Walton in Gordano School

 

 

Diary

 

 

 

1877 – Week ending January 12th

School commenced on Tuesday January 9th 1877 (Prevented from being opened on Monday, by the schoolroom not being dry from previous painting) after the Christmas Vacation of a fortnights, with nineteen Scholars.                                                            A new Registers beguns.

Week ending January 19th

Admitted two boys as afternoon Scholars, viz, Henry Nesbets aged 14 years, and Albert Plumbley aged 13 years. An Arithmetic lesson given to these two boys, and Subtractions of Avoirdupois Weight taught.

Week ending January 26th

On Tuesday Simple Long Division taught to Standards III.  Friday afternoon children taught to Sing “Crouching neath an Arch”.

Week ending February 2nd

A Half-holiday was given Wednesday afternoon, because the schoolroom was required by the Rector. The teacher was unable to take singing lessons Friday afternoon (according to the time-table) Although suffering from a severe cold.

Week ending February 9th

Monday morning the school was visited by the Rector and another gentleman during Writing Lessons which lesson was overlooked by them. Thursday Morning a Writing Lesson given to Standard I and II.

Week ending February 16th

On Monday only eleven present, bad weather preventing the childrens attendance, some having to come a long distance.  Admitted Herbert Clarke who was put for instruction into Standard III.

Week ending February 23rd

School not opened until Monday afternoon the Teacher having had the Rector’s permission so to do. On Friday a new song taught “Light in the Window”.

Week ending March 2nd

School conducted in its ordinary course, and learning progressing favourably.

Week ending March 9th

Two boys and two girls names taken off the Register, on account of their leaving the village.  Thursday Examinations in the morning.

Week ending March 16th

Wednesday afternoon Ada Plumbley and E. Nisbot began knitting stockings.  Song “Have you seen the Lily” taught.

Week ending March 23rd

The School visited by the Rector Tuesday morning and looked at the Arithmetic which was being done by the Scholars.  The Average for this week the lowest since Christmas being only thirteen.

 

Week ending March 29th                                                                                 

The two Afternoon Boys (who were admitted 15th Jan) names taken off the Register, as they were sent out to work, their ages being fourteen years.       School broke up Thursday afternoon for Easter Holidays.

Week ending April 13th

On Monday opened school after a weeks holiday with nineteen children, and a new quarter of the register commenced. Admitted E Howell and brother. A whole holiday on Tuesday, the schoolroom being used for the collector of Tithes.

 

Week ending April 20th

E. Nisbet and I. Plumbley at home sick with very bad colds, the whole week and also K. Clarke on Thursday. On Tuesday Mary and Robert Parsons attended school after three months absence.

 

Week ending April 27th   

School worked in the usual order.

 

Week ending May 4th  

Wednesday afternoon Ada Plumbley finished knitting one of her stockings and began the second.

Thursday E. Baker at home with a bad cold.

 

Week ending May 11th

E. Nisbet finished one knitted stocking and commenced the second.

The song “School is over” taught.

 

Week ending May 18th

Tuesday morning W. Newton admitted. The School teaching going on as usual.

 

Week ending May 25th

School commenced on Wednesday, Monday and Tuesday being Whitson Holiday.

The Average for this week very bad, being only twelve.

 

Week ending June 1st

The Rector was present at Grace and dismissing time on Wednesday morning.

 

Week ending June 8th

On Tuesday afternoon A. Parsons left school before the time, and cancelled her   attendance mark.

The school taught in the usual routine.

 

Week ending June 15th

The Rector visited the school on Monday afternoon and overlooked the boys writing lesson, and also on Tuesday afternoon had a spelling lesson with the boys, which lesson they had been previously doing.

 

Week ending June 22cd

Monday afternoon the Schools Annual Examination took place.

Tuesday afternoon a half holiday was given, as is generally the rule after an examination.

 

Week ending June 29th

A lesson of the formation of e`s was given to Standards I and II Tuesday morning.

Commenced teaching the song “Be kind to thy Mother”, Friday afternoon.

 

Week ending July 6th

Tuesday morning admitted Charlotte Cooling aged five years.

The attendances made during the past week were higher than any has been for the last three months.

The Average being twenty.

 

 

Summary of the Inspectors Report.

 

“This small School is in very good order, and considering that the Mistress has been only five months in charge, has made a very fair start.

The Needlework is good”.

 

Signed.                         R.W. Hautenville

                   Correspondent and Manager.

 

 

 

Week ending July 13th

Monday morning a new quarter on the Register commenced and admitted William Cooling aged ten years, who on account of his backwardness was put into Standard I to be taught.

Reductions of Apothecaries Weight taught at Standard IV.

 

Week ending July 20th 

Compound Subtractions taught to Standards III Wednesday morning.

Standards IV taught darning on Friday Afternoon.

 

Week ending July 27th

Scholars taught according to Time-Tables. Stitching taught to Standards II Girls, Thursday afternoon.

 

Week ending August 3rd

The Rector was present at Dismissing time on Wednesday afternoon.

 

Week ending August 10th

Thursday Afternoon there was twenty-five present, which was the highest attendance this year.

Friday morning school broke up for a months vacation.

No school Friday afternoon as it was the school treat.

 

Week ending September 14th

Commenced school Monday Morning after one months holiday with twenty present.

Thursday afternoon the Rector visited the school and overlooked the Registers.

 

 

Week ending September 21st

William Cooling attended school on Monday, after an absence of two months.

Monday afternoon the Rector corrected the Boys Writing Lesson.

 

Week ending September 28th

Thursday Morning, Multiplication by two figures taught to Standard II.

 

Week ending October 5th

The number in attendance on Friday afternoon only six, the scholars being kept from school to pick up apples and potatoes.

Six names taken from the Register, four being old enough to leave school altogether, and two having moved their residence left to go to a school nearer their homes.

 

Week ending October 12th

On Monday a New Quarter on the Register commenced.

No school on Tuesday the school-room being used for the collection of Tithes.

 

Week ending October 19th

Monday afternoon Kate Clarke and Annie Parsons began to mark on Sampler for the first time.

 

Week ending October 26th

Monday Afternoon E. Baker and A. Sellick, two Standard I girls taught to mark on Course Canvas.

The Rector visited the school Tuesday afternoon and the Teacher spoke to him about the irregularity of several boys.

Compound Addition taught to Standard III Wednesday morning.

 

Week ending November 2nd

The attendances on Monday was very bad indeed owing to the unfavourable weather.

The Rector was present at Grace and the opening of School on Friday Afternoon.

 

Week ending November 9th

Two Admitted on Monday Morning and two in the Afternoon.

Simple Subtraction taught to Standards I Thursday morning.

The Attendances of this week, far better than it has been since the Harvest Holidays.

 

Week ending November 16th

Monday morning the Rector was present at the Dictation Lesson of Standards I and II and also a number of the scholars were heard to read by him.

 

Week ending November 23rd

Wednesday morning the Rector took Standard I in a Reading Lesson and Standard II in a Dictation Lesson. Two Girls and one Boy home the whole week sick.

 

Week ending November 30th

This week school did not commence until Tuesday, on account of the Teacher having had a holiday on Monday for a case of importance.

 

Week ending December 7th

The School was visited by the Rector Wednesday morning when he looked at the Dictation of Standard III and the Arithmetic of Standard II. 

 

Week ending December 14th

The Rector visited the school on Thursday and saw the Writing of Standard I and Arithmetic of Standard II.

A boy under six taught to do Simple Additions and Subtractions at different times this week and able to work them correctly.

 

1878- Week ending January 10th

The School commenced on Monday January 7th after the Christmas Vacation. “Alice Bush” commenced my duties as Teacher of this school from that day.

On Monday morning fourteen present.

The Rector visited the school on Monday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon and Thursday Morning.

A new Register begun.

 

Week ending January 18th

The Rector visited the school on Monday Morning.

The attendances this week much the same as last, the average being thirteen . On Friday afternoon began learning the children the Song called “The Sleigh Ride”.

 

Week ending January 25th

The School was visited by the Rector Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during the week. A few more attendances made this week, the average being two higher.

 

Week ending February 1st

The Rector visited the School Monday morning, Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning also Friday Morning at which time he heard the repetition of Home Lessons, the Subject being Grammar.

 

Week ending February 8th

The Rector visited the School on Monday afternoon and looked at the Boys writing. He also visited on Friday morning.

Martha Atherton and her brother came to School on Monday after an illness of five weeks.

 

Week ending February 15th

The School was visited by the Rector Thursday and Friday.

On Wednesday transferred William Blake from the I to the II Standard.

Taught Compound Short Division to Standard III at different times during the week.

 

Week ending February 22cd

The Diocesan Examination took place on Tuesday from quarter past nine till ten-o-clock. The Register was marked as the school afterwards resumed its usual work.

The Rector visited the School on Thursday.

 

 

 

Week ending March 1st

A Holiday was given on Monday as one was not given after the Diocesan Examination which took place the week before.

Very few attendances made this week owing to sickness and bad weather. Average only ten.

 

Week ending March 8th

The Rector visited the School Thursday morning.

Taught Subtraction to Standard I during the week.

Friday afternoon commenced learning the Song “Horizontal.”

 

Week ending March 13th

The School was visited by the Rector Tuesday Morning.

At different times during the week taught Multiplication to Standard I and Short Division to Standard II.

 

Week ending March 20th

George Cooling attended School on Monday after an absence of four weeks.

Admitted Robert Curry aged five years.

William Blakes name taken off the register as he has left the neighbourhood.

 

Week ending March 29th

School conducted in its ordinary course.

 

Week ending April 5th

The Rector visited the School Tuesday afternoon and looked at the Boys Arithmetic.

No School on Friday being Tithe day.

A new Quarter commenced this week.

Average this week higher than it has been since the Christmas Holidays.

 

Week ending April 12th

On Monday admitted Arthur Weeks age four years.

On Wednesday admitted George Blake age six years and re-admitted William Blake.

The School was visited by the Rector Monday Morning.

 

Week ending April 18th

Monday Morning admitted William Cooling age twelve years.

School broke up Thursday for Easter Holidays.

The Rector visited the School Thursday Afternoon.

 

Week ending May 3rd

School commenced Monday April 29th after Easter Holidays.

Admitted Monday Morning Lily Blake a girl in the II Standard.

The Rector visited the School Thursday Afternoon.

Attendances greatly improved this week. Average 23.

 

Week ending May 10th

The School Attendance still keeps very good. Average 23.

Admitted Albert Wilmott a I Standard boy age eight years.

 

Week ending May 17th

The Rector visited the School Thursday and took Standard II in a Reading lesson.

On Friday afternoon commenced teaching Song called “Come to the Old Oak Tree."

 

Week ending May 24th

On Friday Afternoon finished learning the Song that was commenced the week before.

 

Week ending May 31st

The Register was not marked Thursday Morning as the children were taken into Church. Very few present in the afternoon.

Two named taken off the Register.

 

Week ending June 7th

A new Register commenced.

Lily Blake`s name taken from the Register and William Cooling.

 

Week ending June 14th

School did not commence till Wednesday Morning, holidays been given on Monday and Tuesday.

 

Week ending June 21st

Annual Examination Thursday Afternoon.

Admitted on Monday Morning E. Howell and her brother.

 

Week ending June 28th

On Monday Morning admitted M.A. Curry and readmitted E. Blake.

The Rector visited the School Thursday Afternoon and Friday Morning.

 

Week ending July 5th

Admitted on Monday Morning two girls for a month aged seven and six.

On Thursday Morning commenced learning the Song “My Native Land”.

 

 

Summary of Inspectors Report.

 

“The children in this small School are in very fair order, and carefully taught.

Some easier reading-cards are wanted”.

A.Plumbley was disqualified for a second presentation in the third Standard. (Article 29)

 

Signed.                         R.W. Hautenville

                                Rector and Manager.

 

 

Week ending July 12th

The Rector with another gentleman visited the School Monday Afternoon and overlooked the Boys Writing Lesson.

The School was also visited by the Rector Tuesday and Friday.

School commenced Friday Afternoon at half past one as the children were dismissed at a quarter to four instead of their usual time.

 

 

Week ending July 19th

School conducted in its ordinary Course.

Commenced teaching Standard III Compound Addition.

 

Week ending July 26th

The School was visited by the Rector Monday Morning.

Admitted this week William Watts and his sister, both being put with the Infants to receive instruction.

Had a complaint from one of the parents that she did not wish her daughter (a girl in the IV Standard) to learn Geography. This is the second time that the same person has complained of it.

 

Week ending August 2nd

Friday Morning School broke up for a months vacation.

No School Friday Afternoon as it was the Annual School Treat.

 

Week ending September 6th

School commenced September 2nd after a months vacation.

The children over seven years of age have now commenced paying two-pence per week. Those in the IV and following Standards three-pence.

Average this week 20.

 

Week ending September 13th

This School was visited by the Rector Friday Morning when he punished Fred Weeks and brother for leaving (intentionally) their home-lesson slates behind.

The names of two boys taken off the register.

Average 22.

 

Week ending September 20th

The Register overlooked by Mr. Tipper on Thursday Morning. Names taken down of those who had been absent or irregular since the holidays.

 

Week ending September 27th

Admitted Mary J Blake (a girl in the I Standard) as an Afternoon Scholar.

 

Week ending October 4th

The School was visited by the Rector Thursday Morning, when he overlooked the II and III Standard Dictation Lesson and he also explained to them what they had been writing about.

 

Week ending October 11th

Admitted Monday Morning a boy aged three.

No School on Tuesday the Schoolroom being used for the collection of Tithes.

On Wednesday taught Standard II multiplication by two figures and Standard III Compound Subtraction.

 

Week ending October 18th

Average this week only seventeen. Most of the elder Scholars being kept at home to pick up potatoes.

 

Week ending October 25th

No School this week.

 

Week ending November 1st

Average this week 20.

The School was visited by the Rector Tuesday Morning.

Register over-looked by Mr. Tipper Tuesday Afternoon.

 

Week ending November 8th

Frederick Week attended School this week after an absence of five weeks.

On Wednesday taught Standard II Multiplication by three figures and Standard IV Compound Multiplication.

 

Week ending November 15th

School visited by the Rector Monday Morning.

Average improved this week being 22.

 

Week ending November 22nd

Rector visited the School Monday Morning and heard the II and III Standards read which lesson they had been previously doing.

A girl in the II Standard taught Short Division on Wednesday.

 

Week ending November 29th

Two names taken off the Register this week. School visited by the Rector Monday Morning.

Mary J Blake attended School this week after an absence of one month, but only attended twice during the week.

Average this week 21.

 

Week ending December 6th

School visited by the Rector Wednesday Morning.

Average improved this week being 23.

Commenced a New Quarter on the Register.

 

Week ending December 13th

Admitted William Blake on Monday Morning.

Average this week only nineteen partly owing to the small attendance Friday Morning.

 

Week ending December 20th

Average only sixteen this week owing to the unfavourable weather.

School broke up Friday Morning for its Christmas Vacations.

 

1879- Week ending January 10th

The School commenced on Monday January 6th after the Christmas Vacation.

I “Emma Walliker” commenced my duties as Teacher of this School from that date.

On Monday morning fourteen present. School closed on Monday afternoon and Tuesday in consequence of a tea being held in the room and the remaining part of the week in consequence of bad weather.

 

 

Week ending January 17th

The Rector visited on Monday and Wednesday morning.

Attendance very fair, Average 22.

Found children very backward in Arithmetic and Writing.

Taught a new song viz, “The Indian Warriors Grave.”

 

Week ending January 24th

The Rector visited on Wednesday and examined children`s writing.

Attendance much the same as last week. Two names taken off the register.

Taught the children a new song, viz, “The childs first Grief”.

 

Week ending January 31st

Attendance very fair. Average 22.

On Wednesday afternoon  the register was marked at 1-45 and children dismissed at 3-45.

 

Week ending February 7th

Admitted Joseph and Louisa Kitchen and re-admitted William and Alice Witts.

Average improved this week being 25.

 

Week ending February 14th

Ordinary progress.

Attendance much the same as last week.

 

Week ending February 21st

Admitted Martha and Maria Nash also Mary Slade.

Taught the III Standard Compound Subtraction and Division.

Average 26.

 

Week ending February 28th

The Rector visited on Thursday.

Attendance much the same as last week.

The register was not marked on Wednesday afternoon as the children were taken to Church being Ash Wednesday.

 

Week ending March 17th

Commenced a new quarter on the register, three names taken off.

Admitted Mary Nash.

School visited by the Rector and Curate (Rev`d  J. L. St. John) on Friday.

Average 26.

 

Week ending March 14th

The Diocesan Examination took place on Tuesday, after which a half holiday was given.

Admitted Jane Nash.

Average 26.

 

Week ending March 21st

Attendance still keeps good. Average 28.

Admitted Elizabeth Curry.

 

 

The Revd J.S. St, John visited on Tuesday afternoon. The Rector on Wednesday and examined children`s writing.

 

Week ending March 28th

Average this week only twenty-four owing to some of the boys being kept home for potato planting and bird keeping.

Register overlooked by Mr. Tipper on Thursday.

