JUNIOR MIXED &
INFANTS' COUNCIL. SCHOOL, STANBURY.
30th January, 1931 page 27
Mrs Mary Lilian McFee has been appointed as uncertificated assistant
in place of Miss Gladys Hey at the commencing salary of £144. 10. 0 per annum.
25th June, 1931 page 29
This afternoon I intend taking the top class to study the types
of grasses in Low Lane, quite close to the school.
26th June, 1931 page 30
Today we have received word that Kathleen Willmore has been successful
in obtaining a County Minor Scholarship.
24th August, 1931 page 31
Jean Trafford a pupil of this school has been granted a Scott
Scholarship tenable at Keighley Grammar school for four years.
27th October 1931 page 31
School did not open all day:-Holiday on account of the General
29th February, 1932 page 33
Mrs McFee absent, her daughter having been removed to an isolation
hospital suffering from scarlet fever.
26th June, 1932 page 36
Today we are informed, Fred Anderson of this school, has been
successful in the county minor scholarship examination.
22 children are excluded from measles.
22nd July 1932 page 36
Today we close for the mid-and summer holiday (four weeks) after
which the children of 11 and over will attend Haworth School.
3rd October 1932 page 37
Today we began as a Junior and Infants school.
27th February, 1933 page 41
Owing to the severe snow-storm during the weekend and the impassable
state of most of the roads I arrived just before 11 am. Only seven children
had arrived so I did not mark the registers. This afternoon only four children
arrived so again I did not mark the register. No buses can run and the trains
from Keighley are very much delayed.
23rd June 1933 page 43
Today we have received notice that Elsie Holmes of this school
has been successful in passing the County Minor Scholarship examination.
29th June, 1933 page 43
I have today received information that this school is now recognised
by the Board of Education as providing accommodation for not more than 92 Junior
mixed and Infant children.
28th August 1933 page 44
During the holiday I receive notification that Elsie Holmes had
won the Stanbury Scholarship but having already won a County Minor, the Stanbury
Scholarship was awarded to a girl from Haworth Junior School.
18th September 1933 page 45
This school has recently become a Junior Mixed and Infants Department
by the transference of the older scholars to the Senior School at Haworth. The
juniors are taught by the head teacher, who is a capable and energetic worker.
The children are rather shy owing to their comparative isolation from outside
influences but their answers show that they have acquired a useful knowledge
of history and geography. Teaching methods are still largely experimental.
18th May 1934 page 52
Jessie Barnes, one of our scholars, by accident had her arm scalded
on the night of Tuesday 8th May septicaemia has supervened and we have been
informed she died on Wednesday May 16th.
1st November, 1934 page 54
Dr Anderson S.M.O visited school this afternoon and examined the
children for cases of malnutrition and bad footwear. Five children were recommended
8th November 1934 page 54
Today I have received information that Frank Anderson has been
granted a special place in the County Minor Scholarship owing to the withdrawal
of successful candidates.
12th November, 1934 page 55
We had been informed that in accordance with his Majesty's wish
all schools in the West Riding will have holiday on 29th November for the Royal
wedding of Prince George Duke of Kent and Princess Marina.
14th February, 1935 page 56
The floor of the small classroom has been covered with linoleum.
This room will now be used as a staffroom.
1st April, 1935 page 58
Today we have only 19 children present out of a total of 38,
owing to an outbreak of measles.
18th April 1935 page 58
Today a boy______ of the Infants class upset a cup of hot cocoa
at dinner time over his arm. We attended to it at once by putting on olive oil.
Later we dressed it with lime water and oil and bandaged it properly. He said
that the pain had gone, I did not think it necessary to call in a doctor.
29th April 1935
Our registered number for the Milk Marketing Board is 25396
6th May, 1935 page 59
School closed in honour of the Silver Jubilee.
On Monday 6th May, the service was held in the school yard after
which tea was served in the school for the children of Oldfield and Stanbury.
26th June, 1935 page 61
Dr Hunter visited school this morning in connection with the immunisation
against Diphtheria. 13 children receive treatment.
6th November, 1935 page 62
Today we have holiday in accordance with his Majesty the Kings
wish on the occasion of the marriage of HRH the Duke of Gloucester.
14th November, 1935 page 62
School closed on account of the General Election.
20th January, 1936 page 63
Death of HM King George V
A very poor attendance owing to the heavy snow fall and the almost
impassable state of the roads.
28th January 1936 page 65
School closed all day. Funeral of HM King George.
19th June, 1936 page 67
Today I have been informed that Nancey C Schoon a scholar of this
school has passed the County Minor Scholarship Examination.
