in 1950.