During the First World War, goods were in short supply and prices rose sharply. It was decided to replace the annual award of prizes with a certificate indicating that a prize would have, otherwise, been awarded.

Each of these certificates may bear the imprint 'Headmaster' or 'Headmistress'.

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1916 1917
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1918 1919

An image of a certificate for a similar purpose, but for year 1931-1932, has been reported. Possibly, deep cuts were required during the years of the Great Depression.