Cotswold Tests continued in the morning.
Pat Robinson fell in the school yard during morning break and grazed her knee rather badly.
Pauline Wilkinson fell in the playground and cut her chin rather badly. Sent her home for attention by her own Doctor if necessary.
Mr Hen visited the school and sang folk songs to the upper classes to his own guitar accompaniment.
Visit of County Architect to view the new development site.
Mr Lindley (Chairman RDC Planning Committee) visited the school to view the site for the new development plans.
Two Architects from County Hall visited the school and took measurements of the site for the new development plan.
By today the influenza epidemic seems to have affected the school attendance. 17 out of 39 children are absent.
Secondary Entrance Examination held in the school, 29 candidates present.
Informed D.E O. of alterations to gable end of Fountain House and dangerous state of dividing wall.
The milkman reported an accident to the crate of milk. All bottles broken.
Snow. Temperature 42 degrees at 9 am.
Attendance down to 31.
School closed for mid-term break. Aldis Projector and Daylight Screen received.
Received 6 new desks. 3 at 25", 3 at 28.1/2" and six ink wells.
Received 6 new chairs for the new desks.
Fixed liquid soap dispensers.
Went to dinner at 11.45 am. Returned to school at 12.30pm in order to observe the partial eclipse of the sun.
Received teachers chair and table (infants room)
[end of Log Book no.2]
A film strip of the Passion Play at Oberammergau was shown to the children by the Vicar.
Time-table suspended - Moray House Tests taken with the 3rd and 4th years.
Public Meeting in school about decision of the Managers to build a new Primary School.
School closed for Managers' Holiday. The headmaster took the leavers to the Lake District for the day.
The headmaster took the juniors to see the spiral staircase and ancient tower at the church.
Chairs(8) collected from Lunesdale Secondary School where they had been left in error.
Charles Smith and John Oldroyd collided in the yard at noon. John Oldroyd apparently lost consciousness for a few moments after falling on the ground. Charles Smith burst lower lip.
The School Dentist visited the school during the morning session and inspected the children's teeth.
Miss Bowery, School Organiser, called re: the furnishing of the new school.
Seven of the eight applicants for the Headmastership of the school visited the school during the day.
The school Christmas Party was held in the Institute on Tuesday. The children made a presentation to Mr Fisher. Mr Parkinson received a presentation from the managers and one from the children, staff and friends on his retirement.
Mr W. G. Bullivant commenced duty as Headmaster of Hornby C.E. Junior & Infant School.
School outing to Ambleside. 39 Boys and Girls, Miss Parker, Mr Wedderburn and the headmaster. Coach to Carnforth, train to Lakeside & steamer to Ambleside, returning the same route.
School buildings sold by auction.
Mrs Parkinson presented a cup to the school in memory of her late husband Mr F.S. Parkinson, Headmaster of Hornby C.E. School 1945-1961.
Mr Woolard of Education Office, called re: removal to new premises in January.
School closed for removal of furniture and equipment from old to new premises.
Sunday. Commemoration, dedication and opening of the new Hornby Church of England School in the church of St Margaret, Hornby. Opened by the Lord Bishop of Blackburn, The Right Reverend Charles R. Claxton DD MA. Over two hundred guests and parishioners present.
School opened in the new building. 57 children on roll. Staff Mr W. G.Bullivant, Headmaster; Miss M Parker - Assistant Teacher; Mrs E. Chester - Caretaker; Miss M. Wilson - Cook Supervisor; Mrs N. Willan - Dining Room Assistant; Mrs Elliott - Welfare Assistant.
School broken into in the early hours of the morning. Matter in the hands of the Police. Richard Lamb fell in playground bruising his shoulder.
June Kennan fell and cut head on table.
Fourth year junior children worked standardised tests.
School trip to Chester Zoo. 50 children accompanied by Mr Wedderburn, Miss Parker and the Headmaster.
Party of 19 children left for educational visit to Hammarbank Hostel, Windermere, accompanied by Miss Parker and the Headmaster. Four days were spent in walking tours of the Lakes.
Mrs S M Ingleby was appointed to commence duties on 1st January 1965 following Miss M Parker's resignation.
Mr E E Clarke called in afternoon on request of the Chairman of the Managers, concerning the number of pupils in school - 65 pupils for 2 staff and one part-time. It was pointed out to him that numbers by the last term would probably reach 70 thus making teaching extremely difficult considering the age range involved. Mr Clarke suggested that the Managers should inquire for the potential intake and if it was felt that these heavy numbers were to continue then application should be made for the erection of another classroom.
