8th February Miss MM Allan, School doctor visited
the school today assisted by Nurse Winterburn.
29th March Joseph Barnes finished his duties
today as school cleaner. Owing to the
crowded state of the school the West Riding Education Committee has informed
the School Managers that the usual practice of promoting children from the
Infants dept., will not take place this year.
Consequently the classes have been divided into six classes. These classes are:
Boys Girls for 1st
Class 1 20 24 Mr Thos. H Warren C
Class 2 26 22 Miss M Grimshaw C
Class 3 19 27 Mrs HA Hancock U
Class 4 26 19 Miss Nellie Murgatroyd C
Class 5 28 25 Miss Marion Waller C
Class 6 26 27 Miss Elsie Hickleton C Trained Bingley TC
Emma Lilian Preston St T
W Smith HT Trained St
April Received notice that three children hose fourteenth birthday occurred
during last week’s holiday are exempt from further attendance: Albert Whitham,
Sam Hutchinson, Millie Rhodes.
Mr Wm Hogg,
Church View, Off Town commenced duties as School Cleaner.
April County Minor Scholarship Examination held 16th February –
Received notification from the Education Dept. WRCC the undermentioned children
have passed have passed the written examination. Those marked with an X are asked to attend Yeadon
& Guiseley Secondary School on various dates to undergo an Oral
X Long Harold
X Oxley Jack
April Whole day’s holiday given, marriageof Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth
May Mirs Nellie Murgatroyd has been granted two weeks leave of absence without salary. Her husband has been away in India for more
than three years and Mrs Murgatroyd wants to spend a week or two with him on
the Continent. Miss Mary Alice Hallday
has been engaged as Supply Teacher and takes Class 4. Finished 8th June.
June Result of the award of scholarships published this morning in the
mentioned have gained scholarships:
Const. M Gee
September During the week several promotions have been made, one reason for
this is the admission of children from the infants dept. Names of children
First (top) Class
Jas. Arth. Jackson
Edith E. Collins
Staff 1st class Mr TH Warren 36
2nd Class Mrs M
3rd Class Mrs HA
4th Class Mrs N
5th Class Miss M
6th Class Miss Elsie
St 1 Teaher
Miss Emma L Preston to 14h September after which dateshe proceeds to
Bingley Training College. Signed DW
Smith Head Teacher
September Mirs Nellie Murgatroyd finished work in this school as Assistant Mistress.
Her husband having obtained a position in Toronto for which city they sail on 12
October Miss Emily Exley commenced work as Temporary Assistant Teacher.
October Richard Norris left the school to return to his home in Starbeck.
November Mr FE Sharp who has been appointed to the headmastership of this
school spent part of the day here.
November Miss Emily Exley finished her work here as Assistant Teacher (Supply).
November Miss Janette Bachelor, The Old Vicarage, BIlton in Ainsty commenced
her duties as Assistant Mistress. She is
a trained CA Bingley TC 1921-23 and takes charge of the 4th Class.
November a final reunion of the Old Scholars was held in St Margaret’s Hall , over
300 being present………………After the Vicar’s opening remarks I was presented with
an illuminated autograph book containing the names of 700 subscribers.
30th November I am now concluding my last as headmaster of the Horsforth National School haing served from 2nd February 1885 until 30th November 1923………..DW SMITH
29th February Mr Wm. Hogg, Caretaker, has
tendered one month’s resignation today.
31st March Mr Wm. Hogg, Caretaker, ceased his
1st April Mr J Foster commenced his duties as
school caretaker. New registers
opened. 43 children admitted from the
Infants dept. and have been placed in Std 2
Class standard teacher
1 Ex V11 Head teacher 12
2 V11 Mr TH Warren 52
3 V1 Miss E Dickinson 45
4 V Mrs Hancock 47
5 1V Miss Bachelor 45
6 111 Miss Waller
7 11 Mrs Grimshaw 43
April Mrs Hancock absent this afternoon to attend the funeral of a relative.
April The WR Authority has asked for reports on two more scholarship
candidates, Jane Barnes and Irene Burrrough.
April Letter received from Divisional Clerk granting Ralph Thompson exemption
from school having reached the age of fourteen and obtained employment.
May Letter received granting exemption to May child and Eva Robinson from 9th
May 1924 and to Daisy White head from 23rd May 1924.
May Letter received granting exemption to Elsie Marsden and Annie Preston.
May Exemption from attendance granted to Reginald Conn and Herbert Bartley.
June Mrs Hancock is absent today to attend the funeral of her father-in-law.
July Miss Bachelor left school today to attend course of instruction in London,
a week’s leave of absence with pay having been granted.
