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11 Plus

Every KBGS student will remember the day their parents received the dreaded letter from Keighley Education Office to say whether their offspring had achieved Grammar School or not. A nail biting time.

I received a new bicycle from Harry Wood's shop in Cavendish Street. Little did I know what was in front of me!!

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 59' 66

Re: 11 Plus

Did people get presents, I never knew that. I remember my dad said "grand" and then continued to read the paper.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-65

Current location (optional) Leeds

Re: 11 Plus

Its funny I cant remeber my parent reaction or getting a 'gift' but my Grandfathers words were 'Thats reight champion that'

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1958-1964

Current location (optional) Wirral

Re: 11 Plus

My mother picked up the envelope crammed with papers and forms with Keighley Boys Grammar School splashed over them, from the postman, and said, "I think our David has passed". I also got a bike.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1959-64

Current location (optional) Keighley

Re: 11 Plus

I didn't get a bike either!

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-61

Current location (optional) Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

Re: 11 Plus

At Parkwood Juniors, when they got the results of the 11+, these were announced to the kids and the successful candidates were allowed to go home at dinnertime to tell their parents. In present day terms, that would mean a fleet of 4x4s parked up from Park Lane to Thwaites in anticipation of the outcome. What's a bike?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 52-58

Current location (optional) Lincoln