Lynne Kenworthy fell over chair in playground hurting elbow.
Anthony Disberrry fell during PE in hall, breaking arm, taken to Lancaster R I .
School sports held on school playing fields followed by exhibition of work in school.
Jane Lamb fell from older sister’s back during the dinner break, this occurred on the school field. Jane was taken by the headmaster to out-patients department of LRI where she was found to have a broken clavicle.
Mr Laughlan HMI in school during the morning session re: additional classroom and numbers on roll.
Councillor Smith, Chairman of Lancaster and District Road Safety Committee, presented National Cycling Proficiency Certificates to 13 boys and girls.
Derek Lawrence, ventriloquist, entertained the children.
School trip to Blackpool Tower Circus, 67 boys and girls, 3 staff and vicar visited Matinee performance.
Builders, Barratt and Sons of Cockerham, started new classroom.
Preliminary visit by two students from S Martin’s.
Two students from S Martin’s began teaching practice. Asphalt laid in new rooms.
School outing to York, 42 children together with the vicar, Miss Broomfield, Mrs Ingleby and the headmaster visited the Railway Museum, Castle Folk Museum and Debtors’ Prison, then sailed up the river Ouse.
New extension occupied by the Infants class, the lower junior class moving into the room previously occupied for the Infants.
Spring term began. 80 children on roll.
Six applicants for the vacant Headship of this school interviewed by the School Managers.
After 6 years and 2 terms as Headmaster of this school I this day concluded my duties having been appointed as headmaster of Scotforth CE Primary School, Lancaster. W G Bullivant.
Mr A Webster commenced duty as Headmaster of Hornby CE Junior and Infant School. 82 children on roll.
Mr Ambrose and Mrs Bishop HMIs in school to query the possibility of further extension if numbers increase.
School re-opened after Easter break. 94 children on roll.
30 children and 2 teachers visited Wenning Silk Mill, on an educational basis.
The School Health Visitor Mrs Storey examined children for cleanliness. 100% cleanliness in school.
School trip to Edinburgh.
School re-opened with 94 children on roll.
Annual school trip to London. 49 children and 7 adults travelled by train to visit main centres of interest.
Parent Teacher Evening to see and discuss sex education film strips produced by BBC. Mrs Aiston, Marriage Guidance Councillor led discussion.
Today we received the sad news that Miss D J F Broomfield had died in hospital. She will be greatly missed in school.
School Managers Meeting to discuss further school extensions and advertising for a teacher to replace Miss Broomfield.
School Managers appointed Miss A Dale as assistant teacher to take up her appointment in September. Four applicants interviewed.
School re-opened for Spring Term. Six new starters, 92 on roll.
School Managers Meeting. It was reported that the proposals for school extensions (hall, one classroom & kitchen extension) had been adopted by County Authority pending a growth in numbers when additional housing is completed.
The Rural Dean, Reverend N A Cairns dedicated a new seat placed in the corner of the new school field and donated by friends in memory of Miss D J F Broomfield.
Musical Evening in school hall presented to parents and friends. A capacity audience expressed their appreciation. The collection of £14 was donated to Lunesdale County Secondary School Swimming Pool Fund.
46 children, 4 members of teaching staff and 2 members of kitchen staff went on annual school trip to the Wildfowl Trust Centre at Slimbridge. A visit was also made to Berkeley Castle. The journey was by coach and train.
County Dental Services began 2 weeks treatment of children in caravan situated on school car park.
Meeting in school of parents and other interested people to discuss suggested Middle School scheme for Lunesdale.
The school children entertained the village with songs, dancing and playing at the Village Institute to mark the retirement of the Reverend J A Wedderburn as Vicar. The school made a presentation of a folding garden chair to the Vicar.
20th & 21st November
School closed to celebrate the Silver Wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Class 1 visit to Lancaster Museum to see exhibition staged by the Lune Valley Water Board.
First meeting of school Tufty Club to give instruction in Road Safety.
Headmaster attended final meeting of 11 + Selection Panel.
School re-opened. 76 children on roll. Miss Dale attending an in-service pottery course at S Martin’s College.
Headteacher attended meeting at Lancaster concerning the Museum Service for Schools.
Visit of members of a Working Party to consider the possible setting up of an area Primary School in Hornby.
Visit of Mrs Kellet-Bowman our Member of Parliament and Mrs Lovett-Horn, Chairman of Divisional Executive, to see the school and meet the children.
