By December 1940 the Air Raid Precautions training was being put to regular use!
Air raid siren sounded at 11:10am. Boys filed out to shelters – Raiders passed signal given at 11:50am.
Mr. Barnard from the County Offices visited the School. Reported the unsatisfactory state of the Air-Raid shelters. 1pm the Air-raid siren sounded. Boys went straight to the shelters as they came to School. Raiders passed signal given at 1:45pm. Boys given a quick run around the playground before going to their classes.
December 6th (Infant Department)
Siren 2.30. All clear 3 o'clock.
Air-raid siren sounded 9:15am. Boys went to shelter. Raiders passed signal given at 9:50am.
Mrs. Jeffs absent due to sickness.
December 17th (Girl's Department)
Siren 9.30am, "All Clear" 9.50am
December 17th (Infant Department)
Siren 1.15 – 1.55
December 18th (Infant Department)
Siren 1.15 – 2.15
Air-raid siren sounded at 9:30am. Raiders passed signal given 10:15am. School Christmas Party this afternoon.
December 19th (Girl's Department)
Siren 3.30pm, "All Clear" 4pm
December 20th (Infant Department)
Siren 1.15 All clear 2.00
"I checked registers and found all correct." School closed for Christmas Holidays.
Re-opened School 9:30am. Mrs. Jeffs returned to duty.
January 7th (Infant Department)
Siren 2.15 – all clear 3 o'clock
Air-raid siren sounded 9:15am. Boys went to shelters. Raiders passed signal given 9:55am.
Mrs. Watts absent owing to sickness
Mrs. Watts returned to duty.
Mrs. Watts absent owing to sickness.
May 5th (Girl's Department)
War Weapons Week (Kirkham and Fylde). Special efforts will be made to encourage the parents as well as the children to help in the effort to keep on saving and to encourage others to join the National Savings Movement.
October 21st (Girl's Department)
Received notice that the C.E. Schools have been ear marked as a Rest Centre.
November 20th (Girl's Depatment)
Number of girls between the ages 10-15 yrs. on Sep 1st 1941 is 58. (Information required under Rationing Order).
December 3rd (Girl's Department)
"Rationing of Cloth, Clothing, Knitting Wool and Materials".
Under the above order it has been found necassary to enlarge the school's policy of making "thrift" garments, etc. The girls now undertake work for Social Organisations and W.V.S., or for parents and friends. This week 23 pairs of bed socks and 4 capes have been sent to the "Invalid Circle".
February 2nd (Girl's Department)
War Time Address of Ministry of Pensions Branch of the Board of Education – Marina Hydro, Rhyl, Flintshire.
February 11th (Infant Department)
Siren sounded 2-5 All clear 3.40
March 18th (Girl's Department)
Road Safety Lecture by P.C. Scholes.
At least one member of the staff was directly involved in the armed forces during the war. On October 6th 1945 the Log Book notes that; "Mr. Swan who was on the staff of this school up to Oct 2nd 1940 has now been demobilised from H.M. Forces, and returns to duty in charge of Class 2."
The entry for September 30th 1940 records that Mr. Swan had been "called up for training with the Royal Artillery at Scarborough."