I was at primary school (ages five to 11) in Surrey, England in the late 1960s when I got my first spanking from a teacher. I was about seven years old.
The school canteen (which was also the assembly room, modified by the use of fold-down tables) was a place of strict discipline. Talking was absolutely forbidden. Children would queue for their food, take it to a table, eat it and depart to the playground with no noise, other than the sound of cutlery jangling on plates.