Stanley G Rees was appointed Headmaster in 1956. He was a former pupil at the school leaving in 1922. Thereafter he had valuable periods of teaching as Head of English at Denbigh and Gowerton Grammar School and some years as Headmaster of Pontardawe.
Mr. Rees stated that he felt overawed at taking over a school with such a high academic and sporting reputation. He considered that it was an immense, and even a daunting honour to follow William Lewis, Griffiths Thomas and T V Shaw – three men who succeeded in establishing the School as one of the finest in the principality.