28th August, 1936 page 67
We have been informed that Margaret Hastings and Mary Holmes have
obtained Scott scholarships.
30th April, 1937 page 71
Called home early today owing to the sudden death of my father.
10th May, 1937 page 71
Today we close at 4pm for the Coronation holiday which will be
followed by the Whitsuntide holiday.
31st August, 1937 page 72
Today I relinquish my position as Head Teacher of this school.
1st September, 1937 page 72
Miss Bessie Richmond took up duty as temporary Head Teacher here,
6th September, 1937 page 72
A scholar here, Grace Wood, was yesterday knocked down by a motor
car and later died in hospital.
10th September 1937 page 72
The Head Teacher is leaving at the end of August. She directs
the work with commendable zeal and thoroughness. Here influence is wholly for
good and there is a charming spirit of happy co-operation throughout the school.
The children behave naturally and are well mannered, although
they are somewhat reluctant to discuss their work and activities with strangers.
It is gratifying to note, that their powers of concentration are well developed
and that they tackle tasks of an unfamiliar nature with confidence and enthusiasm.
20th September, 1937 page 75
A new chimney pot was placed on heating apparatus chimney today.
8th October 1937 page 75
The West Riding Education committee met for the purpose of appointing
a head teacher for this school. I was invited to meet the Committee at County
Hall, and was subsequently offered the appointment.
1st November, 1937 page 76
I commenced duties as head teacher of this school today.
22nd March 1938 page 80
A nature walk to observe leaf buds, and spring flowers was taken
this afternoon. The walk was planned for 21st, but owing to rain, had to be
1st April 1938 page 80
Owing to the amalgamation of this area with Keighley, this school
is transferred as from 1st April, 1938, from the West Riding of Yorkshire LEA
to the Keighley Education Authority.
24th May, 1938 page 81
The Physical Training Display was held today on the occasion of
the inauguration of the new playing field and Pavilion at Utley. 10 girls from
Stanbury, were chosen to skip, the two boys, originally included, being unable
to go. A bus called for the girls at 1.30 and the Head Teacher accompanied them.
They arrived back at 3:50pm after what proved to them a most enjoyable experience.
The 13th June, 1938 page 82
The official name and number of the school is now as follows:-
Keighley Stanbury Council School No 26
24th June, 1938 page 82
Dr Anderson visited the school this morning for the purpose of
examining the mentality of a boy_____.
14th July, 1938 page 83
An "open day" was held at the school today. Parents and friends
were invited to come and see the children at work and play. The children gave
their skipping display, and performed other exercises in the yard. There followed
a Fairy Play adapted from a story by the children themselves, recitations, and
items by the Infants.
The afternoon closed with County Dancing followed by the National
26th September, 1938 page 84
Nature walk taken to the Bronte waterfall, for the purpose of
noting signs of autumn, and approaching winter.
15th December, 1938 page 86
A good attendance of parents and friends-the school was "Open"
all day. In the afternoon the children gave plays, dances, songs and recitations.
The director was present Alderman Smith as well as Mr Jonas Bradley,
former Headmaster of the school. Each gentleman spoke to the parents, and were
23rd December, 1938 page 86
School closes today at 3:30pm for the Christmas holidays. The
severe snowy weather has affected our attendance adversely.
10th January, 1939 page 87
There are two cases of scarlet fever among the children, and yesterday
a case of scabies was discovered.
23rd January, 1939 page 87
This afternoon session closed a little earlier to allow other
teachers to attend a meeting, relating to the evacuation of school children
held in Keighley.
31st January, 1939 page 87
School closes at 3:30pm today three days, by order of the Education
Committee. This is in connection with the Survey of Housing Accommodation in
21st April, 1939 page 91
The resignation of the caretaker Mr Walton has been accepted by
the Committee and Mrs N Barmes has been appointed in his place.
23rd May, 1939 page 92
A nature walk was taken this afternoon by the junior section to
the Bronte waterfall. Specimens were collected on the way, and afterwards mounted.
24th May 1939 page 92
Empire Day. The Head Teacher gave a talk to the juniors and older
infants on the meaning and significance of Empire Day.
24th June 1939 page 92
School outing to York. This took place on Saturday. Seven girls
accompanied by the Head teacher, visited York and all had a most enjoyable and
instructive day. The party left Stanbury by the 7.55 bus for Haworth, thence
on the 8.10 to Keighley where the 9.04 express was taken to Leeds. A very busy
hour-and-a-half was spent there, after which the journey was continued to York.
The day's proceedings included a visit to the Minster, a sail down the river
Ouse during the afternoon, and walk on the walls of the city. The party reached
home at 9:30pm.