Presentation of cheque and vase of flowers to Mrs Willan on the occasion of her retirement as school meals assistant after 26 years in position.
6 candidates interviewed for the post of headmaster of this school.
Visited Mr J Allen, newly appointed headmaster.
After six years as headmaster of this school I have today concluded my duties in order to take up the appointment of Headmaster at St Wilfrid’s CE Primary School, Halton. A. Webster.
Mr J O Allen commenced duty as Headmaster of Hornby CE Primary School. There are 82 children on roll.
Mr G E Wilkes, the Safety Inspector for the Ministry of Agriculture, gave a talk to the school on 'Farm Safety' illustrated with slides.
Parents invited to join us at school assembly every Tuesday. Approx. 20 came.
Mr J Malcolm Davies, Lancaster Museum Service to Schools, gave a demonstration and talk on the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages to Miss Dale's class in the afternoon.
The headmaster attended a meeting to discuss Primary Education in Upper Lunesdale at Lunesdale Secondary School in the evening. The meeting was abandoned after Rev. Cairns, vicar of Arkholme, collapsed and died.
8 nursery assistants from a course at Lancaster and Morecambe College of Further Education visited school during the morning to be shown a pottery lesson and to discuss clay in schools.
Mrs Jill Keeling visited school and talked about 4 animals she had brought; an Australian Leaf Insect, a marginated Tortoise, a Tawny Owl and a Great Indian Fruit Bat.
School was closed as the Hall was used for the referendum on the Common Market. (EEC)
Class 1, accompanied by the Headmaster, Mrs Bullivant and Mrs Webster, visited their pen friends at Greenfield C P School at Winsford.
Class 1 received a visit from their pen friends in Winsford.
Inaugural meeting of the school PTA held in the evening and addressed by Mr Terry Penrose (NCPTA). It was resolved to form a PTA and the constitution was adopted.
David Lamb fell and cut his head rather badly on the corner of a door. His father took him to the doctors as it was home time.
The School attended the 'Sod-Cutting Ceremony' for the swimming pool at Lunesdale County Secondary School at 3 pm.
One of the Australian Leaf Insect eggs received last year and put in the tank with the recently acquired Leaf Insects has hatched.
Class 2, accompanied by the headmaster, Miss Dale and Mrs Webster, visited Gladstone Pottery Museum, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent and Trentham Gardens.
The infant class, accompanied by the headmaster, Mrs Ingleby and Mrs Webster, visited Lowther Wildlife Park.
Class 1, accompanied by the headmaster, Rev. H. Kellet, Mrs Bullivant and Mrs Webster visited Coventry Cathedral and Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope.
Mr Robinson from the Architects Department visited school to do a survey of the asbestos in the building.
Dr Coles and Mrs Haslam visited school in the morning to re-examine some of the children. Also two nurses visited the school for a head inspection which is part of the ‘Beat the Head Louse campaign '.100% cleanliness found.
The headmaster attended an interview at the District Education Office and was appointed headmaster of Carnforth North Road County Primary School with effect from 1st September, 1977.
The Headmaster attended a meeting of Heads, where Mr McManus, Senior County Advisor, reported on the Great Debate.
Five candidates for the post of headmaster visited the school in the morning. The interviews were conducted at the Vicarage in the afternoon. Mr R G Park was appointed.
Mr R G Park, newly appointed headmaster, visited school.
After 3 years as headmaster of this school I have today concluded my duties in order to take up appointment of Headmaster of Carnforth North Road County Primary School. J.O. Allen.
Mr R G Park commenced duties as the Headmaster of Hornby CE School. There were 77 children on roll.
First swimming lessons of the new academic year started at the Lunesdale Pool.
School now in possession of a new Tandberg Tape Recorder, £196. Presented by the PTA.
Received a letter from Mr Hayward an elderly gentleman formerly of Hornby and the Headmaster read it to the children in assembly. In it Mr Hayward related the story of his youth and school days in Hornby. It was much enjoyed by the children and staff.
The Countryside Commission planted a hawthorn hedge containing a number (25) deciduous trees (ash, hazel, alder) along the western boundary fence.
Parent Teachers Association held a 'Hornby Dinky Trains Swap Meet' in the Institute from 9am to 5pm. The whole building was used. Dealers and buyers came from all parts of the country, refreshments were sold and over 600 people visited the meet during the course of the day. Profits went to PTA Fund and about £130 was raised.
