1st May 1899. ……..In all seven children have been transferred to the Mixed Dept. on account of their age. Arthur Maude on examination in addition sums and notation was fairly good. Alfred Watson, Walter Wilson, Ernest Appleyard, Leonard Wright are found to be only poor while J Wm Bolton is very backward. Ada Cooper is bright girl over seven years of age and was sent up because it seemed a shame to keep so promising a girl back. With the exception of A Cooper the reading of these children was dreadfully bad……
3rd 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:
Harry Hawkshaw, Hugh Roddam, Sam Stones, Chas. Houlden, Wm Conn, Jesse Gaunt, Marg. Croft, Phyllis Britton
Hannah 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 47
Standard 6 Mrs Bertha Jordan CA 45
Standard 7 WN Smith H7 39
4th July Winifred Young away from school suffering with diphtheria. Attendance has fallen considerably. Twelve children are absent from StV.
Mavis Fowler away – diphtheria. George, Annie, Margaret Naylor have left the school. Harry Green away for school suffering with German measles.
14th 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:
Emily Winterburn diphtheria St4
Harry Green German measles St4
Bertie Holland chicken pox St4
Clifford Vicars diphtheria St5
Kathleen Hixon diphtheria St5
Mabel Ashby diphtheria St5
Mavis Fowler diphtheria St5
Winifred Young diphtheria St5
Edgar Wade doubtful St1
21st May 1914. The following children have passed the written examination for County Minor Scholarships: Gordon HUTCHINSON, Albert JOHNSON, Joseph LEEMING, May BINIAS, Elsie HICKINSON, Nellie HENSON. All the above six children are to attend Guiseley Secondary School to undergo examination in practical work. The date for the oral examination is not yet fixed.
16th October 1914. The following children have all been absent from school suffering from the diseases named:
V11 Marjorie HIXON Measles absent since 24th Sept
V1 Dorothy REEVE Heart trouble absent since 1st October
V John THORNTON Scarlet Fever absent since 16th October
V Lucy HOLDSWORTH Scarlet Fever absent since 25th Sept
111 Kath HIXON Measles absent since 24th Sept
11 Howard NAYLOR Scarlet Fever absent since 5th October
11 Flor. RHODES Scarlet Fever absent since 16th October
1 Hy. MARSDEN Whooping Cough absent since 9th Sept
1 Mary KITCHING Whooping Cough absent since 9th October
1 Hilda HICK Whooping Cough absent since 13th October
1st June 1915 On 13th February eleven children from this school sat the written part of the examination for County Minor Scholarships. Notice has been received today that nine have passed this written examination and have been instructed at various times this week to attend Guiseley Secondary school for the Oral Examination. The nine are:
Irvin CLARK, Joseph LEEMING, Telford HORNER, Ernest WILSON, May BINIAS, Elsie HICKINSON, Marjorie HIXON, Alice ARMITAGE, Audrey FIELDHOUSE.
Sam NEWTON and Eva HERBERT failed to satisfy the examiners. The night previous to the examination Eva HERBERT injured her right hand very seriously.
30th August 1915 Three children Wm J HIXON, Herbert BUSFIELD, Kenneth WILLOUGHBY have been transferred too this department form the Infants School. They appear to be three bright boys and are now quite fit for promotion. Henry SODEN has been transferred from St3 to St4.
Fred GRIMSHAW, Kathleen HICKINSON and Hazel HARTLEY have been transferred from St1 to St2.
Also Admitted: Flor. BOLTON St5, Jim BELL St1, Margt. RHODES St3, Jos. PEAT St1, Amy DAVIES St1V, Eric RHODES St1.
Examination for Certificate of Exemption
15th May 1912 Received notification from Mr Steel, Divisional Clerk the following have passed the above examination:
Willie WALTON, Annie DIBB, Florrie LEE, Louie WHITHAM, Annie WATSON, Agneta STEAD, Alice HARDY.
Labour certificates will issued on application to Mr Steel.
21st May 1913 Five children Nellie DICKINSON, Eleanor BALBY, Norman ELLIS, John H PADGETT, Harry SUTCLIFFE have passed the written examination held March 15th for County Minor Scholarships and Local Scholarships.
21st May 1913 Miss CE YEADON of Rawdon will commence work here as a supply teacher in place of Miss COCKCROFT 22nd May.
21st May 1913 Mr SH WARREN having passed the Certificate Examination has been recognised by the LEA as a CA and will be paid as such from the 1st May.
1st July 1913 Mrs Nellie MURGATROYD CA Springfield Buildings, Low Lane, Horsforth commenced work as a supply teacher replacing Miss COCKCROFT.
18th July 1913 Two boys Harry SUTCLIFFE and John H PADGETT have been awarded County Minor Scholarships by the Education Committee of the West Riding CC. Sutcliffe will attend Leeds Modern Boys and Padgett goes to Guiseley Secondary School.