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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:34 pm 
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I'm new here so hope you can help. I was born on 03/07/1959 so I estimate I would have taken my 11+ exam in 69/70/71? I am desperately trying to find out whether or not I passed. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Would I have taken it at the end of junior school or the beginning of senior school? Which examining body would it have been? Knowsley Borough Council only seem to be interested in getting children into schools at the moment.
Thanking you in advance.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:46 am 
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You would have been the same academic year as me (though I was not in Knowsley) - my 11 plus exam would have been early 1970 when we were in the top juniors with a view to starting new school in Sept 1970.

Goodness knows who the board were - suspect the local authority set their own test and I doubt that any results / records have been kept - the structure of the LEAs may well have changed and they may well have moved offices and destroyed papers after an appropriate time. I don't know about educational records but the max that medical records are kept is 25 years (obstetric) so guess the education records would be less than that


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:07 am 
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Are there any local Facebook groups focusing on the history of your area? If so, there may be someone on there with particular knowledge of the education system (or even someone from the LA who is happy to answer questions on the site, as opposed to not having the time to do so as part of their day job, so to speak). The chances of your records still existing are fairly slim, though, as HM has indicated.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:34 pm 
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hermanmunster wrote:
You would have been the same academic year as me (though I was not in Knowsley) - my 11 plus exam would have been early 1970 when we were in the top juniors with a view to starting new school in Sept 1970.

Goodness knows who the board were - suspect the local authority set their own test and I doubt that any results / records have been kept - the structure of the LEAs may well have changed and they may well have moved offices and destroyed papers after an appropriate time. I don't know about educational records but the max that medical records are kept is 25 years (obstetric) so guess the education records would be less than that

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Thank you for your reply. I'm sure you are right, they are probably destroyed. : (


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:39 pm 
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ToadMum wrote:
Are there any local Facebook groups focusing on the history of your area? If so, there may be someone on there with particular knowledge of the education system (or even someone from the LA who is happy to answer questions on the site, as opposed to not having the time to do so as part of their day job, so to speak). The chances of your records still existing are fairly slim, though, as HM has indicated.


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Thank you for your reply. I will have a look as you suggested. I have also submitted a FOI (Freedom of Information Request) with Knowsley Borough Council. They may be able to point me in the right direction!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:25 am 
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Might be more a subject access request (for information held about you, under data protection law) but see what they say. No chance of getting in touch with someone who knew you/ your family and might have known and remember?


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