Sixteen children left the school. One child to Lunesdale County Secondary School, one child to Casterton Girls School, one child to Bentham Grammar School, three to Lancaster Girls Grammar School, four to Lancaster Royal Grammar School, one to Penwortham High School, five to Ripley St Thomas CE Secondary School.
The oven door was broken so the Headmaster had to take the pies to Lunesdale Secondary School to be baked.
The school was illegally entered between the hours of 8pm on Tuesday and 7am Wednesday morning. The entry was discovered by the cleaner in charge and reported to the Police, Chairman of the Managers and District Education Officer. The intruders made their way through the kitchen window. They forced open the filing cabinet in the staff room taking about £2 in cash belonging to the Tufty Club. They consumed 2 cups of coffee on the premises and left the way they entered.
The Education No. 2 Bill which is now law has meant 1.) school milk is no longer provided for children in primary schools except on the recommendation of the school medical officer. We have no children who qualify at this time. 2.) Local Authorities now have a statutory requirement to provide places and facilities for pupils to consume meals or other refreshments brought to school by them. This section of the law has resulted in 25 children bringing packed lunches instead of eating the meal provided from the school kitchen at 35p per head. The cooked meal provided for 35p is of the type described by the Authority as being a 'Simplified Menu' containing less bulk and a marked lack of fresh vegetable and meat. It is to the lack of fresh vegetables the parents object.
Hygiene Inspector (Heads). Five children infected.
The Hogan children admitted to school. Australian family here on temporary basis while father (Australian Headteacher) attends course at the University.
Headmaster, the Vicar, Mrs Webster and Mrs Beetham took Class 1 to York by train. The train failed to stop at Wennington Station as arranged but we made our way there by service train. Arrived home at 8pm on the special.
4.30pm. Shortly after school closed a barn which could be seen from the school set on fire and Nicholas Wood a first year junior boy from Miss Dale’s class was tragically burned to death. Nicholas had been playing there with an older boy who managed to escape the fire. This was a most tragic event for his family, the school and the whole village.
Matthew Thomas fell in the Infant class and sustained a spiral fracture of the femur. Mother took him to hospital 3.25pm.
Mr Bracken, visitor from York came to speak to the children about brass rubbing, followed by workshop. All the children had the opportunity to rub a brass.
The Lectern in memory of Nicholas Wood and David Metcalfe was dedicated in school at 3pm today.
Two police officers called to show films to warn the children about the dangers of speaking to ‘strangers’ or accepting lifts, sweets etc.
Miss A Dale retired. A presentation was made by the Chairman of Governors. She had taught at Hornby school for twelve years.
Christmas Term commenced today 75 children on roll.
Headmaster, Rev. Kellett, Chairman of Governors & Mr Barwick, Architects Department looked at problem of dampness in Upper Junior Porch. Decided to have estimates for the bricking up of west wall.
The headmaster having been appointed Headmaster of St Luke's School, Slyne-with- Hest the candidates for Headteacher came to look round this school in the morning.
Mr B.Wood, the newly appointed Headmaster of this school visited this morning.
Presentation made to the headmaster on this his last day in school. After almost six years as headmaster of this school I have concluded my duties in order to take up a new appointment as Headmaster of St. Luke's Church of England Primary School, Slyne with Hest. R.G. Park.
Mr B.G Wood commenced duties as Headmaster of Hornby C.E. Primary School. There were 80 children on roll.
Mrs Harrison, mother of Robert Blakemore came to inform Mr Wood that Robert would be leaving Hornby on 17th June to fly out to Canada to continue his education there.
Mr Edmondson, Education Officer for the National Trust visited the school and gave a talk, illustrated with slides, on the theme of ‘Conservation and Care of the Countryside’.
Mr Silvester, a parent of one of the 4th year Junior Girls was accompanied by his son to school where they gave a talk on honey bees. The talk was accompanied by a demonstration on how to handle bees, bee keepers dress and samples of honey which the children enjoyed.
Mr Wood attended a computer course held at S Martin's for teachers in Lancashire who have taken up the DoI Computer Scheme.
Mrs Bullivant, Mr Wood and 21 pupils from Class 1 visited London for 3 days. Despite strikes the visit was a valuable experience for the pupils and everyone returned to Hornby on Friday 30th very tired but very happy.
Headteacher showed Mrs Brock a prospective parent around the school.
Headteacher showed Mr and Mrs Turvey, parents of a prospective pupil, around the school.
Mr White visited school. His family are moving into the village. They have 3 children, two of whom will begin school before the end of term.
Headteacher showed Mrs Gatrell around the school; the family are hoping to move into the village within the next six months. They have two boys aged 4 and 7.