 

Week ending April 4th

Average this week only sixteen. The children being kept home through sickness.

The Rector visited on Monday.

 

Week ending April 11th

School closed on Wednesday being tithe day.

School broke up on Thursday for Easter holidays.

 

Week ending April 25th

School commenced on Monday after Easter holidays.

Admitted Charlotte Kitchen.

The Rector visited on Monday.

A lady visited on Tuesday and heard the children sing.

 

Week ending May 2nd

Admitted Lottie Kitchen.

The Rector visited on Tuesday and Friday.

Register overlooked by Mr Tipper on Tuesday.

 

Week ending May 9th

Six names taken off the register, two children having left the Parish and four having gone to All Saints school, being in that parish. The mother expressed regret at removing her children but was told by the clergyman, the children ought to attend their parish school.

 

Week ending May 16th

Two names taken off the register.

Commenced teaching the children a new song.

 

Week ending May 23rd

Attendance very fair. Average 26.

Register overlooked by Mr Tipper on Thursday.

 

Week ending May 30th

Admitted Charles Wade and Florence Newton.

Average this week 30.

Mrs Hodgson visited the school Friday afternoon and looked at Girls needlework.

 

Week ending June 6th

School closed on Monday being Whit Monday.

Commenced the new registers.

Martha Athertons name taken from the book.

 

 

Week ending June 13th

Annual Examination took place on Wednesday afternoon.

Holiday given on Friday as is generally the rule after an examination.

 

Week ending June 20th

The Rector visited on Monday and Wednesday.

A lesson of Numeration given to the I and II Standards.

Attendance very fair.

 

Week ending June 27th

Average this week only twenty-seven partly owing to the wet weather.

The Rector visited on Wednesday.

Commenced teaching the children a new song, viz, “Casablanca”.

 

Week ending July 4th

School broke up today for summer vacation.

 

 

Summary of Inspectors Report

 

“The children in this small school are neat and orderley and making very fair general progress but should improve in Arithmetic.

 

Signed                         R.W. Hautenville.

                                Rector and Manager.

 

 

Week ending July 25th

School commenced July 21st after a fortnights vacation.

Admitted on Monday Thomas and Joseph Coles.

Half holiday given on Thursday for the annual school treat.

The Rector visited on Wednesday and Thursday morning

 

Week ending August 1st

Two ladies visited on Monday and heard the children sing.

The children dismissed at ten-thirty on Thursday. Holiday given in the afternoon.

The Rector visited on Friday.

 

Week ending August 8th

A lady visited the school on Thursday.

Re-admitted three children on Monday.

Half holiday given on Wednesday.

 

Week ending August 15th

The Rector visited on Monday.

Admitted four children on Tuesday.

Average this week 34.

 

Week ending August 22nd

The Rector visited on Monday.

Three ladies visited on Friday and heard the children sing.

Some new maps and pictures hung in the schoolroom this week.

 

 

 

Week ending August 29th

The Attendance this week not to good, owing to the very wet weather.

The Rector visited on Thursday.

 

Week ending September 5th

A new Quarter commenced this week.

Admitted Elizabeth Cooling.

Attendance improved this week. Average 34.

A half holiday given on Friday.

 

Week ending September 12th

Attendance this week much the same as last.

The Rector visited on Friday.

A lesson on Numeration  given to the I and II Standards.

Compounded Multiplication taught to the IV Standard.

 

Week ending September 19th

Ordinary progress.

 

Week ending September 26th

Taught Reductions to the III Standard.

Attendance this week very fair. Average 32.

 

Week ending October 3rd

The Rector visited on Friday.

Compound Addition taught to the III Standard.

 

Week ending October 10th

Finished teaching the children a new song viz, “Excelsior”.

No school on Tuesday the room being used for the collection of tithes.

School broke up on Friday for a weeks holiday. Children being wanted to pick up potatoes.

 

Week ending October 24th

School commenced October 20th

Average this week 26.

The Rector visited on Monday.

 

Week ending October 31st

Average this week only twenty-five, the older boys being kept home to finish picking up potatoes.

The Rector with a gentleman and lady visited the school on Tuesday and heard the children sing.

 

Week ending November 7th

The Rev`d A Burd (Curate in charge) visited the school on Monday and Friday, Mrs Burd visited on Thursday and gave the girls a knitting lesson.

 

 

Week ending  November 14th

The Rev`d A Burd visited on Wednesday and Friday.

On Thursday the hour taken for needlework was from three till four instead of two to three.

 

Week ending November 21st

The Registers overlooked by Mr Tipper.

On Friday the register marked at one-thirty and the children dismissed at three-thirty.

The Rev`d A Burd visited on Wednesday and Friday.

 

Week ending November 28th

School conducted in its ordinary course.

Commenced teaching II Standard short Division.

 

Week ending December 5th

Commenced a new quarter on the registers. Three names taken off, the children having left the parish.

Average this week 26.

 

Week ending December 12th  

Average this week only twenty-four. The younger children not being able to attend, in consequence of bad weather.

The Rev`d A Burd visited.

 

Week ending December 19th

Average this week only nineteen. Many of the children suffering from chicken pox. The weather also unfavourable.

School broke up this morning for Christmas holidays.

 

1880 –Week ending January 9th

School commenced on Monday January 5th after the Christmas vacation.

Attendance very fair, Average.

 

Week ending January 16th

No School on Tuesday. The Children having a tea in the afternoon after which they sang and recited, the parents of the children and many ladies present.

 

Week ending January 23rd

This School was closed on Monday afternoon and Tuesday a concert being held in the room.

Attendance very poor, owing to the severe weather and many of the children suffering from cold.

 

Week ending January 30th

Many of the children still absent through sickness.

Taught the children a new song viz, “Be Kind to the Loved Ones at Home”.

 

Week ending February 6th

Attendance still very small.

Three names taken off the register. Elizabeth Nisbit a girl in the IV Standard having left the village and Louisa Lottie Kitchen gone to All Saints School.

 

Week ending February 13th

Register was not marked on Wednesday morning.

The children taken to church being Ash Wednesday.

The Rev`d A Burd visited on Thursday.

 

Week ending February 20th

The Diocesan Examination took place on Wednesday from half past nine, till half past ten-o-clock.

The Registers were then marked and the School resumed its usual work. A holiday given in the afternoon as is generally the rule after an examination.

 

Week ending February 27th

Attendance very much improved, Average thirty.

Commenced a new quarter in the registers.

Admitted five children.

The Rev`d J L St. John visited on Monday and the Rev`d A Burd on Wednesday.

 

Week ending March 5th

Average this week thirty.

The Rev`d A Burd visited.

 

Week ending March 12th

Attendance continues to improve, Average thirty.

Taught the children a new song viz, “The Swiss Toy Girl”.

 

Week ending March 19th

The Rev`d A Burd visited on Tuesday and Friday.

School conducted in its ordinary course.

 

Week ending March 26th

School broke up to day for Easter Holidays.

The Rev`d A Burd visited Wednesday and Thursday morning.

 

Week ending April 9th

Commenced school on Monday the 5th after Easter Holidays.

Average only twenty-seven.

 

Week ending April 16th

Average this week only twenty-six.

Some of the boys being kept at home for planting potatoes.

The Rev`d A Burd and Mrs Burd visited the school.

 

Week ending April 23rd

A holiday given on Wednesday the schoolroom being used for the collection of tithes.

The Rev`d A Burd with a gentleman visited the school on Friday and heard the children sing.

 

Week ending April 30th

The Rev`d A Burd visited on Monday.

Attendance very fair.

Albert Atherton and George Cooling boys in the higher Standards unable to attend through sickness.

 

Week ending May 7th

Taught the children a new song viz, “Try Again”.

Average this week twenty-eight.

A Atherton and G Cooling still absent.

 

Week ending May 14th

The Rector visited the school on Monday and Tuesday and looked up the children`s Arithmetic.

Albert Atherton still very ill.

George Cooling attended two half days.

Average 32.

 

Week ending May 21st

The school was closed on Monday being “Whit Monday”.

The Rector visited on Tuesday and Friday.

Average 29.

 

Week ending May 28th

Taught the children a new song viz, “My Native Land”. Register overlooked by Mr Tipper on Thursday.

Average 31.

 

Week ending June 4th

Commenced a new quarter on register, Albert Morses name taken off. Admitted seven children.

Average this week thirty-seven.

The Rector visited on Tuesday and Thursday.

 

Week ending June 1ith

Annual Examination took place on Wednesday.

A half holiday given on Friday.

The Rector visited on Wednesday.

 

Week ending June 18th

The Rector visited on Monday and Friday.

A lesson on Numeration given to the I and II Standards. Taught III Standard long division.

 

Week ending June 23rd

Attendance very fair.

On Wednesday Arithmetic taken from 11-10 to 12-o-clock instead of 10-o-clock to 10-30 as certified on Time Table.

 

Week ending July 2cd

School broke up today for Summer vacation.

Average this week thirty-two.

The Rector visited on Wednesday.

 

 

 

Summary of Inspectors Report.

 

“The numbers have increased and the attendance has improved. The children are neat and orderly and fairly well in reading and writing but the spelling and arithmetic want attention. A monitor would be useful. The offices should be cleaned out.

My Lords expect the registers to be occasionally checked by one of the managers.”

Signed                                                                                                            Grant £15..14s.

R W Hautenville

 

 

Week ending July 23rd

School commenced on Monday July 19th after a fortnights holiday.

The Rector visited on Friday morning. A half holiday given in the afternoon for the annual school treat.

 

Week ending July 30th

Attendance not good this week. The older children kept at home to pick up potatoes and keeping birds.

The Rector visited the school.

 

Week ending August 6th

Half holiday given on Wednesday on account of a Flower Show being held at Clevedon.

Attendance still poor.

 

Week ending August 13th

The Rector visited on Monday.

School conducted in its usual course.

 

Week ending August 20th

The Rector visited.

Attendance not much improved.

A lesson on numeration given to the I, II and III Standards.

 

Week ending August 27th

Attendance improved.

The Rector visited on Monday.

Two ladies visited on Wednesday, examined the children`s needlework and heard them sing.

 

Week ending September 4th

The Rector visited on Wednesday and  Friday.

Average 33.

 

Week ending September 10th

Commenced a new quarter on register. Fred Weeks and George Cooling names taken from the book.

 

 

Weekending September 17th

Attendance improved.

Arthur and Tom Plumbley still absent from school on account of sickness in the house.

The Rector visited on Wednesday.

 

Week ending September 24th

The Rector visited on Friday.

Attendance improved.

Taught the Infants a new Song viz, “The Blue Bells”.

A lesson on Numeration given to the I, II and III Standards.

 

Week ending October 1st

The Rector with Miss Hautenville visited the school on Monday and took leave of the children having resigned the living after a ministry among them for fifteen years.

Attendance very fair.

 

Week ending October 8th

School broke up today for a weeks holiday.

Children being wanted to pick up potatoes.

 

Week ending October 22nd

School commenced on Monday.

The Rev`d C A Fowler visited.

Admitted three children.

Average 33.

 

Week ending October 29th

Attendance this week very poor owing to the unfavourable weather. The Rev`d  C  Fowler visited on Thursday and the Rector on Friday.

Average 27.

 

Week ending November 5th

The Rector visited on Friday.

Attendance slightly improved.

 

Week ending November 12th

The Rev`d C Fowler visited on Monday and Friday.

Three names taken off the register.

 

Week ending November 19th

The Rector visited on Wednesday.

Albert Wilmott attended school after an absence of several weeks.

Average 31.

 

Week ending November 26th

The Rev`d  C Fowler visited on Monday and Friday.

Attendance this week poor owing to the unfavourable weather.

Average 29.

 

 

Week ending December 3rd

The Rector visited on Thursday.

A lesson on Numeration given to the I Standard.

Average 30.

 

Week ending December 10th

The Rev`d C Fowler visited on Monday and Friday.

Taught the children a new song viz, “The Gleaners”.

 

Week ending December 17th

Admitted two children.

Attendance improved, Average thirty-five.

The Rev`d R W Hauntenville visited the school on Thursday.

Taught Standard IV, Reduction and Weights and Measures.

 

Week ending December 23rd

School broke up to-day, Thursday for Christmas vacation.

 

1881- Week ending January 14th 

 School commenced on Monday January 10th after the Christmas vacation.

Average.

 

Week ending January 21st

School closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday owing to the bad weather. The roads rendered impassable owing to the deep snow.

 

 Week ending January 28th

Weather still very bad. Did not commence school until Monday afternoon, only very few present.

 

Week ending February 4th

Attendance improved.

The Rector visited the School on Wednesday.

The girls did needlework for two hours instead of one on Wednesday as certified on the Time Table.

 

Week ending February 11th

School conducted in its ordinary course.

Average 27.

 

Week ending February 18th

The Rector visited the school on Wednesday.

A lady visited Friday afternoon and heard the children sing.

Attendance improved. Average 31.

 

Week ending February 25th

The Rector visited the school on Friday and heard the children read. A longer time devoted to Arithmetic by the I Standard, as they are still rather backward in that subject.

 

Week ending March 4th

The Rector visited.

Attendance very fair. Average thirty-four.

Lilly Hurdles name taken from the register. Her parents having gone to Clevedon to live.

 

Week ending March 11th

Commenced a fresh quarter on register.

Attendance very fair.

Miss Fowler visited the school on Wednesday and inspected the children`s needlework.

The Rector visited on Thursday.

 

Week ending March 18th

Two names taken off the register. George and Ellen Breen`s their parents having left the village.

Many of the children kept home this week for planting potatoes.

Average 31.

 

Week ending March 25th

The Rector visited on Thursday.

Attendance still poor. Average thirty-one.

On Friday afternoon the register marked at 1-45 and children dismissed at 3-45.

 

Week ending April 1st

The Diocesan Examination took place on Monday 28th from 10-30 till 11-30. A half holiday given in the afternoon.

 

Report of the Diocesan Examination received on Friday it was as follows.

 

“This school is much improved. The children were intelligent and in good order and repeated reverently”.

 

Week ending April 5th

No school on Friday the room being used for the collection of tithes.

Attendance very poor. Average 31.

 

Week ending April 14th

School broke up today for Easter holidays.

The Rector visited on Thursday.

Average 31.

 

Week ending April 29th

School commenced on Monday after Easter holidays.

Only very few present.

The Rev`d C A Fowler visited on Wednesday.

A lady visited on Thursday and heard the boys read whilst the girls were taking needlework.

 

Week ending May 6th

Attendance improved. Average thirty-four.

The Rev`d C Fowler visited on Thursday.

Kate Clark`s name taken from the register.

 

Week ending May 13th

The Rector visited on Thursday and examined children`s writing.

Kate Clark used as a monitress for Infants.

Average 33.

 

Week ending May 20th

Attendance very fair.

Mrs Fowler visited on Thursday and examined  childrens needlework.

Average 31.

 

Week ending May 27th

The registers marked at 9-o-clock on Thursday and children taken to church at 11-o-clock being Ascension Day.

In the afternoon registers marked at 1-30 children dismissed at 3-30.

Average this week 34.

The Rector visited on Wednesday.

 

Week ending June 3rd

School year ended on Tuesday.

Commenced New Register on Wednesday. Albert Wilmotts name taken from the register. Admitted Florence Chapple and re-admitted Frederick Weeks.

The Rev`d C A Fowler visited on Tuesday.

 

Week ending June 10th

The School closed on Monday being Whit Monday. Attendance poor all this week. Average 31.

The Rector visited on Friday.

 

Week ending June 16th

Annual Examination took place on Wednesday afternoon there were 40 present. 30 presented.

A holiday was given on Friday.

 

Week ending June 24th

Admitted Thomas and Joseph Coles and re-addmitted Albert Wilmott. The Rector visited on Monday.

Average 38.

 

Weekending July 1st

School broke up on Friday Morning for three weeks vacation.

Average this week 39.5. Admitted John Panes.

The Rector visited on Thursday.

 

Summary of Inspectors Report.

 

“The children in this small school are neat and orderly and carefully taught. The Arithmetic of the upper standards wants attention”.               Grant £20..11.

Signed                 C.A. Fowler. Manager.

 

 

Week ending July 25th

School commenced on Monday July 25th after the summer vacation.

Florence Chapples name taken from the register. Re-admitted G Cooling.

Average 38.

 

Week ending August 5th 

Re-admitted Francis Hartree.

The Rector visited on Wednesday.

Four children kept from school on account of measles.

Average 34.

 

Week ending August 12th

Attendance very good this week until Thursday afternoon and Friday and then younger children unable to attend on account of very wet weather.

The Rector visited on Wednesday and Thursday. Average 34.

 

Week ending August 19th

Half holiday given on Monday afternoon for the annual School treat.

A day`s holiday given on Wednesday in consequence of flower show held at Clevedon. Attendance very poor.

Several children suffering from measles.

 

Week ending August 26th

Attendance very poor.

School closed on Friday afternoon.

 

Week ending September 2nd

School closed this week.

Measles very bad amongst the children.

 

Week ending September 9th

Commenced school September 5th.

