Horsforth National School Logbook Extracts 1899

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……

Horsforth National School Logbook Extracts 1916

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

Horsforth National School Logbook Extracts 1914-1915

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:


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.

Horsforth National School Logbook Extracts 1912, 1913

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.