September The following children have gained County Minor Scholarships:
Cooper, Jack Giles, Sydney Coupland, Dorothy Dibb, Dorothy Watson, Sydney
Dickinson, Leslie Hallam, Wilfred Hixon, Mary Batterbee, Gertrude Britton, Jane
Barnes, Irene Burrough, Dorothy Dickiinson, Stella Firth.
Grove Secondary School Ralph Moss, Edward Clay.
1919 10th January Miss Ethel Kendall has informed me she is to be married on 18th January and asked for leave of absence for a fortnight from the 15thJan. Permission given.
18th January Miss Kendall married to Lt. TL
Cameron at Horsforth St Margaret’s Church.
February Mr TH Warren, Assistant Master who joined HM Forces in January 1915
has been discharged from the Army. Mrs
Cameron wishes to resign her position at the school from 28th
April Commencement of the new school year.
Admitted 17 boys and 31 girls from the infant dept. Staff:
Std 1 Mrs M
Grimshaw, Std 2 Miss M Waller, Std 3 Mrs N Murgatroyd, Std 4 Mrs HA Hancock,
Std 5 Mr JH Warren, Std 6 Mrs B Jordan, Std 7 WN Small.
28th April Have received the result of the written examination for Minor Scholarships held 22nd February last. The following children have passed:
Lucy CHILD, Hy. MARSDEN, Edna DIBB, Jas. Ar. SHAW, Hazel HARTLEY, Sydney HENSON, Katherine M HOGG, T Edwin WALTON,
13 children sat for the examination – Emily CRIBB, Lorna HARDAKER,
Nellie HUNT, Fred UPTON, Harold WESTWOOD failed to pass.
July Received notice from the Education Authority, Secondary Branch that the
following children have been awarded County Minor Scholarships:
Marsden aged 11 years, Jas Arth. Shaw aged 11 years, Thos. Edwin Walton aged 11
years, Hazel Hartley aged 11 years.
1St September Staff:
Mrs M Grimshaw Std 1, Miss M Waller Std 2, Mrs N Murgatroyd Std 3, Mrs HA Hancock Std 4 ,
Mr Thos H Warren Std 5, Mrs AB Horner Std 6, DW Smith Std 7
8th September Received a visit from Mrs Hancock’s
husband who brought a certificate that Mrs Hancock is suffering from heart
trouble and has been advised to take a long rest.
21st September Mrs Florence Dinsdale commenced as
supply teacher in place of Mrs Hancock.
3rd October Mrs Dinsdale has been away from
school the whole week. I have received a
letter informing me that due to the railway strike Mrs Dinsdale has been unable
to travel to school. She lives in Manningham,
6th Ocotber Mrs Hancock has returned to school
after an absence of 23 working days.
20th October Mrs Hancock away from school. She has been to a specialist who has forbande
her to return until she has the results of xrays.
7th November Miss Waller away from school due to
21st November Miss Waller, suffering from gastritis
will be away until Christmas.
January Miss Waller and Mrs Dinsdale have returned to their duties. Mrs AB Horner has given notice of her
intention to leave the school on 31st January. Her reason is difficulty in getting to and
from her home in Otley.
2nd February Mrs HM Flesher commences as supply
April Mrs M
M Waller Std 2
N Murgatroyd Std 3
HA Hancock Std 4
Thos H Warren Std 5
HM Flesher Std 6
Smith Std 7
19th April Received notification from the
Education dept., WRCC the following children have passed the written portion of
the County Council Minor Scholarship Examination held on Saturday 21st
ELLIOTT, Harold NELSON, Joe BARRETT, Kenneth WILLOUGHBY, John M BRAITHWAITE,
HICKINSON, Dora THOMPSON, Edith E SHAW, Marie SMITH.
children, Jack CRAVEN, Annie TWEEDALE failed to pass.
who pass the examination have been notified to attend Guiseley Secondary School
on various dates to undergo an Oral Examination.
July Received notification from the Education Secondary Branch Wakefield that
the following children have been awarded County Minor Scholarships at Guiseley
William Kenneth WILLOUGHBY, John M BRAITHWAITE, Clifford ELLIOTT,
Kathleen HICKINSON, Dora THOMPSON, Edith E SHAW, boys, Jack CRAVEN, Franklin THOMPSON and Joe
BARRETT, sat for the written examination this evening. Two papers Arithmetic and English 1 ½ hours
26th July Franklin Thompson and Joe Barrett have
passed the written examination for Woodhouse Grove School and are to attend the
school to undergo an oral examination next Wednesday.
30th August School reopened…… 27 children have
left the school since closing a month ago……15 have exemptions certificates and
have gone to work. Six have gained County Minor Scholarships. Six others will attend Guiseley Secondary
School on the reopening as paying pupils.
April 1916 These children have been examined by me and I find the following
much behind the rest of the class in attainments; they have come directly from the 2nd
class in the Infants School but owing to their age it has been thought
advisable to promote them now:
Hawkshaw, Hugh Roddam, Sam Stones, Chas. Houlden, Wm Conn, Jesse Gaunt, Marg.