Attendance very fair, but many children still unable to attend.

 

Week ending September 16th

The Rector visited on Monday.

Attendance continues to improve.

Mrs Fowler visited on Friday.

Average 33.

 

Week ending September 23rd

The Rector visited on Monday.

Attendance very fair. Average 35. 6.

Taught the children a new song, “The Graves of a Household.”

 

Week ending September 30th

Rev`d C A Fowler visited and examined the  children`s writing.

Mrs Newman visited on Thursday and heard the children read.

 

Week ending October 7th

Attendance not very good the older children kept home for picking up potatoes.

Mr Tipper overlooked the registers.

 

 

Week ending October 14th

School closed on Monday being Tithe Day and on Tuesday afternoon for a sale of work.

 

Week ending October 21st

The Rector visited.

Mrs Newman and Miss Fowler visited on Thursday.

Mr Tipper overlooked the registers.

 

Week ending October 28th

Attendance improved. Average 34.

The Rector visited on Friday and heard the children sing.

School closed for a fortnight. The teacher unable to attend through illness.

 

Week ending November 18th

Attendance very fair.

Mary and Isaac Slades names taken from the register their having left the parish.

The Rec`d C A Fowler visited.

 

Week ending November 25th

Admitted Ellen and William Wrangler and George Wilmott. Average 38.

Mr Tipper overlooked the registers.

The Rector and Miss Fowler visited.

Taught the children a new song,viz, “Lightly Row”.

 

Week ending December 2nd

A lesson on Reduction given to the Fourth Standard. Taught Standard II Multiplication by two figures. A lesson on, The Bear, given to the Infants.

 

Week ending December 9th

Attendance still very good.

The Rector visited, two ladies visited on Thursday and heard the children sing.

Average 40.

 

Week ending December 16th

Attendance not quite so good on account of wet weather. Average 36.

The Rector visited on Friday.

 

Week ending December 23rd

School broke up on Friday morning for its Christmas vacation.

 

1882- Week ending January 6th

Commenced School on Monday after a weeks holiday. The Rector and Mrs Fowler visited. Average 38.

Admitted Charles Dunn and Lily Hurdle.

 

Week ending January 13th

Attendance very fair.

The Rector visited on Friday.

A lesson on Reduction given to the IV Standard.

 

 

Week ending January 20th

Admitted Walter Yould. Kate Clark`s and Ellen and William Wrights name taken from the registers.

Average 35. The Rector visited on Tuesday. On Tuesday received notice of Scripture Examination and take place on Tuesday January 31st.

 

Week ending January 27th

School conducted in its ordinary course.

 

Week ending February 3rd

Mr Tipper visited the School and overlooked the registers.

The Rev`d C A Fowler visited. The Diocesan Examination took place on Tuesday. 44 present.

A holiday given in the afternoon.

 

Week ending February 10th

On Tuesday received the report of the Diocesan Exam, it was as follows;

 

“I found this school considerably increased and excellent in discipline and tone the children on the whole answer well and afford proof of careful and effective teaching and of influence for good.”

 

Week ending February17th

The Rector visited on Monday.

A half holiday given on Thursday afternoon on account of a tea being given (by Mrs Fowler) to the children.

 

Week ending February24h

On Wednesday morning the registers were marked at nine -o-clock and children taken to church at eleven being Ash Wednesday.

Miss Fowler visited on Friday.

 

Week ending March 3rd

Attendance very fair. Average 39.

Admitted Frederick Blake.

The Rector visited on Friday.

 

Week ending March I0th

On Monday commenced a fresh quarter in Registers. The Rector visited on Wednesday.

A lesson on numeration given to the First Standard.

 

Week ending March 17th

Attendance very fair.

The Rector visited and overlooked the writing.

 

Week ending March 24th

Admitted Ernest Lovell found him very backward, had not attended school but received home instruction. School conducted in its ordinary course.

 

Week ending March 31st

Attendance very poor.

Many of the children ill.

Miss Fowler visited and heard IV Standard read.

The Rector visited on Friday.

 

Week ending April 6th

Attendence still bad.

The Rector visited on Wednesday.

School broke up on Thursday for Easter vacation.

 

Week ending April 21st

Commenced School on Monday April 17th after the Easter holiday. Attendance not very good two children absent with whooping cough.

The Rector visited on Tuesday.

 

Week ending  April 28th

Charles Dunn a boy in the IV Standard returned to school after an absence of six weeks. Five children absent with whooping cough.

Miss Fowler visited on Friday.

 

Week ending May 5th

Average this week 30.

Several children suffering from whooping cough. The Rector and Miss Fowler visited on Friday.

Mr Tipper overlooked the registers on Wednesday.

 

Week ending May 12th

 Average this week only 30 on account of so many children being ill from whooping cough.

Annie Wright still absent has been a patient in the Cottage Hospital for three weeks. The Rector visited on Monday. Re-admitted Albert Atherton, a boy in the V Standard.

 

Week ending May 19th

Average this week 34 slighty improved. Albert Wilmott returned to school after an absence of seven weeks. Taught the children a new song, viz, “Home Sweet Home”.

 

Week ending May 29th

Attendance very fair.

The Rector and Miss Fowler visited.

 

Week ending June 2nd

A holiday given on Monday being Whit Monday. Commenced the new registers on Thursday being the 1st day of June.

Annie Wright returned to school after an absence of nine weeks.

 

Week ending June 9th

The Rector visited on Wednesday.

Mr Tipper overlooked the registers on Thursday. Charles Morse a boy in the IV Standard still absent.

A holiday given on Monday.

 

Week ending June 16th

Government examinations took place on Tuesday afternoon 35 presented 40 present.

A holiday given on Friday.

 

Week ending June 23rd

The children commenced their new reading books. Olive Sellick used as a monitress for the Infants and Florence Wilmott for the I Standard.

The Rector visited on Friday.

 

Week ending June 30th

Attendance not very good. Some of the boys kept at home for hay-making. The Rector visited on Friday. Two ladies visited and heard the children sing.

 

 

Summery of Inspectors Report

 

“ The children are in good order and carefully taught and making on the whole very fair progress, the best points being Handwriting and Arithmetic. The Reading and Spelling of the first and second Standard were unsatisfactory. The Infants class and Sewing very fair.

The accounts should be kept in proper form”.

Signed       Charles. A. Fowler. Manager.

 

 

Week ending July 7th

The Rector and Miss Fowler visited.

Attendance not very good on account of very wet weather.

 

Week ending July14th

Attendance Fair.

The school conducted in its ordinary course. Favourable progress.

 

Week ending July 20th

School broke up today Thursday for summer vacation.

The Rector visited on Monday.

Miss Fowler on Wednesday.

 

Week ending August 18th

School commenced on Monday after three weeks holiday.

Admitted William Virgo. Attendance fair. Average 34.

The Rector visited and tested the accuracy of the Registers on Thursday. Miss Fowler visited on Wednesday.

 

Week ending August 25th

Half holiday given on Wednesday.

Attendance very fair. The Rector visited on Thursday.

 

Week ending September 1st

Taught Standard II Multiplication by two figures. The Rector visited on Monday. A holiday given on Tuesday. Average 37. 4.

 

Week ending September 8th

The Annual School Treat took place on Monday afternoon.

Attendance very fair.

 

Week ending September 15th

Charles Morse, Albert Wilmott and Thomas Coles absent. Albert Wilmott reported to School Attendance Officer has only passed Standard II Aged 12.

The Rector visited on Friday.

 

Week ending September 22nd

School conducted in its ordinary course. Miss Fowler visited.

 

Week ending September 29th

Average this week thirty four.

Admitted Elizabeth Shepstone a girl in the III Standard.

 Albert Wilmott attended school one day this week.

 

Week ending October 6th

A half holiday given Tuesday afternoon the room being used for the collection of Tithes.

Miss Fowler visited on Friday.

 

Week ending October 13th

Average this week only 33.

The weather so bad that younger children cannot attend regularly.

 

Week ending October 20th

The Rector visited on Thursday.

Mr Tipper overlooked the registers on Friday. Attendance very poor.

 

Week ending October 27th

On Monday and Tuesday children could not come to school. Roads rendered impassable on account of very heavy rain. Attendance very poor remainder of week.

 

Week ending November 3rd

Miss Fowler visited on Friday and heard the IV and V Standards read.

The Rector overlooked the writing.

Taught the children a new Song.

 

Week ending November 10th

Average this week 34.

Gave a lesson on Reduction to IV Standard.

The Rector visited on Monday.

 

Week ending November 17th

Admitted Edith Virgo on Monday.

Attendance still very poor on account of unfavourable weather.

Miss Fowler visited on Friday.

The Rector visited and tested the registers.

 

 

Week ending November 24th

Frederick Weeks attended on Monday, after an absence of several weeks.

Four children`s name taken from the register, their having left the Parish.

 

Week ending December 2nd

Average this week 35.

A lesson on Reduction given to Standard IV. The Rector visited on Tuesday and overlooked the registers.

 

Week ending December 8th

Commenced a new quarter on the Registers. Admitted Elizabeth Marshall.

Average this week only “28” owing to unfavourable weather, on Thursday morning the snow to deep for children to attend.

 

Week ending December 15th

Attendance still very poor. On Friday morning 17 present, a holiday given in the afternoon.

 

Week ending December 22nd

The Rector and Miss Fowler visited.

School broke up in Friday for Christmas holidays.

 

1883- Week ending January 12th

School commenced on Monday January 8th after a fortnights holiday.

The Rector visited on Tuesday.

Charlotte and Elizabeth Cooling absent from school on account of sister having gastric fever.

 

Week ending January 19th

Attendance still poor. Mr Tipper visited on Thursday, took names of three children  that are attending badly. T Plumbley  F Hartree and J Wilmott.

Coolings still absent.

 

Week ending January 26th

Average this week only 26.

Coolings still absent. T Plumbley still very irregular.

The Rector visited on Tuesday.

Fred Weeks name taken from the register.

 

Week ending February2nd

The Rector visited on Monday.

Arthur Weeks has been absent from school three weeks with a broken arm. Taught the children a new song, “Before all Hands”

 

Week ending February 9th

Elizabeth Cooling returned to school after an absence of three weeks.

Mr Tipper visited on Monday. T Plumbleys attendance improved. Several children still irregular on account of severe colds.

 

Week ending February 16th

The Rector visited on Tuesday.

Charlotte Cooling attended school after an absence of four weeks.

Arthur Weeks still absence.

 

Week ending February 23rd

Scripture examinations took place Thursday morning, after which the register was marked.

Holiday given on Friday afternoon.

Arthur Weeks returned to school after an absence of five weeks.

 

Week ending March 2nd

Florence Wilmott`s name taken from the register she has left the parish to live with an Aunt. Attendance still small.

 

Week ending March 9th

Commenced a new quarter on the register. Mr Tipper overlooked the register. Seven children absent on account of bad health.

 

Week ending March 16th

 On Monday received the report of the Scripture examination. It was as follows;

 

“This school is doing excellent work. The repetition of the Infants was very clear and reverent, and they answered well in Holy Scripture. The Upper Group know a great deal of Scripture by heart, they have been carefully taught their home prayer. They sing with much expression.”

 

Week ending March23rd

A holiday given on Friday being Good Friday. The Rector and Miss Fowler visited on Thursday. Average 26.

 

Week ending March 30th

The Register was not marked on Monday afternoon the children had a tea in the schoolroom. On Friday afternoon school broke up for Easter vacations.

 

Week ending April 20th

Commenced school on Monday after a fortnights holiday.

Joseph and Arthur Weeks name taken from the register on account of their leaving the parish. The Rector visited on Tuesday. Admitted C Cooling.

 

Week ending April 27th

School conducted in its ordinary course. Attendance poor.

William Virgo absent on account of ill health.

 

Week ending May 4th

Attendance not improved.

Willie and Edith Virgo`s names taken from the register. The Dr. having recommended parents not to sent W Virgo on account of bad health. William and Florence Newton unable to attend two of the family suffering from “Scarlet fever”.

Ben Shannons name taken from the register. The parents with their family have gone to America.

 

 

 

Week ending May 11th

School conducted in its ordinary course. Elizabeth Cooling absent through sickness.

 

Week ending May 18th

School closed on Monday being Whit Monday. Attendance poor the rest of the week.

 

Week ending May 25th

Florence and William Newton still absent. Charlette Cooling, Tom Plumbley and Elizabeth Marshall very irregular.

 Mr Tipper overlooked the registers on Friday. Average 27. The Rector visited and overlooked the registers on Tuesday.

 

Week ending May 31st

Florence and William Newton returned to school after an absence of three weeks. The Rector visited on Friday. Average 28.

 

Week ending June 9th

Commenced the new registers.

William and Edith Virgo readmitted. Admitted Alice Perris and George Brimble. The Rector visited on Tuesday. Attendance slightly improved. Average 32 .4.

 

Week ending June 16th

Attendance improved. Average 34.

The Rector and Miss Fowler visited on Wednesday. Charles Cooling and Mary J Hatcher absent through sickness.

 

Week ending June23rd

Annual examination took place on Wednesday June 2oth. On Friday a holiday given.

 

Week ending June 29th

The Attendance this week not so good. The Rector visited on Wednesday and overlooked the register.

 

Week ending July 6th

A lesson on Numeration given to the II Standard. Taught the III Standard long Division and the IV Reduction of Money.

Attendance still small.

 

Week ending July 13th

The Rector visited on Friday. Taught the children a new song. Many of the children absent suffering from ringworm.

Miss Fowler took a Reading class on Wednesday.

 

Week ending July 20th

Olive Sellicks name taken from the register.

Nine children absent through ringworm. Received report of Government Examinations.

 

 

Summary of Inspectors Report.

 

“This small school is in good order and passed on the whole a very fair examination, but the Spelling and Arithmetic of the fourth Standard and intelligence Reading want attention. The Infants did very fairly in Elementary work but more Object Lessons and some varied employment desirable. A Galley

would be useful. A new Portfolio is required.

Signed                   C.A.Fowler Manager.

 

 

Week ending July 27th

The school broke up on Friday for the summer vacation.

The Rector visited on Thursday and overlooked the register.

Miss Fowler visited Friday.

 

Wee ending August 31st

Commenced school on Monday after a months holiday.

Admitted Emily Frowde.

Mr Tipper overlooked the registers.

 

Week ending September 7th

The Rector visited and overlooked the register on Monday. A half holiday given on Tuesday for the Annual School Treat. Attendance improved.

 

Week ending September 21st

Readmitted Olive Sellick.

Taught the children a new song, viz, “Be Kind to Thy Father.”

 

Week ending September 28th

Average this week 30.

Admitted Charles Hack.

Rev`d C A Fowler visited.

A Grammer lesson given to Standards II III IVand V on Wednesday.

 

Week ending October 5th

Average this week only 26. Some of the older children absent for picking up potatoes and the younger ones unable to attend through very wet weather.

 

Week ending October 12th

Attendance still poor.

The Rector visited and overlooked the Register. Miss Fowler heard IV and V Standards read.

 

Week ending October 19th

Gave a lesson on Numeration to Standards I II and III.

Attendance slightly improved.

 

Week ending October 26th

Admitted William Wright.

The Rector visited and examined childrens writing.

School conducted in its ordinary course.

 

Week ending November2nd

Mr Tipper overlooked the registers. Fanny Wilmott returned to school after an absence of three weeks.

Elizabeth Marshall a girl aged twelve in the II Standard Attending very irregularly.

 

Week ending November 9th

The Rector overlooked the registers. Charlette Cooling absent for a fortnight through sickness.

 

Week ending November 16th

Miss Fowler visited and took a reading class. Attendance fair. Charlotte Cooling returned on Wednesday.

 

Week ending November 23rd

Attendance improved. School conducted on its ordinary course.

 

Week ending November 30th

Three of the younger children absent through sickness.

The Rector visited. Ordinary progress.

 

Week ending December 7th

Commenced a new quarter on the registers, Emily Frowds and Sidney Moulds name taken off too young to attend during winter months.

 

Week ending December 14th

The Rector visited. Attendance very fair. Taught the children a new song. Average.

 

Week ending December 21st

School broke up on Friday morning for Christmas vacation.

The Rector visited on Thursday and overlooked the registers.

Attendance very fair. Average.

 

1884-Week ending January 11th

School commenced on Monday January 7th after Christmas holidays.

The Rector and Miss Fowler visited.

Taught the infants a new song, “My little Dolly”.

 

Week ending January 18th

Attendance this week not to good. Several children suffering from severe cold.

Mr Tipper (School Attendance Officer) overlooked the register.

 

Week ending January 20th

The Rector visited on Tuesday and Miss Fowler on Thursday.

Attendance fair.

 

Week ending February 1st

A lesson on Numeration given to Standard I and II.

The Rector visited and overlooked the registers.

 

 

Week ending February 8th

The Diocesan examination took place on Tuesday, from ten till twelve-o-clock, thirty eight present. A holiday given in the afternoon.

 

Week ending February 15th

Attendance fair. Mary Blake a girl in the V Standard unable to attend through ill health. Elizabeth Curry and E Cooling sick. E Marshalls name taken from the register having left the parish.

