Horsforth National School Logbook Extracts 1919/20

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.

4th 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 February.

1st 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.

8th July Received notice from the Education Authority, Secondary Branch that the following children have been awarded County Minor Scholarships:

Harry 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, Bradford.

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 sickness.

21st November Miss Waller, suffering from gastritis will be away until Christmas.

 1920 5th 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 teacher.

16th April                              Mrs M Grimshaw Std1

                                                Miss M Waller Std 2

                                                Mrs N Murgatroyd Std 3

                                                Mrs HA Hancock Std 4

                                                Mr Thos H Warren Std 5

                                                Mrs HM Flesher Std 6

                                                DW 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 February:





Two children, Jack CRAVEN, Annie TWEEDALE failed to pass.

The children who pass the examination have been notified to attend Guiseley Secondary School on various dates to undergo an Oral Examination.

8TH July Received notification from the Education Secondary Branch Wakefield that the following children have been awarded County Minor Scholarships at Guiseley Secondary School:

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 each.

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.

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