20th July, 1939 page 93
The school was open all day today to visitors. This afternoon
the years needlework, art, and craft were on show and at 2pm, the children gave
a programme which included verse speaking, physical training displays in the
yard, percussion band selections, and country dancing. The Mayoress of Keighley
was present, as well as Rev C Hirst-Rector of Haworth, and Mrs Hirst, the Rev
T.H. West of Haworth, Mrs Cope, wife of the Mayor's Chaplain, and Mr Jonas Bradley.
31st August, 1939 page 94
A.R.P Owing to the seriousness of the International situation,
school closes today at 3.30, and preparations are to be made for the reception
of "evacuees" from Bradford.
11th September, 1939 page 94
School reopened today after the six days' closure for evacuation
and reception purposes.
Gas mask drill was taken.
Nine children evacuated from the Bradford area were admitted this
13th September 1939 page 94
Air Raid Dispersal was practiced this morning. Only 16 children
remained on the premises.
9th October 1939 page 95
Four "evacuated" children from Bradford have returned home during
the weekend. This leaves us with five on the register.
20th October 1939 page 95
Two police officials came to school this afternoon to talk to
the children on road safety.
7th November, 1939 page 96
The use of the school for the purpose of a "First Aid" practice
class, and a War-time knitting party has been granted by the Education Committee.
14th December, 1939 page 97
The Christmas "Open Day" was held today.
Mr Jonas Bradley, former school master here, and the Bronte authority,
was present, and at the invitation of the head teacher spoke to the parents
of his past experiences in the school and district.
Fire-fighting (A.R. P) apparatus came today. Containers, bucket,
long-handled shovel, and hoe.
20th December, 1939 page 97
The remainder of above for fire-fighting apparatus - pump and
stand, and india-rubber tubing came today.
29th January, 1940 page 98
Extremely severe weather has prevailed during the weekend. Many
householders have had to be dug out owing to the great depth of snow, (including
the head teacher). A telephone message from the Education Office orders the
school to be closed until Thursday morning.
5th February 1940 page 98
School was further closed until this morning. The snow is softening,
and the attendance is good only seven children being absent. No milk arrived
today but enough was purchased locally for the children's lunch.
11th March, 1940 page 99
About a dozen children are absent on account of measles, and there
is one case of scarlet fever.
14th May 1940 page 101
Owing to the cancellation of the Whitsuntide holiday due to the
international situation, school reopened this morning.
7th June, 1940 page 101
The Children's Festival in aid of the "Comforts" Fund is to be
held at the school tomorrow.
10th June, 1940 page 101
A very successful day on Saturday, realised £27: 9: 10 for the
local Comforts Fund. The Mayor and Mayoress of Keighley attended, also Mrs Craven
Laycock, Councillor J Proctor, Councillor Waterhouse and Mr Jonas Bradley.
21st June, 1940 page 102
Air-Raid drill and dispersal has been taken twice during this
19th August, 1940 page 103
During the holidays it was ascertained that two girls had obtained
scholarships, Norma Feather "Drake and Touson", and Hilda Langley the Haworth
& Stanbury Scholarship.
The National Savings Group now numbers 30 members.
6th September, 1940 page 103
The junior children were taken a nature walk this afternoon. A
collection of seeds was the object, among other things of the expedition.
4th October 1940 page 103
Nurse Mitchell examined children's heads this morning. She reported
there was an improvement.
24th October 1940 page 104
The basement has been adapted for an Air-Raid shelter, with an
emergency exit. The bulk of the work, commenced about a fortnight ago is complete.
25th October, 1940 page 104
School close today for one week's holiday.
The children are giving a concert tomorrow evening (Saturday 26th
October) in aid of the "Spitfire" Fund.
(a sum of £8 : 5 : 0 was realised, and handed over to the local
29th November 1940 page 104
During the week, workmen have been making some additions to the
emergency exit of the shelter.
5th December, 1940 page 105
The windows have today been treated with Solution to minimise
the possibility of splintered glass.
6th December, 1940 page 105
Very wild weather. Heavy rain, hail and wind storms.
13th December, 1940 page 105
Men have been working at the shelter both yesterday and today.
18th December, 1940 page 105
Children's Christmas party was held today. The Mayor and Mayoress
of Keighley (Ald: & Mrs J Denby) the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress (Ald: and
Mrs E Middleton) the Mace-wearer and Mrs Beustead, and Mr Jonas Bradley came
during the proceedings and stayed to have a cup of tea. Each child was allowed
to wear the Civic chains. The Mayor asked that each child might write an essay
entitled "what I should do if I were Mayor" for the best of which he would award