 

Week ending February 22nd

The Rector visited and overlooked the Registers. Received the report of the Diocesan Inspection it was as follows;

 

“The children are shy, the girls especially, and the answering was perhaps on that account less ready than was to be expected. But I was satisfied that the school has been taught with care. The answers on the Catechism and Prayer Book were for the most part creditable with certain of them very good. There is a quiet reverent tone throughout telling of good influence. Abstracts or Writing from Memory, Very Good".

 

Week ending February 29th

School conducted in its ordinary course.

 

Week ending March 7th

Commenced a new quarter on the Register. Mary Blake still absent. Frank Atherton attending very irregular. Miss Fowler visited on Friday.

 

Week ending March 14th

Attendance only fair. Several children unable to attend through sickness.The Rector visited and examined the writing on Tuesday. A lesson on the “Dog” given to the Infants.

 

Week ending March 21st

Mr Tipper overlooked the Registers on Monday. No improvement on the attendance. The Rector visited on Thursday.

 

Week ending March 28th

A lesson on Numeration given to the I II III and IV Standards.

Taught the Infants a new song “Two

little Kittens.”

 

Week ending April 4th

George Brimbles name taken off the Register his parents having left the parish.

The Rector overlooked the Registers on Tuesday. Mary Blakes name taken off the register the doctor having forbidden her parents to send her to School.

 

 Week ending April 11th

School broke up today, (Thursday) for the Easter vacation.

The Rector visited in the morning and the children were taken to church instead of receiving the usual religious instruction in school.

 

 

Week ending April 20th

School commenced on Monday after the weeks holiday.

Robert Curry and Frank Atherton two boys in the V Standard kept home for planting potatoes.

 

Week ending May 2nd

The Rector visited and overlooked the registers on Tuesday.

Frank Atherton still absent.

Taught the children a new song, “Far Away”.

 

Week ending May 9th

Attendance improved. Average 36.

Frank Atherton returned to school after a absence of three weeks. The Rector visited on Thursday.

Infants taught a new song, “Two little Kittens”.

 

Week ending May 16th

Attendance improved. Mr Tipper visited.

Admitted Charles Shepstone.

The Rector overlooked the registers on Thursday.

 

Week ending May 23rd

Average this week 38.

The Rector visited on Tuesday.

 

Week ending May 30th

Frank Atherton still very irregular. The Rector visited on Tuesday and Miss Fowler on Friday.

 

Week ending June 6th

Commenced the New Registers on Tuesday. A holiday given on Monday.

Average this week 35.

Frank Atherton did not attend school until Friday afternoon.

The Rector visited on Friday.

 

Week ending June 13th

Government Examination took place Thursday afternoon thirty eight presented. The Rector visited on Thursday.

Attendance slightly improved. Average 39 . 6.

 

Week ending June 20th

A half holiday given on Tuesday for the Annual School Treat.

Charlotte Cooling and Frank Athertons names taken from the register as they have left school.

 

June 18th

Miss Walliker resigned her  post as Schoolmistress on account of failing health, much to the regret of all parties, after five years service, and was suceeded by Miss Lavan who entered upon her duties on June 23 rd.

 

 

 

June 21st

Anna Lavan, third class certificate Mistress, took charge of this school today and opened school on Monday morning. (June 23rd.)

 

Week ending June 28th

I found most of the books disfigured with ink and torn.

 

 July 4th

The children very few in number same as last week.

July 11th The Rev. Fowler has visited the school twice a day all the time that I have been here and he never once found beating or punishing any child and he has looked over the registers each time too.

 

Summary of the Inspectors.

 

“The scholars in this small school are neat and in nice order. Fair general progress has been made in attainment, especially in reading but the spelling of the second Standard the Arithmetic of the fourth and fifth Standard and Mental Arithmetic want attention”.

 

Anna Lavan, Teacher. July 18th

 Several of the children, failed in the two last examinations and Miss Walliker has told their parents that they passed in their examination in the school and of me (Anna Lavan) having thorough good beating and abuse from Miss Wallikers female friend because I would not teach Miss Wallikers way. etc, etc.

 

July 25th

All the good and nice and grieved for me.

 

August 7th

The same as last week.

The school closes today for the holiday. Again the Rev. Fowler is a constant visitor in the school and never once found me beating or punishing any child.

 

August 23rd

A Lavan resigns her duties in this school after six weeks teaching and three weeks holiday.

I found nothing under lock when the books locked. I received £19.2s for the last six weeks schooling which I returned to the Rev. Fowler. Please ask your clergyman to sign his name to the last report.

 

Week ending September 1st

The school commenced today after the summer vacation.

I Annie Bowie (Second Class Certificate Probationer) took charge of this school  September 1st 1884.

School Attendance very poor, only twenty eight children being present.

Rev. C A Fowler visited and observed that school was in good order and that the attendance was very much better than usual.

Commenced new quarter in registers.

 

September 2nd

The Rector visited and examined Register.

September 5th

The Attendances for last quarter have not been added up and the registers in a most untidy state. I found numerous mistakes in both registers and also in summary.

September 8th

Opened School as usual attendance much better.

The children have not made any progress since their last examination and know nothing whatever of their fresh work.

September 12th

Attendance very fair all the week.

Average 29.8.

September 19th

School as usual all the week. The Rector visited this morning (Friday) and examined the registers.

 

Week ending September 26th

School conducted in its ordinary course. Attendance very poor on Friday afternoon on account of wet weather. The Rector visited. Ernest Weeks returned to school.

Attendance not so good this week

 

Week ending October 3rd

Robert Curry, Tom Plumbley and Charlie Wade kept at home to pick up Potatoes. Average 26.9.

The Rector visited on Monday and Wednesday and examined Registers.

 

Week ending October 10th

Attendance improved this week.

Average 28.6.

 

Week ending October 17th

The Rector has visited twice this week and overlooked the Registers.

The Attendance has been very poor all the week, so many boys being kept at home for garden work. Tom Plumbley returned to school, but very irregular.

Taught II Standard, Simple Multiplication, and III Standard Long Division.

Obliged and complain to the Rector of impertinence from William and Henry Wright and William Newton. The Rector spoke to parents of W. and H. Wright and since, there has been a marked improvement in their behaviour.

W. Newton has not been at school.

 

Week ending October 24th

School conducted in its ordinary course.

The Rector and Rev George Fowler visited on Thursday morning and looked at Dictation of III IV and V Standard. Average attendance 27.6.

 

Week ending October 31st

School as usual. Attendance much better. Average 30.7.

The Rector visited twice this week.

 

Week ending November 7th

The Rector visited and examined the registers.

Arthur Hurdle and Edith Virgo absent through illness.

The Attendance rather poor on Friday Afternoon on account of wet weather.

Average 30.2.

 

Week ending November 14th

School conducted in its ordinary course.

The Rector visited on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and overlooked the registers; also looked at writing of III IV and V Standards.

Mr Tipper called on Friday and examined registers and took the names of irregular children.

 

Week ending November 21st

Attendance very poor this week. Alfred, Frank, Alice, Rose and Ada Blake away ill. Average 23.

New gallery erected on Wednesday.

The Rector visited on Monday and Thursday.

Lily and Arthur Hurdle not yet returned to school.

 

Week ending November 28th

The Rector visited several times this week.

Tom Plumbley, Robert Curry and William Newton away from school the greater part of the week at the Pheasant shooting.

Lily Hurdle returned to School but Arthur not yet recovered.

Taught Infants a New Song “The Three Little Pigs”.

Average Attendance 25.8.

 

Week ending December 1st

Commenced new Quarter in Registers.

Agnes Curry and Charles Shepstone absent this week through illness.

Olive Sellick Monitress away on Friday Afternoon.

Average Attendance 25.

Fanny Wilmott`s name taken from Register.

 

Week ending December 12th

School as usual all the week.

The Rector visited on Monday Wednesday and Friday and overlooked the Registers.

Attendance still very poor so many children suffering from colds.

 

Week ending December 19th

Rev. C A Fowler visited on Wednesday and Friday.

School conducted in its ordinary course. Attendance not improved. Average 20.9.

 

Week ending December 23rd

Closed School today for Christmas Holidays.

 

1885- Week ending January 12th

Reopened School this morning after Christmas Holiday. Attendance very fair most of the children having returned to School.

 

Week ending January 16th

The Rector visited on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Average Attendance 29.28.

 

Week ending January 23rd

Walter Mould sent home again on Monday morning on account of the fever being near his home.

The Rector visited on Tuesday and Friday.

Elizabeth Cooling away from school very ill and Charles Cooling with broken chilblains.

Arthur Hurdle absent. (Croup) Olive Sellick (Monitress) not able to resume her duties after the holidays through home duties. Elizabeth Shepstone has taken her place, receiving her instruction after School hours.

 

Week ending January 30th

School Attendance very poor this week on account of wet weather.

The Rector visited several times and looked at the Registers.

Olive Sellick not yet returned to school.

 

Week ending February 6th

The Rector visited and overlooked Registers.

Elizabeth and Charles Cooling returned to school, this week.

Arithmetic lesson this morning (Friday) continued until 11instead of 10-45 as children are very backward in that subject.

 

Week ending February 13th

School conducted in its ordinary course.

The Rector visited on Monday and Friday.

Robert Curry and Tom Plumbley absent through illness.

 

Week ending February 20th

School as usual. The Rector visited Tuesday and Thursday.

Admitted Harry Nisbet.

Average Attendance 23.8.

 

Week ending February 27th

Attendance rather better. Average 27.

The Rector visited on Friday afternoon.

Arranged for Elizabeth Shepstone and Mary Anne Curry to be Infant Monitress alternate weeks.

Admitted Matilda Blake.

 

March 2nd

Commenced new quarter in Registers.

March 4th

Closed School this morning for the remainder of the week.

 

Week ending March 13th

Attendance this week much improved. Average 30.9.

The Rector visited on Monday and Friday.

Miss Fowler and a Lady visited on Thursday Morning.

 

Week ending March 27th

School conducted in its ordinary.

The Rector visited on Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons and overlooked Registers.

Average Attendance 30.4.

 

Week ending April 3rd

The Rector visited on Tuesday and Thursday and overlooked Registers.

Closed school today until Wednesday morning for Easter Holidays.

Taught to Infants a New Song “Jack and Jill”.

 

Week ending April 10th

Opened School on Wednesday after Easter holidays.

Attendance rather poor. Average 19.

The Rector visited on Thursday Afternoon.

Taught children a new song, “Come Lost and Lovely Evening”.

 

Week ending April 17th

Scripture Examination took place on Tuesday by the Rev.E Burbidge. The Rector also being present.

A holiday was given in the Afternoon.

Attendance rather poor this week. Average 25.8.

Taught children a new Song, “England hath Sunny Vales”, and Infants “The Babes in the Woods”.

 

Week ending April 24th

Attendance much improved. Average 29.1.

Admitted Maria Louisa Wright Aged three and Penelope Newton Aged one.

The Rector visited on Wednesday and Friday Afternoons and looked at Registers.

Taught Children a New Song “The Squirrel”.

Ernest Weeks name taken from Registers.

 

Week ending May 1st

Admitted Charles and George Hack and Tom Cooling. The Rector and Rev. Faildows visited the school on Thursday.

Received the Report of the Diocesan Inspectors Examination. It was as follows;

 

“This School is making fair progress.

The writing of the lower Standard is not quite so accurate as it should be and needs attention.

The Upper group answered fairly in most subjects and well in Catechism”.

 

Week ending May 8th

School conducted in its ordinary course.

The Rector visited on Friday and looked at the Registers.

Mr Tipper called on Monday took the names of irregular children.

Charles Wade absent from school with sprained ankle.

 

Week ending May 15th

Thomas Plumbley returned to school after three months absence.

The Rector visited on Monday and Tuesday.

Half holiday given on Thursday being Ascension Day.

 

 

Week ending May 22nd

Attendance this week fair. Average 29.1.

The Rector visited on Wednesday morning and looked at the writing of upper Standards.

 

Week ending May 29th

A Holiday given on Monday being Whit Monday.

School as usual the rest of the week.

 

Week ending June 5th

Commenced new registers this week.

Mrs Newman and a lady visited and heard children sing.

Could not open school on Friday Afternoon in consequence of a circus being in Clevedon, very few children came.

Average Attendance 33.5.

 

Week ending June 12th

The Rector visited on Monday and Friday mornings.

Attendance this week very fair. Average 32.6.

 

Week ending June 19th

Government examination took place on Friday Afternoon, and 37 present.

Attendance improved. Average 37.3.

 

Week ending June 26th

Attendance very poor this week on account of the measles.

The Rector visited on Wednesday.

 

Week ending July 3rd

School as usual all the week.

The Rector visited on Thursday.

 

Week ending July 10th

A Holiday given on Friday.

Attendance this week much better.

 

Week ending July 17th

Closed school this week for Summer holidays.

Average Attendance 27.

 

Week ending August 21st

Commenced this week after holidays.

Attendance very fair.

The Rector visited on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

Admitted two children, Frederick Wright Aged five years and Margaret Louisa Blake Aged two years.

 

Week ending August 28th

School as usual all the week.

The Rector visited and overlooked the Registers.

 

 

August 31st

Summary of Inspectors Report

 

“ This school has had two changes of Teachers during the past year and good progress can therefore hardly be expected.

The Reading was good and intelligent but the Writing, Spelling and Arithmetic were week.

The Infants appeared bright and intelligent and were fairly advances in the Elementary Subjects.”

Annie Bowie Schoolmistress.

C.A. Fowler. Manager.

 

 

Week ending September 4th

Commenced new Quarter in Registers.

The Rev. C A Fowler visited Tuesday and Thursday.

Mrs Price visited on Friday Afternoon and heard children sing.

 

Week ending September 11th

The Rector visited on Wednesday. Attendance 27.2.

 

Week ending September 18th

Attendance improved Average 29.2.

The Rector visited on Wednesday.

 

Week ending September 25th

School conducted in its ordinary course. Average 30.1.

Admitted three children.

 

Week ending October 2nd

Attendance this week much improved. Average 31.6.

 

Week ending October 9th

The Rector visited on Monday and Friday.

Attendance not so good this week several of the children suffering from colds. Average Attendance 28.

 

Week ending October 16th

The Rector visited on Tuesday and overlooked the registers.

One set of Standard Reading Books changed from Progressive. Attendance this week 28.4.

 

Week ending October 23 rd

School as usual all the week.

The Rector visited on Monday.

Average Attendance 29.5.

 

Week ending October 30th

Attendance very much improved. Average 31.9.

The Rector visited on Monday.

 

 

Week ending November 6th

Attendance not so good this week on account of wet weather. Average 28.2.

The Rector visited on Monday and Friday.

 

Week ending November 13th

School conducted in its ordinary course. Attendance rather better.

Average 31.3.

The Rector visited and looked at Registers.

 

Week ending November 20th

John Wright absent from school with Whooping cough.

Harry Nisbet returned to school after eleven weeks absence.

The Rector visited on Tuesday and looked at the children`s dictation.

Attendance about the same as last week. Average 31.4.

 

Week ending November 27th

John Wright returned to school. Attendance very fair until the end of the week. When a great many children were absent on account of wet weather.

The Rector visited on Tuesday and Friday and overlooked registers.

MaryAnn Curry (Monitress ) absent on Friday.

 

Week ending December 4th

The Rector visited on Tuesday.

Attendance not so good owing to stormy weather. Average 26.3.

Commenced new Quarter in Registers.

 

Week ending December 11th

School Attendance very fair. Average 26.5.

The Rector visited on Tuesday.

 

Week ending December 18th

Attendance very much improved. Average 30.

The Rector visited on Tuesday and Friday and looked at Children`s Dictation.

 

Week ending December 23rd

Closed school this afternoon for Christmas Holidays.

The Rector visited on Tuesday.

Attendance not quite so good being Christmas week.

 

1886 -January 11th

Reopened school this morning after Christmas holidays.

 

Week ending January 15th

The Rector visited on Tuesday and Friday Mornings.

January25th

School closed all last week on account of illness of Mistress.

 

Week ending January 29th

Attendance very poor this week through stormy weather. Average 23.5.

The Rector visited on Wednesday and a Gentleman on Thursday afternoon.

 

 

Week ending February 5th

Attendance very much improved this week. Average 28.4.

The Rector visited on Tuesday morning and looked at childrens Dictation and on Friday Afternoon and looked at Copy Books.

 

Week ending February 12th

The Rector visited on Tuesday and Friday and looked at childrens Exercise Books.

 

Week ending February 19th

School as usual all the week. The Rector visited on Tuesday and Friday. Average Attendance 29.1.

 

Week ending February 26th

The Rector visited on Wednesday and Friday Afternoon. Attendance much improved. Average 30.5.

 

Week ending March 5th

Commenced New Quarter in the Register this week.

Attendance very poor all the week on account of the snow.

Arthur Hurdle , Harry Nisbet, Charlie Hack and Maggie Edwards absent with colds.

The Rector visited on Thursday morning and examined Registers and looked at childrens Dictation.

