Re: Header Belsfield school
Posted by Sheila on November 30, 2019, 7:28 pm, in reply to "Re: Header Belsfield school"
I remember girls from St Aloysius who past the first half of the eleven plus went to this school. Jarrow central, it was called. Many years ago,I read that all the pupils who past the first half of the eleven plus from all primary schools, also past the second part, but because of the school places, the powers that be decided who went to the Grammar and who went to the central. How many children at the time thought they were just short of being clever enough to get a place at the Grammar school. I might add not me, as I didn’t pass the first part of the eleven plus. I remember in my class, about 6/8 class mates were moved to one side of the room. Then the teacher said to the rest of us, we could all take out a book and read. We thought we were so lucky not to do the ‘Hard Work’. How unknowing we were about what as happening. |