Mr Pickering visited school. His family hope to move into the village.
Mrs E Kellet-Bowman MP for Lancaster and Lunesdale visited the school. She arrived at 8.40am and stayed almost 2 hours. She attended assembly then visited each class in turn.
3.45pm Mr C. Whitehead called to discuss the possibility of fixing bird and bat nesting boxes within the school grounds. This was to be done during the Autumn Term.
Today Mrs V. Elliott, Welfare Assistant at the school for 22 years retired. She was presented with a cut glass vase and bouquet of flowers from the pupils and staff.
Meeting at Skerton Primary School at 3.30pm with DEO re new school governing bodies in the light of the County Primary experience.
Class 1 trip to London, 23 pupils plus Mrs Bullivant, Miss Hollingsworth and Mr Wood stayed at Martin Court Hotel, Earls Court on a 3 day trip, visiting many famous landmarks. Seven pupils and Mr Wood met the Prime Minister Mrs Thatcher opposite No. 10 Downing Street. A photograph was taken which was later autographed by the Prime Minister.
Village Festival Procession from Station Yard to the Primary School field took place at 6.30pm. The PTA float was decorated in the theme of the 'Royal Wedding', which involved the forthcoming wedding of HRH Prince Andrew to Miss Sarah Ferguson on 23rd July. PTA entry won second prize £10 awarded by Mr Owen Oyston of Oyston Estate Agency.
School closed for the summer holidays. In the final assembly we said goodbye to 18 pupils who were transferred to secondary schools in September. One pupil to LRGS, one to LGGS, one to Our Lady's High School, three to Ripley St ThomasCE Secondary School, three to Lunesdale County Secondary School, 9 to Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale.
Councillor Hannah visited school at 11am. This was his first visit during working hours since he was appointed a Governor of the school
Governors’ Sub-Committee met in Vicarage 6.45pm to discuss the publication of first ever Annual Report to parents.
[The log book number 3 finishes on 21st October 1987.]
D Jelly HMI in school to discuss in-service and clustering of small schools.
Class I with children from Tatham Fells and Forton Primary Schools on three day trip to London. Mrs Bullivant and Mr Wood with pupils. All satisfactory.
The school was broken into during the night.
Governors’ annual meeting for parents in school. At this meeting it was decided to adopt a school uniform........
Interview for post of Nursery Nurse in school. Mrs J White appointed.
Last day of school year. Also retirement of Mrs Sheila Ingleby, Deputy Head; Mrs Jean Webster, Nursery Assistant.
Pupils return to school. There are 70 pupils on roll.
We said ‘goodbye’ to Mrs Bullivant who is taking early retirement.......She was an extremely dedicated teacher and hard worker for the school and community.
Start of Hornby Village Festival week. Procession of floats through village to Primary School field. PTA float won Ist prize for their entry ‘Old MacDonald’s Farm’.
School Roll = 62 pupils
Mr Miller, financial Adviser, in school at 10am to suggest ways of increasing school’s budget. Proposals to be put to Governors at the next meeting.
Class I visited the Morecambe Visitor newspaper to see how the newspaper is printed.
Hornby CE hosted an afternoon visit by 36 Yr 6 pupils from Scotforth CE who were ‘evacuated’ for the afternoon. Talks were given by three villagers about their wartime experiences and their recollections of the evacuation from Salford to Hornby of many schoolchildren during 1939-40. The Lancaster Guardian reporter and photographer were present.
B G Wood attended Appraisal Training meeting at Woodlands, Chorley.
Mr Wood commenced an appraisal of a Headteacher colleague, beginning with an initial meeting this evening.
Mr Wood received a telephone call at home from Mrs Greathead, the caretaker, to say that the school had been broken into. [Detailed description] It was a shock to everyone at school that such vandalism could be done to a village primary school. It has made us all aware that nowhere is safe from mindless malicious behaviour.
The last day of the Easter Term. This afternoon the school said Goodbye to Mrs Mary Stoneham, who is leaving Hornby to take up a new post at Arkholme CE School.
During the week visits to school by members of the Property Services team were made. The school hopes to replace rotting window frames and panels.....
School broken into.
Presentations to Mrs Batty (School Clerk) and Mrs Ferrington (Kitchen Assistant & Welfare) who retired today after 27 & 25 years service respectively.
Annual Sports Day. B G Wood presented the trophies. He did this, as he explained, because this would be his last sports afternoon at Hornby. In January he will take up a new post at Scotforth CE School in Lancaster.