 

March 11th                                            

Arithmetic this morning continued until eleven as children are rather backward in that subject.

 

Weekending March 12th

Attendance very poor all this week, very few of the Infants class being at school on account of severe weather. None of  the children who were absent last week yet returned.

Frank Blake and George Hack also ill.

The Rector visited on Tuesday.

 

Week ending March 19th 

Attendance very much worse. Seventeen children marked sick on the register. Average 17.5.

The Rector visited on Monday and Friday.

Frank Blake returned to school.

 

Week ending March 26th

Attendance this week rather improved. Average 24.2 .

The Rector visited on Thursday.

 

Week ending April 2nd

The Scripture Examination took place on Wednesday morning. Inspector Rev. Mitchell.

A holiday given in the afternoon.

The Rector visited on Thursday.

Attendance very fair. Average 29.8.

 

Week ending April 9th

The Rector visited on Tuesday.

Average Attendance 26.9.

 

Week ending April 16th

Received Report of Diocesan Examinations. It is as follows;

 

“Repetition of Infant Class very exact and distinct and they should know more Tests of Scripture. Their knowledge of the chief elementary facts is deficient, and they are hardly attentive.

More use of pictures in both Old and New Testament is desirable.

The elders answered for the most part well. I found these quiet attentive and painstaking. Standard II a little left behind by the children in the Upper Standards”.

 

Attendance this week a little better. Average 29.

The Rector visited on Tuesday and Friday.

 

April 22nd

Closed school today for Easter holidays.

 

Week ending May 7th

Commenced school on Monday after Easter holidays.

Attendance not very good.

The Rector visited on Tuesday.

 

Week ending May 14th

Attendance not improved owing to wet weather.

The Rector Visited on Tuesday and Friday.

Received notice of the Government Examination. It is to be held June 29th 1886.

 

Week ending May 21st

School conducted as usual. Attendance rather better. Average 28.2.

The Rector visited on Thursday morning and looked at childrens Dictation.

Mr Tipper called on Wednesday.

 

Week ending May 28th

The Rector visited on Wednesday and overlooked the Registers.

Attendance improved until Friday when it was rather poor. Average 29.8.

John Wrights name taken from Registers.

 

May 31st

The Rector visited and tested Registers.

Last day of School Year.

Attendance much improved.

 

Week ending June 4th

The Rector visited on Friday and looked at Childrens Dictation. Commenced new registers Tuesday June 1st.

 

 

Week ending June 11th

The Rector visited on Tuesday. Attendance better Average 30 3.

Admitted John Hayden Virgo.

 

Week ending June 18th

Holiday given on Monday being Whit Monday.

The Rector visited on Tuesday.

Average Attendance 29.1.

 

Week ending June 25th

School as usual all the week.

June 29th

Government Examination took place this afternoon. Thirty eight present.

 

Week ending July 2nd

Attendance this week very poor, After examination day. Average 26.

A holiday given on Friday.

 

Week ending July 9th

The Rector visited on Wednesday. Attendance still very bad.

William and Henry Wrights names taken from Register.

Taught III Standard Compound Additions and IV Reduction of Money.

 

Week ending July 16th

A holiday given on Tuesday afternoon, on account of a circus being in Clevedon.

The Rector visited on Friday afternoon.

Average Attendance 25.8.

 

Week ending July 23rd

The Rector visited this morning. Attendance on Wednesday afternoon very poor on account of the wet weather.

 

 

Received Report of their Majesty`s Inspectors; it is as follows;

 

“The Discipline is very fair, the singing fair. The first and third standards did fairly, the second and upper standards want attention.

The infants should do better.

One of the offices is quiet out of repair.*

More books are needed.

The Merit Grant under Article 109(b) has been paid with hesitation.

H.M.Inspector is unable to recommend the payment of any Grant for the Needlework. Article 109 ( c).

Miss Bowie will shortly receive her Certificate.”

                      Annie Bowie. Mistress.

 

 

Week ending July 23rd

School as usual all the week.

Average Attendance 26.4.

 

 

July 29th

The Rector visited on Tuesday.

Attendance not quiet so good. Average 25.8. School closed this afternoon for summer holidays. (three weeks)

 

August 25th

I Matilda A Carter took charge of this school this morning, eighteen children present. Rector visited in the morning.

 

Week ending August 27th

Attendance very poor this week. Rector visited with a gentleman on Thursday. Miss Fowler visited on Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Average for the week 17.5.

 

Week ending September 3rd

Attendance very much better this week Average 29.3. Rector visited on Monday morning. Mr Tipper called on Thursday afternoon no children to report. Taught Standards IV Compound Division.

 

Week ending September 10th 

Rector visited and looked over the Register on Tuesday and Thursday. Mrs Winter visited on Thursday afternoon and heard children sing and looked at girls needlework. A new quarter began in Registers.

Taught children a new song “The neat little clock.” Average for the week 29.

 

Week ending September 17th 

School began at 1-30 this afternoon and the children were dismissed at 3-30.

Rector visited on Tuesday morning. Mrs Winter on Wednesday afternoon heard Class I read. Miss Fowler on Thursday afternoon. Average for the week 27.4.

 

Week ending September 24th

School visited this morning by the Rector. Attendance poor this week several of the children being away with bad colds. Average for the week 25.1.

Taught short division to Standard II on Wednesday and longer time was given to Arithmetic that morning instead of Copy book writing.

 

Week ending October 1st

School visited by the Rector on Thursday morning. Attendance this afternoon very poor owing to a wet day. Taught Reductions to Standard IV. Average for the week 28.

 

Week ending October 8th

 School visited on Monday and Thursday by the Rector. Taught words of a new song “When cooling morning breezes blow”. Girls do needlework one hour each afternoon instead of the time specified on time table. The boys in Infant class also do needlework at same time. Average for the week 27.1.

 

Week ending October 15th

School conducted as usual, visited by the Rector on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Attendance very poor owing to continued wet weather. Commenced fires in school on Thursday. Average for the week 28.6.

 

Week ending October 22nd

Attendance better this week. Rector visited on Tuesday morning and looked at the Infants writing. Gave a singing lesson on Wednesday as well as Thursday afternoon this week and taught a new Infants song. Average for the week 32.

 

Week ending October 29th

Attendance very good this week, the children are very much more punctual than at first three mornings this week, every child having been in for prayers

9-10. Rector visited on Tuesday morning and looked over the Registers. Average for the week 30.2.

 

Week ending November 3rd

Mr Tipper called on Monday morning I reported the three “Newtons” and James Willmott. Rector visited on Thursday morning. On Monday the children came to school at 1-45 and were dismissed punctually at 4 pm. Taught Multiplication by two figures to Standard II.

Average for the week 30.

 

Week ending November 12th

School conducted as usual all week.

Rector visited on Wednesday morning and looked at the Dictation. Child reported came to school this week.

Average for the week 29.

 

Week ending November 19th

Rector visited on Thursday morning and looked at the Infants Writing Arithmetic of the Upper Classes. The Attendance has been very good this week till the afternoon when there were only 24 children present.

Taught carols for the singing lesson on Thursday afternoon.

Average for the week 29.8.

 

Week ending November 26th

A half holiday given on Wednesday afternoon on account of an entertainment in the schoolroom. Rector visited on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Average for the week 26.

 

Week ending December 3rd

School visited on Monday and Thursday mornings by the Rector. On Tuesday afternoon by Miss Fowler who looked at Girls Knitting and on Wednesday by Mrs Winter. Average for the week 30.1.

 

Week ending December 10th

School visited on Tuesday and Friday morning by the Rector who looked over the registers. Taught a new song “Oh where and Oh where are my pretty swallows gone”

Average for the week 29.

 

Week ending December 17th

Rector visited on Tuesday looked over the childrens writing and spelling. Average for the week 29.

Knitting finished this week for the Examination.

 

Week ending December 23rd

School closes this morning for the Christmas holidays and will reopen on Tuesday the 11th of January 1887. The Rector visited on Tuesday Morning. Rev. Rasson on Friday Afternoon. The Attendance this week has been very bad several children away with colds. Average 22.4.

 

1887 –Week ending January14th

School began again on Tuesday morning after a fortnights holiday, the little ones have attended very badly this week owing to the cold weather. Rector visited on Wednesday and Friday morning and looked at childrens Writing  and Dictation on both occasions.  Average 32.3.

 

Week ending January28th

School conducted as usual all the week. Rector visited on Wednesday and Friday mornings and looked over the registers. Miss Fowler visited on Friday afternoon. Average for the week 30. Boys in the Upper Class of Infants taught to Knit.

 

Week ending February 4th

School commenced at 1-o-clock on Thursday and the children were dismissed at 3-15 on account of a concert held in the schoolroom in the evening. Rector visited on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Arithmetic in Standard IV continued till 11-15 on Wednesday instead of 10-45. Average for week 33.4.

 

Week ending February11th

School visited on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings by the Rector. Mr Tipper called on Tuesday. I reported F. Newton.

Average for the week 33.9. 

 

Week ending February16th

Diocesan Examination took place on Monday Morning by the Rev. E Burbridge. A holiday given in the afternoon. The Report is as follows;

 

“This school appears to be making very good progress. The infants and Standard I answer very nicely in Old and New Testament they know much by heart and repeated clearly. Standard II-V answer fairly and new psalms and texts, hymns and prayers by heart. The written work was somewhat in accurate and seems to need attention.”

 

Week ending February18th

Average for the week 28.1.

 

Week ending February25th

Rector visited this morning and overlooked the registers and childrens writing. On Wednesday being Ash Wednesday the children went to Church at 11-o-clock. Secular work began at 9-o clock and no recreation allowed during the two hours. A lesson on “Short Division” given to Standard II instead of Dictation this morning. Average for the week 32.9.

 

Week ending March 4th

Rector visited on Wednesday and Friday Mornings. Attendance not quite so good this week. M. Powell sent home for her school money. Reported F. Newton to Mr Tipper having been absent all this week and greater part of last. I also reported W. Powell and C. Cooling and F. Blake who have been working for Mr. J. Bacon some days in this week and two days in last week; the two former being in Standard II and the last name in IV.

Average for the week 31.8.

 

Week ending March 11th

School visited by the Rector on Wednesday and Friday Mornings. Average for the week 34. F. Newton been to school more regular this week.

 

Week ending March 18th

School this week has been closed since Monday night owing to heavy fall of snow. Average for the week 35.

 

Week ending March 25th

Began School on Monday Morning with 26 children, several little ones not able to come on account of bad weather. Rector visited on Monday, Wednesday and Friday Mornings. Mr Tipper called on Monday. I reported M Powell for unregular attendance. Taught Reduction to Standard VI (Sq. Measure) on Wednesday morning. Lesson on Numeration given to all Standards on Thursday. Average 31.2.

 

Week ending April 1st

Rector visited on Wednesday and Friday mornings. A lesson on Numeration given to all Standards together on Wednesday morning.

Attendance not quiet so good this week a few of the bigger ones being kept at home to work in the garden. Average for the week 30.6.

 

 April 7th

School closes this morning for the “Easter Holidays.”

Rector visited on Wednesday morning . Being “Holy Week.” The Children have been to church at 11- 45. Secular work commenced at 9-30 each day. Two Fresh children admitted on Monday “Harry and Edward Dumper.” Average for the week 32.1.

 

Week ending April 20th

School commenced this morning after the Easter Holidays. Admitted a fresh child “Louisa Blake.” Gave a Counting lesson to Infants.

 

Week ending April 29th

Attendance rather better this week. Rector visited on Wednesday morning.

Average for the week 30.1.

 

Week ending May 6th

Mr Tipper called on Tuesday. No children to report. Mrs Winter visited on Wednesday afternoon and looked at girls sewing. Rector visited on Wednesday morning and brought Examination papers. Average for the week 29.9.

 

Week ending May 13th

School as usual all the week. Rector visited and looked over the register on Wednesday morning. Average 34.5. Annie Wilmott returned to school after being away six weeks.

 

Week ending May 20th

Rector visited on Wednesday and Friday morning. Average for the week 31.

 

Week ending May 27th

School closes today till Wednesday morning for Whitsuntide Holidays. School commenced at 12-30 and children dismissed at 2-45 this afternoon.

 

Week ending June 3rd

Commenced a new register on Wednesday . Rector visited this morning. Average for the week 31.

 

Week ending June 10th

Rector visited on Wednesday morning. The examination which was fixed for June 23rd will take place a day earlier.

Time Table not kept this morning a longer lesson having been given for Arithmetic. Average for the week 35.

 

Week ending June 17th

School visited by the Rector Friday morning. Attendance not quite so good in infant class this week.

Average for the week 34.

 

Week ending June 24th

The Government Examination took place on Wednesday afternoon there were 39 children present viz, 19 in Standards and 20 infants.

A holiday was given on Tuesday and Friday on account of the Jubilee Festivities in this parish. A dinner was given in the school on Thursday to all the grown up people and a tea at the Rectory for children and parents.

 

Week ending July 1st

Rector visited school this morning and looked at childrens writing . Miss M. Fowler has been to hear a class read on two mornings this week viz, Tuesday and Wednesday, she wishes to do so ever week. Alice Blake has left school having passed Standard IV. I have removed ten children from infant class into Standard I this week, one of these (Charles Hack) I find very dull and is not so far advanced as the rest, he having been absent all the winter through illness. M A Curry is still Monitress.

Average for the week 28.8.

 

Week ending July 8th

Rector visited on Wednesday and Friday morning. Miss M Fowler this morning to hear first class read: Mr Tipper called, no children reported. Attendance better this week. Average for the week 32.

 

Week ending July15th

 A half holiday was given on Tuesday on account of a Fete held in Clevedon. Rector visited on Tuesday morning. Average for the week 30.

 

 

 

 

 

July 21st

Received the Report of Government Examination this morning;

 

“The School is in good order and has some what improved in attainments under a new teacher who has not been long appointed. The Offices and Premises have been improved but a urinal is needed and the play ground should be cleaned and properly laid out.

The Infants are making very fair progress.

The Grant for the Needlework under Article 109 ( c ) has been paid with much hesitation. Great improvements will be looked for as the condition of the payments for a grant under that Article another year.”

                                   M.A. Carter.

 

 

Week ending July 22nd

Rector visited on Tuesday and Thursday and overlooked the Registers.

 

Week ending July 29th

School closes this morning for the Summer holidays which will last till August 29th. The Rector and a lady visited the school on Wednesday morning. Average for the week 32.

 

Week ending September 2nd

School commenced on Tuesday morning after a months holiday. The Rector visited during the morning. Very bad attendance during the hot weather. Average for the week 26. Mary A Curry absent all this week being away from home.

 

Week ending September 9th

Commenced a new quarter in the Register on Monday. Gave a lesson on Addition on Money to Standard III and taught IV Reduction of Money. Rector visited on Tuesday and Thursday morning. Attendance much better this week. Average for the week.

Elizabeth Curry has been Monitor in her sisters place since the holidays.

 

Week ending September 16th

School as usual all week. Rector visited on Tuesday morning also a lady this morning. E Curry still monitor. Taught short division to Standard I and a new song to Infants. Average for the week 30.

 

Week ending September 23rd

Attendance very irregular among the big boys this week. Rector visited on Thursday and looked at the childrens writing and dictation. Taught Proportion to Standard V. One girl only in that Class this year.

Average for the week 30.

 

Week ending September 30th

Attendance much improved this week. Time table not strictly kept this morning a longer lesson having been given in Arithmetic. Taught Division of Decimals to Standard IV and Long Division to III.

George Wilmott`s still very dull over his lessons. Charles Hack has improved though still very slow. Average for the week 34.3.

 

Week ending October 7th

School as usual all week. Rector visited on Tuesday morning and looked at the registers and childrens writing.

Average for the week 32.7.

 

Week ending October 14th

Rector visited on Tuesday morning. Began fires in school on Tuesday.

Average for the week 32.3.

 

Week ending October 21st

Taught Reduction of money to Standard IV. Rector visited school on Wednesday. Attendance very good. Average 35.

 

Week ending October 28th

School as usual all week. Rector visited on Wednesday morning and looked over the Registers. “Elizabeth Shepstone” is now Monitor in the place of E. Curry. Average for week 34.

 

Week ending November 4th

Average not quiet so good this week. Tuesday being a very wet day only 17 children were present. “J. Wilmott came to school on Monday afternoon after being absent seven weeks. Rector visited on Friday morning. Average 32.

 

November 6th

Sent “Mabel Powell” home for school money.

 

Week ending November 11th

Attendance not so good as in the last few weeks. (Average 31.2) owing to wet weather.

 

Week ending November 18th

School as usual all week. Rector visited on Wednesday morning and brought some pictures for the infant class. Mr Tipper called on Monday. First time since September. I reported J Wilmott and M Powell. Average 33.

 

Week ending November 25th

Rector visited the School on Tuesday and Thursday morning, and looked over the Registers, he has also sent some low desks for the use of Standard I and the infants class. A gentleman visited the school yesterday and asked several questions concerning the school to.