Croft, Phyllis Britton
Holmes has not been to school since before Christmas. Florence Lawson has been absent from the
Infants School for eight weeks.
Standard 1 Mrs M Grimshaw CA 52
Standard 2 Miss M Waller CA 44
Standard 3 Mrs AB Horner CA 43
Standard 4 Mrs
HA Hancock UA 46
Standard 5 Mrs N Murgatroyd CA
Standard 6 Mrs Bertha Jordan CA 45
Standard 7 WN Smith H7 39
July Winifred Young away from school suffering with diphtheria. Attendance has fallen considerably. Twelve children are absent from StV.
away – diphtheria. George, Annie,
Margaret Naylor have left the school.
Harry Green away for school suffering with German measles.
July During the week attendance has fallen considerably. Two children Clarence Longfellow and Irene
Levitt, Dickinson Street have been excluded from school since Tuesday because
there has been a case of diphtheria in the street. The following children are away from school
for the reason stated:
21 May 1914 Received notification
from the Education Dept. County Hall Wakefield that the following children have
passed the written examination for County Minor Scholarships:
Gordon Hutchinson, Albert
Johnson, Joseph Leeming, Mary Binias, Elsie Hickinson, Nellie Henson.
23 May 1914 The above children
attended the Secondary School, Guiseley to undergo an examination in practical
work in connection with the County Minor Scholarships. The date for the Oral examination is not yet
16th October 1914 The
following children are absent from school suffering from the diseases named:
Std V11 Marjorie Hixon measles from 24th September
Std V1 Dorothy Reeve heart tremor 1st October
Std V John Thornton scarlet fever 16th October
Std V Lucy Holdsworth scarlet fever 25th September
Std 111 Kath. Hixon measles 24th September
Std 11 Howard Naylor scarlet fever 5th October
Std 11 Flor. Rhodes scarlet fever 16th October
Std 1 Hy Marsden whooping cough 9th September
Std 1 Mary Kitching whooping cough 9th October
Std 1 Hilda Hick whooping cough 26th June
Std 1 Annie Tweedale whooping cough 13th October
1st June 1915 On 13th
February eleven children from this school sat for the written part of the
examination for the West Riding County Minor Scholarships. Notice has been received today that nine have
passed the written examination and have been instructed to attend during the
week at Guiseley Secondary School to undergo an Oral Examination. The names are:, Irvin Clark ,Joseph Leeming,
Telford Horner, Ernest Wilson, Mary Binias, Elsie Hickinson, Marjorie Hixon,
Alice Armitage, Audrey Fieldhouse.
Sam Newton and Eva Herbert failed
to satisfy the examiners in the written examination. Eva Herbert injured her right hand very
22nd July 1915 Three
girls, Mary Binias, Elsie Hickinson and Marjorie Hixon have been awarded County
Minor Scholarships tenable for three years at Guiseley Secondary School.
30th August 1915 Three
children have been transferred for the Infant Dept.: Wm J Hixon, Herbert
Busfield, Kenneth Willoughby. They
appear to be three bright boys and are now quite fit for promotion. Henry Soden has been transferred from Std 1
to Std 2. Fred Grimshaw, Kathleen
Hickinson and Hazel Hartley have been transferred from Std 1 to Std 2. The above four are the best children in their
respective classes and will I believe in a short tome justify the action
taken. Also admitted:
Thos Bolton Std V, Jim Bell Std
1, Jos. Peat Std 1, Eric Rhodes Std 1, Margt Rhodes Std 3, Amy davies Std 4
Jessie WILKINSON attending Henderson’s Institute in Leeds
3rd September School reopened after 4 week’s
holiday. Mary CRIBB, Emily TEALE, Rosie
GOODHEAD, Alan HENSON left the school to take up attendance at Secondary Schools
or Business Institutes.
Willie DiIBB gone to work full time. Mabel ALLINSON, Austin ALLINSON admitted to
Douglas BROUGHTON, 21 2 10 admitted form the Infants Dept.
9th May Received notification from the Education
Dept County Hall Wakefield that the following children have qualified for
admission to the further later stages of the
examination for County Minor Scholarships (Entrance) and Intending
Teacher Scholarships as a result of their work at the Written Examination held
on February 16th last:
Norman MIDGLEY, Chas. Howard NAYLOR, Jane M NEWTON, Thos. E LEEMING,
Eric NUNNS, Ada W JOHNSON, Margaret G
LOCHORE, Winifred YOUNG
Gerald HARDAKER, Edward HOGG, Emmie L PRESTON,
Harold NUNNS, Edith HICKINSON, Kathleen HIXON,
failed to pass the written examination
2nd September 1918 The following have left the
school for the reason given:
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