Attendance fluctuated considerably during the early years of the school. In October 1912, for the first time ever, a 100% attendance figure for a week was recorded in the school log book. This was repeated the following month.
However, there were many absences due to illnesses such as heavy colds, whooping cough and mumps. In 1913, the school was closed completely from 6th February to 10th March due to an outbreak of measles and in 1918, an influenza pandemic forced the closure of the school for several weeks.