E. Shepstone is working with me from 12 till 1-o-clock every morning she wishes to be examined next June as Candidate on Probation for a Pupil Teacher. Average 30.1.

 

Week ending December 2nd

Attendance very good this week. G Wilmott is still away ill. Rector visited on Tuesday Morning. Average for the week 35.3.

 

Week ending December 9th

Attendance still very good. Taught Reduction to Standard IV (Time Measures). Reduction and Decimals to  E Curry VI.

The Rector visited on Tuesday morning and looked at childrens writing.

Average 36.

 

Week ending December 16th

School as usual all week. Attendance very good. Average 36. Rector visited on Friday morning.

 

December 22nd

School closes today for the Christmas holidays which will last a fortnight. Attendance not so good this week, children in Upper Standards irregular.

 

1888 –Week ending January 13th

School commenced on Tuesday morning, 32 children present. Rector visited on Wednesday morning and Mrs Winter. Average for the week 32.

 

Week ending January 20th

School as usual all the week. Four children away with bad colds. Rector visited on Thursday morning. Mr Tipper called. No children to report. Taught Reduction of Square measure to Standard IV, they have now all finished all their rules.

Average for the week 35.

 

Week ending January 27th

 Girls began their Needlework for examination on Monday. Attendance very good this week. E and F Dumper left school on Tuesday having left the parish. Rector visited on Tuesday morning and looked at childrens writing. Average for the week 34.7.

 

Week ending February 3rd

Several children absent this week with bad colds. Average only 25.6.

 

Week ending February 10th

There are still several children away with bad colds. Ellen Bloomfield left school and parish last week. Notice of the Scripture examination received this morning it will take place on Wednesday. Average 29.

 

Week ending February 17th

School was closed on Tuesday and Wednesday owing to a heavy fall of snow. The attendance has been bad yesterday and today. Two fresh children admitted on Monday. Rector visited this morning and a lady on Monday. Average 27.

 

Week ending February 24th

Attendance rather better this week 29.7.

Rector visited on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and looked over the registers.

The children go to Church each day during Lent at 12- o -clock. The secular lessons are begun, Five minutes earlier on that account.

 

Week ending March 2nd

School inspected by Rev. Mitchell (Diocesan Inspector) on Wednesday morning. Children dismissed 11-30 for the remainder of the day. The attendance has been much higher this week. Average for the week.

 

 

 

March 8th

Received the report of the Scripture Examination it is as follows;

 

“The work is a little uneven with a tendency to speak irregularly and so throw the work upon the most willing. On the whole satisfactory answering from the majority and some very good. Full and for the most part very good, Repetition of Scripture, Catechism and Canticles. A tendency to rapidity and slurring the syllables needs a little correction.”

 

Week ending March 9th

Admitted one fresh child “Daisy Gamblin” on Monday. Rector visited on Wednesday and looked at childrens writing. Average 35.1.

 

Week ending March 16th

School as usual all week. Mabel Powell sent home for school pence. I find great difficulty in getting their schooling. Rector visited on Thursday.

Average 34.

 

 Week ending March 23rd

Very bad attendance among the boys this week. C Cooling at home with “Mump”. I sent his brother home in consequence of it. An hour and half given to sums this morning instead of usual lesson. Average 31.

School closed March 29th for Easter Holiday until April 10th.

 

Week ending April 13th

Began school on Tuesday morning. The attendance has been very bad all the week, several children being absent with bad colds and others setting potatoes. Average for the week 27.

 

Week ending April 20th

There are still a great many children absent. Rector visited on Wednesday morning and looked at the registers. Tom Cooling returned to School this week. Average 27.

 

Week ending April 27th

Received the Examination papers on Thursday. Rector visited on Wednesday.

 

Week ending May 4th

Taught a new song to bigger children on Thursday, “The Swallow.” Reported James Wilmott to Mr Tipper; not having been to school for seven weeks. Time Table not strictly kept this morning. A lady visited on Wednesday afternoon. Lizzie Shepstone is making very good progress with her lessons, she seems to be very painstaking.

 

Week ending May 11th

Attendance rather better this week. Average 31.8. Girls finished their sewing for exam.

 

Week ending May 18th

School closed today till Wednesday morning for Whit. Holidays.

 

 

Week ending May 25th

School commenced on Wednesday morning after two days holiday, only 25 children present. Elizabeth Shepstone had leave for the week. Average 25.4.

 

Week ending June 1st

Commenced new register to-day. Government exam fixed for June 18th at 10-30am. Attendance  rather better this week. Average 34. James Wilmott a boy in Standard IV has made only 158 Attendances this year out of a possible 426.

 

Week ending June 8th

School conducted as usual all this week. Charles Hack has been entered on the Exception schedule under Head III having continued dull as entered on June 30th  of last year. (page 50)

Average 27.9.

 

Week ending June 15th

Rector visited School on Thursday and looked at the Registers.

 

June 19th

Government Examination took place yesterday morning. A holiday given in the afternoon.

 

June 21st

Resign my duties as Mistress of this School.

Signed.              M. Carter.

                          C.A. Fowler. Manager.

 

 

June 24th

I Henrietta Clarke took charge of this school this morning, 26 children present.

The Rev. Rasson visited in the afternoon.

25th The Rector visited the school and looked over the writing.

28th Admitted one child “Harold Hinton”.

29th Average for the week 26.7.

 

Week ending July 6th

School as usual all the week.

Attendance very poor. Average for the week 26.9.

 

Week ending July13th

Taught a new song (“The Sailor Prince”) to the Standards. Attendance only fair. Average for the week 26.8. The Rector visited on Monday morning.

 

Week ending July 20th

School as usual all the week. The Rector visited on Wednesday morning. Average for the week 27.

 

Week ending July 27th

The Rector visited on Tuesday. The school closed for the summer holidays.

 

 

 

August 27th

School commenced this morning after a months holiday. The Rector visited in the morning. Admitted one child “Elizabeth Wade” to the infant class. The girls commenced their examination needlework. Attendance only fair

 

Week ending September 7th

The Rector visited on Monday morning. Commenced a new quarter in the Registers. Taught a new song “The Sailor Boy” Attendance still about the same.

 

Week ending September 14th

School as usual all the week. The Rector visited on Monday and looked over the Registers and on Friday heard the children sing. Average for the week 24.3.

 

Week ending September 21st

Attendance still very poor. The Rector visited on Wednesday morning and the Rev`d W.R.Rayson on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Week ending September 28th

Admitted two children. The Rector visited on Wednesday and looked over childrens writing.

Attendance a little improved this week. A few of the bigger children still kept at home to work in the garden.

 

Week ending October 5th

School as usual all the week. Average for the week 26.5.

 

Week ending October 12th

Mr Tipper visited on Tuesday. Four children reported for irregular attendance. James Wilmott has returned to school after an absense of three months. Admitted Beatrice Virgo, Charles Blake and Lottie Gamblin to the infant class. Average for the week 27.9.

 

Week ending October 19th

The Rector visited on Tuesday and Friday and looked over childrens writing. Admitted three children to the infant class. Attendance little improved. Average for the week 31.2.

 

Week ending October 26th

Commenced school on Tuesday

morning. The Rector visited on Wednesday morning and looked over the childrens work. Commenced teaching the Standards a part song. “The Miller of Dee”. Two of the children reported for irregular attendance, still absent. Average attendance for the week 29.4.

 

Week ending November 2nd

School as usual all the week. The Rector visited on Tuesday Morning. The girls sew on every afternoon (except Wednesday) from 2pm- 3-15pm. Singing taken the last lesson on Tuesday afternoon instead of spelling. Charles Wade still absent. Average attendance for the week 28.

 

 

 

Week ending November 9th

Attendance very irregular this week in all classes. Charles Wade has returned to school. The Rector visited on Wednesday morning. Miss V Fowler visited in Thursday afternoon and looked at the Infants knitting. Average for the week 28.4.

 

Week ending November 16th

The Rector visited on Thursday morning and looked over the Registers. Mr Tipper visited school on Monday afternoon, six children reported to him for irregular attendance. The Rev. W.R. Rayson visited the school on Wednesday afternoon. Average for the week 30.4.

 

Week ending November 23rd

Mabel Powell has been reported for irregular attendance but no notice seems to be taken of it as she has only made six attendances this week. Annie Wade has returned to school after an absence of seven weeks. The Rector visited on Friday morning. Average for the week 32.2.

 

Week ending November 30th

The Rector visited on Tuesday morning. Attendance a little improved. Average for the week 35.

 

Week ending December 7th

Commenced a new quarter in the Registers this week. Frank Blake`s name taken off having left school. Admitted George Davis. Carol`s practised on Thursday afternoon instead of songs. Attendance pretty good. Average for the week 36.6.

 

Week ending December 14th

The Rector visited on Wednesday morning. Attendance not to good this week, several children being absent with bad colds. Average for the week 31.7.

 

Week ending December 21st

The Rector visited on Wednesday morning and heard the infants sing and recite. School closed Friday morning for the Christmas holidays.

 

1889- Week ending January 11th

School commenced on Tuesday morning after a fortnights holiday. The Rector visited on Wednesday. On Thursday registers were marked at 1-30 and children dismissed at 3-30pm on account of an entertainment held in the school room.

 

Week ending January 18th

Attendance very good this week. Mr Tipper called on Thursday, five children reported. A half holiday given on Wednesday on account of a Sunday School Treat at the Rectory. Miss M Fowler visited on Tuesday. Average for the week 40.1.

 

The following is a copy of the Government Report;

 

“The discipline of the older children was very fair, of the first Standard and Infants, moderade. The school has also fallen off in attainments and the results of the examination in Spelling and Arithmetic were so little satisfactory that no merit grant can be this year recommended. The playground has been levelled but no urinal has been provided. The Cash book should be made up before the inspection, all the vouchers preserved, and the accounts of the Sunday separately kept.”

My Lords will look for a more favourably Report next year, as a condition of an unreduced grant. (Article 115 (1).)

Signed              C.A. Fowler. Manager.

 

 

Week ending January 25th

Start Attendance not so good this week. The children reported to the Attendance Officer still attending very badly.

Standards III and V Arithmetic lesson on Tuesday and Thursday lasts for one hour instead of half an hour as certified in the Time Table. Registers are marked at 10-15am. The Rector visited on Monday. Average Attendance 35.5.

 

Week ending February 1st

Mr Tipper visited on Monday afternoon, three children reported for irregular attendance. The Rector visited on Tuesday morning and looked over the Copy Books.On Thursday afternoon commenced teaching a new song “I`m very glad the spring is come.” Average for the week 36.8.

 

Week ending February 8th

The Rector visited on Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon. Registers were marked at 1-30 and children dismissed at 3-30. Average 35.7.

 

Week ending February15th

A Mental arithmetic lesson given to the Standards on Monday afternoon, instead of Grammer. The Rector visited on Tuesday morning. Attendance very poor this week owing to severe weather. Average 28.8.

 

Week ending February 22nd

School as usual all the week. Several children absent with colds. The Rector visited on Tuesday morning. Infants taught a new song “Raise your Hands.”

James Wilmott a boy in Standard III is attending very badly having made only two attendances during the last month.

 

Week ending March 1st

The Rector visited on Tuesday. Received news of Diocesan Examination which is to take place, March 21st. Elizabeth  Shepstone absent through sickness. Average for the week 32.8.

 

Week ending March 8th

School closed on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings owing to severe weather. Commenced a new quarter in the Registers on Wednesday. The Rector visited on Friday morning.

 

Week ending March 15th

The Rector visited on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Attendances only very fair, several of the elder boys are kept home to work in the gardens. Average for the week 29.6.

 

Week ending March 22nd

The School inspected by Rev. Burbridge.

A half holiday given on Friday. The Rector visited school on Thursday. Attendanced not improved. Average for the week 29.

 

March 26th

The report of the Diocesan Examination is as follows;

 

“This school is in good order. The Scholars were clean and bright and did credit to their teachers.

The Infants repeated a long Psalm besides a Parable and Various texts. Attention to the written work of Standard II and III is recommended but the upper group in general formed a bright well taught class and answered well in all their subjects.”

 

Week ending March 29th

School as usual all the week. The Rector visited on Tuesday morning and looked at children`s writing. Average 28.7.

 

Week ending April 5th

Attendance still very irregular in all the classes. Philip Wade and George Chapel absent through sickness. The Rector visited on Wednesday morning.

 

Week ending April 12th

The Rector visited on Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning. Needlework taken on Wednesday instead of spelling.

 

April 18th

The Rector visited on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Attendance very poor. School closed on Thursday for Easter Holidays.

 

April 29th

I have this day taken charge of this school. Attendance 32.

Hannah E  Dupree.

 

May 1st

I find that the one girl in Standard V has only learnt Bills of Practice and the children in Standard IV cannot do division of Long and Square Measure.

 

Week ending May 3rd

Visitors for the week. Miss Fowler and the Rev. R Rayson.

Average for the week 30.9.

 

Week ending May10th

I find that two garments are unfinished and several pieces of knitting not done.

The Rev. C A Fowler has visited the school twice this week.

Average 32.6.

 

Week ending May17th

Charles Wade and James Wilmott have this week returned to school after an absence of two months.

Lizzie Kitchen has left on account of my having put her into Standard III she having failed in two subjects in that Standard last year and being quiet incompetent for Standard IV.

 

Week ending May 24th

The Rev. C A Fowler has visited the school. Average 31.8.

 

May 29th

Visit Weston National of 47 on the books 36 were present. Registers right. There is no urinal, a seat should be provided for the infants.

                        H.B.Barry.

                        H. M. Inspector.

 

 

May 30th

Thursday being Ascension Day. A holiday was given.

May 31st

Some fresh desks have been provided for the use of the boys.

Some of the boys are still very irregular being kept at home to assist in the gardens.

Rev. C A Fowler has visited the school this week.

Average 33.

 

June 10th

Being Whit Monday a holiday was given.

11th I have today measured the schoolroom. The measurements are as follows.

Length 37ft.2ins.

Height 12ft. 3ins.

Breath 18ft. 6ins.

 

Week ending June 17th

The Rev. C A Fowler visited the school this week. Average 34.

June 18th

List of Lessons intended to be taken in the Infants Class during the year.

            The Elephant

            The Tiger

            The Fox

            The Ostrich

            The Potato

            The Sugar Cane

            Gold

            A Needle

 

Week ending June 21st

The Government Examination took place yesterday, there were present 44 children viz; 30 in Standards and 14 infants.

A half holiday given this afternoon. Visitors for the week, The Rev. C A Fowler and the Rev. W R Rayson. Average 35.

 

Week ending June 28th

Visitor for the week, Miss Fowler.

Average 33.

 

Week ending July 5th

The Rev. Fowler visited the school twice this week. Average 34.

 

Week ending July12th

Average for the week 33.

 

Week ending July19th

The Rev. C A Fowler has visited the school twice this week. Average 32.

 

Week ending July 26th

Average 30

The attendance is rather worse this week, owing to an exceedingly wet week.

School closed today for the Midsummer holiday. (4 Weeks)

 

August 27th

Commenced School today after the Midsummer Holidays.

 

Week ending August 30th

The Rev. C A Fowler has visited the school this week and brought in the Government Report.

Average 34.

 

 

The following is a copy of the Government Report;

 

 

“The children are in good order but the present Mistress has not been in charge long enough to effect any improvement in their attainment.

Spelling and Arithmetic are week, and the infants and children in the first Standard are backward. Needlework is good. More Reading books are required: those in present use are insufficient and in a bad condition. A Merit Grant has been recommended with hesitation.”

The defects in instruction noticed by the H.M.Inspector should engage the serious attention of the Teacher. More Reading books should be at once supplied. (Article 115 (1) )

You are requested to state at your earliest convenience whether the Managers were satisfied with the character, conduct and attention to duty of Mrs Carter up to the date of her leaving.  

Signed                                                                                                                 C.A.Fowler.

 

Staff.

Mistress Hannah E Dupree.

Monitress Agnus Curry.

 

 

Week ending September 6th

The Rector C A Fowler has visited this week and looked over and signed the Registers. Average 33.

 

Week ending September 13th

Average for the week 33.

 

Week ending September 20th

Average the same as last week.

Two sets of Reading books have been brought for the School. Century Readers for all the Standards. Chamber`s Graduated Readers for Standard I and II – History Readers.

 

 Week ending September 27th

Average for the week 35.

 

October 1st

School closed this afternoon to enable children to pick up potatoes for their parents.

 

October 2nd

Time Table not strictly kept to on account of children being brought to the school to be vaccinated.

 

Week ending October 4th

Attendance disgraceful this week. The children being kept at home to pick up potatoes.

Average 29.

 

Week ending October 11th

The Rev. C A Fowler has visited the school twice this week.

Average 32.

 

Week ending October 18th

The Rector has visited this week.

Average 32.

 

Week ending October 25th

The Rector C A Fowler has visited this week.

Attendance beginning to improve.

Average 35.

 

Week ending November 1st 

Visitor this week the Rev. C A Fowler. Average 36.

 

November 5th

Commenced school at half past one this afternoon and intend to do so during the winter months to enable the children who live a long distance from the school to get home before it is dark.

 

Week ending November 8th

The Rector C A Fowler has visited the school twice this week also the Rev. W R Rayson.

Average 37.

 

Week ending November 15th

The Rev. W R Rayson took a Scripture Class on Wednesday morning and is going to do so every week.

 

Week ending November22nd

Visitors for the week. The Rev. C A Fowler who gave a Scripture Lesson.

Average 35.

 

Week ending November 29th

The Rev. C A Fowler has visited the school this week and the Rev. W R Rayson has taken a Scripture Class. Average 37.

 

Week ending December 6th

Attendance not quiet so good this week owing to some of the children having severe colds. Average 34.

 

Week ending December13th

Average for the week 36.

 

Week ending December 20th

School broke up this morning for the Christmas holidays. The Rev. C A Fowler has visited the school this week. Average 35.

 

1890- January 7th

Commenced school this morning after a fortnights holiday.

E. Shepstone who was transferred to “All Saints” East Clevedon as Pupil Teacher in April 1889 has left there on account of ill health, and now being better has returned here as Monitress.

She is unable to go on as Pupil Teacher, the Doctor having advised her not to study.

The Rev. C A Fowler has visited the school this week.

Average33

 

January 16th                                                                                                                          

A Half holiday given this afternoon on account of the Sunday School being held.

 

Week ending January 17th

Visitors for the week, The Rev. C A Fowler and Miss Fowler.

Average 36.

 

Week ending January 24th

Attendance very bad this week owing to so many children having severe colds.

Average 30.

 

Week ending January 31st

The Rev. C A Fowler has visited the school this week. Average 36.

 

Week ending February 7th

Have been obliged to close the School today on account of the attendance as so many children are suffering from severe colds, not half the children able to come to school.

 

February 19th

Have closed the school today on account of Influenza.

 

February 24th

Re-opened school today after being closed a fortnights, 24 children present.

Lizzie Shepstone absent through sickness.

 

Week ending February 28th

The Rev. C A Fowler has visited the

 school  this week.

 

March 3rd

Lizzie Shepstone returned to school after being away a week.

 

Week ending March 7th

The Rev. C A Fowler has visited this week. Attendance improved. Average 38.

 

Week ending March 14th

Attendance about the same as last week, until the afternoon when about eight boys stayed away to go to the woods to gather primroses after being sent to school. Five of them came to school at 3-o-clock and I punished them all. Average 35.

 

Week ending March 21st

The Rev. C A Fowler has visited this week. Average 39.

 

Week ending March 28th

The Rev. C A Fowler has visited the school and brought in notice of the Scripture Examination which is to take place on April 15th.

 

April 3rd

Commenced school at half past one this afternoon on account of “Wombwells Menagerie” being in Clevedon.

 

Week ending April 4th

Closed school this morning for the Easter holidays. The Rev. C A Fowler has visited the school this week. Average 36.

 

April 14th

Re-opened school this morning after the Easter holidays.

 

April 15th

Scripture Examination took place this morning. Registers marked at half past ten. Half holiday given in the afternoon.

 

Week ending April 18th

The Rev. C A Fowler has visited the school this week. Charles Hack has returned to school after being absent four weeks through illness.

Average 37.

 

1890 April 23rd. Visit without notice.

                                                   C. Lewis. Sub-Inspector.

 

Week ending April 25th

The Rev. C A Fowler has visited the school this week. The Rev. W R Rayson has taken a Scripture Class. Average 29.

 

 

 

The following is a copy of the Diocesan Report;

 

                                                                                                                            Infants.   Div II

Old Testament                                                                                                                                                                  Fair                    V. Good

New Testament                                                                    Fair                                                                                    V. G.

Catechism                                                                                                                                                                              _                    V. F.

Prayer Book                                                                                                                                                                           _                    _

Scripture                                                                                 G.                                                                                    V. G.

Hymns & collect                                                                     _                                                                                                                                V. G.

Writing from memory   _            V. F.

 

General Report.

“Infants doing fairly. (Might they not learn one or two simple Hymns.)

The elders answered brightly with very good repetition of Scripture.

The Catechism a little deficient.

Good tone and discipline.”

 

Week ending May 2nd

The Rev. W R Rayson has taken a Scripture Class this week. Average 37.

 

Week ending May 9th

The Rev. W R Rayson and Mrs Rayson have visited the school this week also Miss Violet Fowler who brought in the Government papers. Average 39.

Lizzie Shepstone has been away from School a day and a half through sickness.

 

Week ending May 16th

The Rev. C A Fowler has visited the school this week. Average 40.

 

Week ending May 23rd

The Rev. C Marson has visited the school this week. Average 41.

 

May 26th

Being Whit Monday a holiday was given.

30thAverage for the week 35.

 

Week ending June 6th

Visitors for the week, The Rev. C A Fowler who signed the registers and the Rev. W R Rayson also Miss Mabel and Miss Violet Fowler. Average 36.

9th Half holiday given on account of a Circus being in Clevedon.

 

Week ending June 13th

Several of the children have been away through sickness this week, there by lowering the Average, which has gone down this week to 33.

 

Week ending June 20th

The Rev. W R Rayson has given a  Scripture Lesson this week. Average 39.

 

Week ending June 27th

The Rev. C A Fowler has visited the school this week. Average 40.

 

1890- July 1st

Inspected the School.

C. H. B. Elliott.

 

July 2nd

The Government Examination took place yesterday. No children presented.

28 in Standards and 19 Infants.

A holiday given to day on account of the Chapel having their Sunday School Treat.

4th Average for the week 32.

 

Week ending July 11th

The Rev. C A Fowler has visited the school this week. Average 34.

 

July 17th

Half holiday given today and also Friday on account of the School treat. Average 38.

July 23rd

School broken up today for the Mid-summer vacation. Average 29.

I resign my duties as Head Mistress of this school today.

                                                                                                                            H.E.Dupree.

 

August 18th

Took charge of Walton National School after a holiday of Three weeks.

Attendance low during the week. The Rector visited the school. Also the Attendance Officer.

Monday a somewhat better attendance.

 

August 25th Report of H. M. I.

 

“The School is in creditable order, and the instruction, which is evidently improved in many respects, especially as regards the infants class, is now fairly satisfactory. The inside walls require painting.

            M.J.Blackall. C.M.2 nd  Class.

 

August 25th & 28th

The Rector visited the School. On Wednesday it being the Flower show at Clevedon so few children came in the afternoon they were dismissed.

Several boys have left the school since the examination and on inquiring where they were, I have been told they were “to go to a master”. Those that are here are troublesome. Charles Shepstone had two strokes of a cane on his head for talking on Tuesday and has been absent the rest of the week.

 

September 1st

Charles Shepstone came to school and after giving some trouble by talking and playing, had not prepared his dictation with the rest of his class.

I showed his sister who is monitress, his slate and she took his part and was very impertinent to me before the children.

She is absent from her duties this afternoon.

Friday 5th

The numbers (9) on the Registers are scarcely correct as to many have left since last examination both girls and boys especially the 1st class.

Many of those actually present are marked absent as they come in late. At 9am and 2pm. There are very few children to be seen.

The Monitress has been absent all the week. As the Rector is unfortunately absent. I could take no steps towards supplying her place.

Monday 8th

The Shepstones Charles and Arthur returned to school.

Also an elder girl who told me a few days ago she had left. There is a better attendance. This week 34 present in morning.

12th There is an improvement  in the attendance, but the children are very late in coming both morning and afternoon.

Many who are actually present a part of the afternoon being marked absent.

15th William and George Bessant admitted.

16th Visited the School.

                                                                 J. Bould.

                                                           Ass. To H. M. I.

 

19th Sent in an attendance form this week.  Had a visit from Mr Tipper the Attendance Officer next day.

Paid the money due to monitress to her mother, Mrs Shepstone who called and complained of the Attendance Officer coming to her house.

26th The Attendance has been indifferent this week. The Wades and others are picking up potatoes. The Havard`s names are marked (I) as they are still ill.

 

October 1st Wednesday.

Mrs Bessant brought her children to school and asked me why I `beat` her children.

As I had not punished them or kept them in in anyway it was quite unaccountable.

The children in the school are very unruly and give an extraordinary amount of trouble.

The parents interfere with any keeping in or the very mildest form of punishment.

Lottie Gamblin`s name also marked (I) in the same week as the Havants.

Have called at the house and seen the Havant children and also ascertained from their mother they are unfit to attend.

Rector visited the School.

October 6th Monday

Admission Ina Beatrice Davis admitted till Christmas.

10th Friday

The Rector visited the school during the week. Attendance fair in mornings, Indifferent in afternoon.

15th Mrs Price visited the school yesterday Tuesday 14th.

16th The Rector visited the school and looked at the Registers. The attendance in morning is better than in the afternoon. A great many children are gathering blackberries and picking up potatoes.

There is some improvement in the children`s general behaviour but there is still improvement needed. I find that the children who have given me trouble are old offenders.

17th On Friday afternoon (this day) there was no attendance as funeral being appointed for 2-o-clock.

I asked the Clerk to send the children out of the churchyard but he declined to do so, as it was not 2-o-clock, wanting 17mins he said.

The Rector has arranged for Lily Hurdle to continue as monitress.

A little kindergarden work is introduced for infants and it appears to be working satisfactory. Also the style of copysetting on blackboard attended to in infants class.

 

 

23rd Thursday

The Rector visited the School. Attendance is very uncertain. Children engaged in picking up potatoes and apples.

The Gamblin`s (2) attend a few times, there a good deal of trouble and `asking  required` to get the school-pence.

Mrs Cooling promised to send her pence, but has not done so. The Boys are somewhat better behaved than at first.

 

November 3rd Rector visited the school and as usual looked at the registers. Sent report of attendance to Attendance Officer up to last week. October 24th.

4th The Rector visited the school in the morning and heard the children sing.

7th Miss Price visited the school. Nos. present all this week are 38, some of the children being absent.

11th Monday Re-admission of Lottie Gamlin. Half holiday in afternoon.

12th The Rector visited the school in the morning.

A young lady also visited the School, Miss Price from Rectory.

Mrs Hack comes down and was rather troublesome because I sent her boy home for his pencil.

18th Rector visited the school in the morning.

21st Friday There has been a good number present this week.

26th Wednesday The Rector visited the school in the morning.

Mr Tipper the Attendance Officer for district visited the school.

 

December 3rd Wednesday

The Rector visited the school.

5th Attendances forwarded. The weather this week has been cold. Some of the Infants seem to have a rash. Sent Charles Blake home.

Edward Newton has returned to School and gives a great deal of trouble. He has been absent seven weeks following.

10th The Rector visited the School and gave the usual Scripture lesson. There was a larger attendance than the previous days, about 33 children.

15th&16th There were only a few of the elder children able to venture out owing to the very severe weather.

17th A few more children came. The Rector visited the School but did not give his usual lesson owing to the state of the weather.

The School closed this week for a fortnights holiday.

20th Friday Although I made every possible effort to keep the school open, I found it impossible owing to the state of the roads.

 

1891- January 12th Monday

School reopened after a three weeks holiday, an extra week given on account of the very severe weather, and the dangerous state of the roads.

There was a fair attendance during the week, numbers present being 35.

There is a great deal of trouble here in obtaining the fees in many cases.

14th Wednesday The Rector visited the School.

19th Monday This has been the coldest day we have had in School.

21st Wednesday The Rector visited the school and gave the usual lesson. Sent form to attendance officer yesterday, Tuesday.

23rd Friday The Average this week is in advance of last being 28.3.

26th Monday The weather is wet.

28th Wednesday The Rector and the assistant curate the Rev. E Rayson visited the school.

30th Friday The Rector visited the School at a little before twelve and checked and signed the Registers.

There was an unusually low attendance this afternoon.

During the holidays I took advantage of the desks being altered for an Entertainment to change the method of their arrangement. There is some slight improvement as regards the discipline of the boys but whey are difficult to manage through out, on account of the system of interference by Parents.

The weather has been wet all the week. Some children are ill.

 

February 4th Wednesday

The Rector visited the School. The numbers present are pretty fair, but average attendance in afternoon is much below that in the morning. Morning for this week appears 28, Afternoon about 22, therefore the average attendance is much reduced for the week.

6th Friday The needlework for examination has been commenced also the knitting.

Time Table. Monday, Wednesday,Friday.

9th Monday The four Havards, Mercy, Edith, Louisa and Isabella returned to school. Temporary  admission Lily Plumbley. They tell the report that the Gamlins have left and gone to Weston School is untrue and that the children will return when the elder one, Emily is well enough.

11th Wednesday Mr Tipper has visited the school this morning.

School commenced with the Secular work, as the Rector directed the children should attend Church. They will attend also on Wednesday and Friday during Lent at 11-45.

Standard III require another set of Readers. Those in use as History Books are more difficult than the Stories generally used for Standard III.

12th Thursday The Rector visited the School.

Wednesday the children attended church.

18th The Rector visited.

Friday The children attended church.

Monday Thomas Davis admitted.

26th Mr Tipper visited the school.

27th Friday The Rector visited the school on Friday after service, which the children attended as usual this week. Have had occasion to warn the children about the loose gates near the gate into the Playground.

I was obliged to dismiss the children this afternoon as I had no time otherwise, it being the end of Quarter to do the Registers and make arrangements for leaving in the morning.

                                                         Matilda J. Blackall

Certificated Mistress of the 2nd Class.

 

1891- Week ending March 13th

 School commenced today (March 9th) after a weeks vacation.

I Margaret A Hulbin (provisionally certificated assistant) today commenced duties at this school as Mistress.

Commenced a new quarter in registers. The door of the schoolroom requires a screw in order to fasten it properly and some of the panes of glass  are wanted in one of the windows.

School closed since Monday owing to bad weather.

16th School opened at 9-o-clock.

Tuesday In the afternoon sent home Herbert Powell at 3-30 as he was not well.

Wednesday School visited by Rev. C A Fowler. Children all attended Litany in Church at 11-45, two excepted. The door and windows of the school were mended on Saturday, also school offices attended to.

Thursday School visited by Rev. C A Fowler who questioned elder children on the Catechism.

Friday Children attended Church for Litany at 11-45.

 

Week ending March 23rd 

School opened at 9-o-clock, small attendance by reason of sickness.

Wednesday and Thursday. Children taken to Church for Morning Prayers at 10-30. They were taken into School immediately after for their usual lesson.

Friday Being Good Friday only five came to School to attend Morning Prayer.

Week ending March 30th

Easter Monday children had holiday.

28th School opened at am. Attendance still small through sickness. As the weather was fine children were allowed 15 mins recreation in school yard.

 

Week ending April 6th

Monday  School opened 9-o-clock. Very few here until 9-20.

Tuesday  Caned L Cooling for disobedience.

Thursday School visited by Rev. C A Fowler also by Mr. Lang of Bridgwater who examined the children. In the afternoon only seven of the older scholars came to school. Admitted R. J. Bushnell to the third Standard.

 

Week ending April 10th

School opened at 9am. Attendance of scholars very good in the morning. School door had to be burst open, the key being broken.

Tuesday New key obtained for school door. Mabel Powell came to school for the first time this quarter. This afternoon elder girls had new needlework given to them for the examination.

Thursday School not visited this morning as usual for Scripture. Rev. C A Fowler being absent from school was visited on Wednesday afternoon by Rev. W R Rayson and Miss Fowler.

 

Week ending April 17th

Monday School opened as usual. Attendance fair.

Elder girls taken for an hour for Arithmetic, after school hours.

Thursday School visited by Rev. C A Fowler and Mr Tipper.

Friday Received the report, sent by Mr Lang of his visit to the school.

 

Mr. Lang`s Report.

 

“This school is one of the worst if not the worst school in the Deanery. The present teacher who has only been appointed a month is not responsible for this result.

The children are in good order and under quiet control. The result in the elementary subjects are decidedly unsatisfactory. Only five children passed in any subject well. Reading is neither fluent nor expressive. Arithmetic inaccurate and badly set down, whilst the Spelling is disgraceful. Unless great

improvement is made before the visit of H.M.I. next school visit the school will be……

 

Week ending April 24th

Monday School opened at 9-o-clock.

Attendance at school was better this week. The school visited on Wednesday morning by Rev R Rayson and on Thursday by Rev. C A Fowler.

 

Week ending May 1st

Mr Tipper attended the School this week, Had to complain of the very irregular attendance of Lewis Wilmott.

School visited by Mr. Rayson on Wednesday morning and Mr. Fowler on Tuesday.

 

Week ending May 8th

School opened this week as usual at 9- o-clock on Monday. Lewis Wilmott only made two attendances this week. Charles Shepstone prevented from attending through the illness of his mother. School visited by Mr. Rayson.

 

Week ending May 15th

Admitted a new scholar Margaret Bushall to the Fifth Standard. All the Powells absent this week through measles. School visited by Mr. Rayson on Wednesday and on Friday afternoon by Miss Fowler. School closed on Friday at 3-30.

 

Week ending May 22nd

School closed on Monday being Whit Monday.

Margaret Bushnell left after six attendances. Beatrice Virgo absent through illness. School visited by Mr. Rayson.

 

Week ending May 29th

School opened on Monday morning at 9-o-clock. Ada Blake came to the school-door on Monday morning to say that herself, sisters and brothers were unable to attend school as three of them had the measles. On Tuesday morning Nellie Newton was sent home through measles. School visited on Thursday morning by Mr. Fowler and in the afternoon by Mr. Tipper. Edith Virgo ill in school and was sent home on Friday.

 

Week ending June 5th

Attendance very small this week, measles having broken out in the village.

Began the new registers on Monday morning. Mr. Rayson visited the School on Wednesday morning. School was closed on Thursday and Friday there being not enough children to mark the register.

 

Week ending June 12th

School was open on Monday but only five children came, so school was closed all the week.

 

Week ending June 19th

School opened as usual on Monday morning at 9- o-clock. Attendance fair.

Edith and Beatrice Virgo were able to attend school, also all the Powells having had the measles.

This (Tuesday) morning, Mrs Hedges came to school to say that Margaret Edwards was ill and afraid she would miss the examination.

 

 

1891 -June 17th

School examination

J.Bould. Assitant to H. M. I.

 

School closed in the afternoon after the examination.

School closed Thursday and Friday there being not enough to mark the registers.

 

Week ending July 3rd

School was open on Monday but the afternoon attendance was so small that it was closed for a week.

 

Week ending July 10th

School closed on Monday for a fortnight – as Midsummer holiday.

 

Week ending July 24th

School opened at 9-o-clock with 35 children. School visited on Thursday by Rev. C A Fowler. Average for week 21.

 

Week ending July 31st

School closed on Wednesday afternoon for annual school treat. School visited on Friday by Rev. C A Fowler who examined the Register. Average for the week 27.

 

Week ending August 7th

School closed on Monday it being Bank Holiday. School opened Tuesday morning with 27 children. Average for the week 30.

 

Week ending August 14th

School opened at 9-o-clock with 28 children. Mr Wilmott sent across 4/- school pence due. Tuesday morning had to carry Philip Wilmott into school, his father afterwards came across and gave him the birch.

School visited on Friday by Mr Tipper.

 

Week ending August 21st

School opened on Monday Morning at 9-o-clock. On Wednesday, children came to school at 1-30 in the afternoon instead of 2-o-clock and were dismissed at 3-30 as several of them wished to attend the Clevedon Flower Show. Average26.

 

Week ending August 28th

Admitted a new scholar Edward Plumbley to the infant class. Average for the week 29.

 

Week ending September 4th

School opened on Monday Morning as usual. Rev. W R Rayson visited the school on Tuesday Afternoon.

 

Week ending September 11th

Visited the School

J.Bould – Assistant to H. M. I.

 

On Monday Morning a Penny Savings Bank was started in this school in connection with the Post Office, 15 of the children have joined bringing their pennies as usual in the morning.

On Friday the School was visited by Her Majesties Inspector who complained of the condition of the School Offices.

 

Week ending September 18th

School opened as usual on Monday Morning. School Offices have been attended to. Savings Bank pennies taken on Monday Morning. Average for the week 29.4.

 

Week ending September 25th

School opened as usual on Monday Morning. Mr Rayson visited the school on Wednesday morning and Mr Fowler on Thursday. Received report of the school annual examination. Average for week 31.5.

 

“The discipline is by no means as good as it should be and the instruction is in all respects, unsatisfactory. It is much to be regretted that so inexperienced a teacher should have been appointed. The room requires painting, the offices need constant supervision and the provision of a clock-room is most desirable. Much trouble and delay have been occasioned through the Form IX and Schedules not having been properly filled up on the day of inspection. The school will be formally warned next year under Article 86 unless its condition is greatly improved in all respects.

The accounts in future should be strictly kept in accordance with the rules laid down in the enclosed circular.”

 

Week ending October 2nd

School opened as usual on Monday Morning. Number of attendances not so great as last week because of bad weather and elder scholars picking up potatoes. School visited onThursday by Rev. C A Fowler.

 

Week ending October 9th

School opened as usual on Monday. Attendance small, Elder scholars picking up potatoes. School visited on Wednesday by Rev. W R Rayson. Average 27.5.

 

Week ending October 16th

Commenced having fires every day. Saw Mr Tipper this week. School visited on Friday by Rev. C A Fowler who looked at the Registers. Average 26.7.

 

Week ending October 23rd

Opened school on Monday at 9-o-clock. School visited on Thursday by Rev. C A Fowler. Average for week 31.2.

 

Week ending October 31st

Attendance this week very small most of the elder children being employed picking up potatoes and apples. School visited on Thursday and Friday by Rev. C A Fowler. Average 26.9.

 

Week ending November 6th

Attendance this week a little better than last. School visited Thursday morning by Rev. C A Fowler and on Friday by Mr Tipper who has arranged to have a meeting of the mothers. Average 27.

 

Week ending October 13th

Mr Tipper visited the school on Tuesday afternoon. Two mothers came to meet him at 4-o-clock. Attendance in week much better. Average 32.8.

School visited on Thursday by Rev. Fowler.

 

Week ending November 20th

Attendance still good. Visited on Thursday by the Rector. Taught children new exercise. Average for week 31.2.

 

Week ending November 27th

School closed on Monday Afternoon, there being not enough to mark the registers, most of the children going to  a tea at the Chapel. Visited on Thursday by Rev. C A Fowler. Average for week 22.2.

 

Week ending December 4th

Attendance small again this week, several of the children suffering from severe colds. Average 24. School visited on Thursday and Friday by Rev. C A Fowler.

 

Week ending December 11th

Children still suffering from colds. School visited on Thursday by the rector and on Friday Afternoon by Mr Tipper and Friend. Since the Afternoons have been so dark, children come to school at 1-30 and leave at 3-45.

 

Week ending December 18th

School opened as usual on Monday Morning. Philip Wilmott made four attendances this week, thus making only seven attendances in a month.

 

Week ending December 25th

School only opened three days this week. Thursday the schoolroom was wanted. Friday was Christmas day. Wednesday Afternoon the school “broke up” for nine days.

Attendance very small.

 

1892- Week ending January 8th

School closed for Christmas holidays. Philip Wilmott has made only one attendance this week making seven in six weeks. Lily Hurdle absent this week not having returned from her holidays.

 

Week ending January 15th

School opened on Monday morning, attendance very small. All the Hacks are home, their parents and George being in bed, through influenza. The Havants and Wades are home. School visited on Thursday by the Rector. Not enough in school on Friday to mark the registers, so had to close.

 

Week ending January 22nd

School visited on Thursday by Mr Tipper and on Thursday by Rev. C A Fowler. Edith and Beatrice Virgo home ill.

 

Week ending January 29th

Attendance this week a little better. The Hacks came to school, the Wades still home their mother being seriously ill.

 

Week ending February 5th

None of the Havards in school, although only Mercy is ill.

 

Week ending February 12th

Philip Wilmott made four attendances this week. Mr Tipper called on Thursday. School visited on Thursday by Rev. C A Fowler.

 

Week ending February 19th

School closed Thursday and Friday, owing to the bad weather.

 

Week ending February 26th

Charles Cooling has left school, as his mother is unable to spare him. School visited on Thursday by Rev. C A Fowler. Edith, Mercy and Louisa Havard made two attendances this week.

 

Week ending March 4th

Began a new quarter in the register. Admitted two new boys on Wednesday morning. Henry and George Gardiner. Went into Church for Litany at 11-o-clock it being Ash Wednesday. School visited on Thursday by Rev. C A Fowler. Went into Church on Friday Morning at  11- 45 for Litany.

 

Week ending March 11th

Saw Mr Tipper on Monday. Went into Church on Wednesday morning at 11-45 for Litany. School visited on Thursday Morning by Rev C A Fowler. Litany on Friday Morning at 11-45.

 

Week ending March 18th

School opened 9-o-clock on Monday, prepared for a visit from Mr Leng who did not arrive. Went in to Church on Wednesday morning for Litany at 11-50. Visited on Friday morning by Mr Leng, result very discouraging, two children making very silly mistakes in Arithmetic. Margaret Edwards wilfully did her darning wrong.

 

Week ending March 25th

Attendance this week has been very bad, parents seeming to take no interest in children. Philip Wilmott has not been in school for a fortnight. Had to sent Ada Blake home on Thursday morning as she was taking ill in School. Mabel Powell has only made five attendances in twenty for a fortnight.

 

Week ending April 1st

Attendance this week worse than last, average being only 24. Lily Wilmott has not been in school for a month. Philip Wilmott also absent.

 

Week ending April 8th

Attendance this week better as the Scripture examination was on Wednesday morning. The children had holiday in the afternoon, there being a wax-works in Clevedon. Mr Tipper called on Thursday and arranged a meeting of parents on Saturday.

 

Week ending April 15th

Attendance better this week. Heard that Henry and George Gardiner were leaving the neighbourhood. Attended Church each Morning at 10-30 for Litany. Holidays on Friday being Good Friday.

 

 

Week ending April 22nd

School closed for Easter Holidays.

 

Week ending April 29th

George, Philip and Lizzie Wade came to school this week. George and Henry Gardiner have left the village. Mr Tipper has called twice this week, Monday and Wednesday. Only Philip Wilmott in School this week again of the four children. Had to complain of L. Hurdles inattention to her duties and showing a bad example to all scholars. Collected on Thursday morning at 11-50 instead of 12-10. When spoken to took no notice but sat in front of her children until 12 playing, she had then to give out slates and pencils and make up for time wasted. 

 

Week ending May 6th

Attendance this week very good. Thursday Afternoon there were 36 scholars out of 39. L. Hurdle who has been saying since Christmas that she did not know the day she was leaving School, now says she is going to stay after the examination.

 

Week ending May 13th

Holiday on Monday Afternoon there being a large  circus in Clevedon. Had to complain of L. Hurdles behaviour. Since Easter she has been continually looking out of the window. Instead of being in school at 9 and 2-o-clock has come in five or even ten minuets late. Spending the time talking to a boy in the road. When spoken to, she has either given “black looks” and been sulky during school hours or answered impudently.

School visited on Thursday morning by Rev. C A Fowler and Mr Tipper.

 

Week ending May 20th

Margaret Edwards was absent three days this week, with a bad cold. Received from Ada Blake a doctors certificate to say that Matilda was home last week by his order. Tom Cooling only made five attendances this week, his reason for staying home was that his mother was ill and he had to do some housework. Lily Wilmott attended school this week, having been absent eight weeks.

School visited on Wednesday by the Rector.

 

Week ending May 27th

Received Examination Papers. School visited on Thursday by Rev. C A Fowler. The Average attendance for this week is larger than any this year 34.1. Average for quarter 29.38. End of school year in registers. Average attendance 28 .14.

 

Week ending June 3rd

Agnes Curry , late monitress came to school to assist in preparing examination work. Mrs Hurdle called at school to say that Lily was not leaving school. Visited on Thursday by the Rector. Received new cupboards.

 

Week ending June 10th

School opened at 9-o-clock on Monday. Visited on Tuesday by Rev C A Fowler. Opened school at 1-30 on Wednesday Afternoon, and closed at 3-30 to allow the school being cleaned for the Examination.

 

1892 June 9th

Inspection of School.

C.H.B. Elliott. H.M.I.

 

School closed Thursday Afternoon and all (day) Friday. Average attendance

31. 7.

 

Week ending June 17th

Holiday in the afternoon for the Sunday School Picnic. Edith Virgo has left school having passed the Fifth Standard. School visited on Thursday morning by the Rector. Average attendance for the week 32.

 

Week ending June 24th

School opened on Monday morning at 9-o-clock. Visited in the afternoon by Mr Tipper. Mabel Powell, made only four attendance out of ten, she was in school on Monday when Mr Tipper came. Edward Newton was absent all the week. Nellie Newton made two attendance and Harry Newton only one.

 

Week ending July 1st

School opened on Monday morning as usual. Admitted new scholar to Infants Class. Alfred Charles Dunn.

 

Week ending July 8th

School opened on Monday as usual. Visited on Thursday by Rev. C A Fowler. Charles Hack home sick this week. Attendance this week less than last week. Average 28.1.

 

Week ending July 15th

School opened on Monday. Visited on Thursday Morning. Edward and Nellie Newton absent all the week. Average 26.

 

Week ending July 22nd

School opened as usual on Monday. Visited on Tuesday morning by Rev. C A Fowler. Lily Hurdle was home sick Monday Afternoon and Tuesday. Arthur Shepstone, Harry and Fred Dunn absent all week, sick. Received a postcard from Mr Tipper on Thursday Morning. Visited on Thursday Afternoon by Miss Walliker.

 

Week ending July 29th

School closed on Monday. Being the school treat at the Chapel. Opened school on Tuesday Morning. Admitted new child to Infants class. Beatrice Maud Hack. School closed on Wednesday Afternoon there being not enough to mark the registers.

Visited on Thursday Morning by Rev. C A Fowler. Edward and Harry Newton came to school on Thursday, were very late in the afternoon and marked absent. Closed school on Friday morning for Midsummer Holidays. (3 weeks)

 

Report of Her Majestys Inspector of Schools.

 

“The order is somewhat improved and is now fairly satisfactory. The infants class is not quite so backward as it was last year, but the work of the children in Standards is again very slovenly and poor. The Registers have been carelessly kept. Some better Reading sheets are needed and the addition of a cloakroom would greatly increase the neatness of the room.”

The rest of this Report is given on p.83.

1892 Week ending August 25th

School opened on Monday Morning August 22nd with 21 children. Lily Hurdle did not come to School, as she is leaving the Village. Agnus Curry taken on as monitress in her place. School visited on Thursday Morning by Rev. C A Fowler.

 

Week ending September 2nd

School opened as usual on Monday. Visited on Tuesday by Mr Tipper and on Friday by Rev. C A Fowler.

 

Week ending September 9th

School opened at 9-o-clock on Monday. Edward and Henry Newton came to school at 11-20 on Wednesday Morning and were sent home. School closed on Tuesday Afternoon there being a Fete in Clevedon. Average 34.

 

Week ending September 16th

School opened as usual this week. Visited on Monday Morning by Mr Tipper. Let children out on Tuesday morning at 12-o-clock instead of 12-15, a boy having brought the wrong time from the Rectory. Average this week

26.1.

 

Week ending September 23rd

School opened as usual on Monday. On Wednesday Mrs Powell sent a doctors certificate to school. George having fallen off a timber carriage and bruised his leg. Average for the week 27.

 

Week ending September 30th

Visited on Tuesday Morning by a strange Clergyman and Lady. On Wednesday by Miss Fowler. No school on Wednesday Afternoon there being not enough to mark the registers 15. Instead of closing school at usual time on Thursday Afternoon the children stopped in school to tea. Visited Friday Afternoon by Miss Fowler. Average for week 27.

 

Week ending October 7th

School opened as usual on Monday. George Hack absent Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday picking up potatoes. Mabel Powell came to school on Monday Morning and Tuesday Morning and has been absent all the rest of the week. During school hours she is seen walking up and down the village road. Philip Wilmott has been absent for two weeks. Philip Wade has been absent six and George Wade three weeks, picking up potatoes. Attendance on Wednesday Afternoon very small. Caught four children C Nisbet, W Bessant, George Bessant and F Dunn running away from school, punished them, and sent messages to parents. Visited on Thursday by Mr Tipper. Average for week 25.

 

Week ending October 14th

School opened as usual on Monday. George Powell only came to school once during the week. Charles Shepstone absent all the week, together with Philip and George Wade, picking up apples and potatoes.

 

 

Week ending October 21st

School opened as usual on Monday. Louisa and Arthur Blake home sick. Nellie and Harry Newton came to school on Tuesday Morning. Harry attempted to run away, but was followed and carried into school. He was punished. Nellie Newton was so backward in her work that she was put into the Infants Class. Was punished during the morning for swearing at her writing. School closes on Tuesday Afternoon their being not enough to mark the registers. Average 23.

 

1892 -Week ending October 20th

Visited the school.

The use of short pieces of slate pencils should not be permitted. The `Offices` are in a very bad condition.

C.H.B. Elliott. H.M.I.

 

Visited on Friday by Rev. C A Fowler.

 

Week ending October 28th

Attendance this week much better. Visited on Wednesday by Mr Tipper, who arranged to have a meeting, in the school at 5-o-clock. It was postponed until November 3rd as there were not enough to form a committee. Visited on Thursday by Rev. C A Fowler. Average 26. Coal shed made, and coal ordered.

 

Week ending November 4th

School opened as usual on Monday. Visited on Wednesday Afternoon by Mr Tipper. School closed on Friday Afternoon there being not enough to mark the registers. Average 25.

 

Week ending November 11th

School opened on Monday. Edward Newton made one attendance this week, but was too late to be marked. Several of the older boys were absent on Wednesday with the shooters. Frank Powell ran away from school and was caned on Thursday Morning. Visited on Thursday Morning by Rev. C A Fowler. George Powell ran away from school. Average for week 27.

 

Week ending November 18th

School opened as usual on Monday Morning. Visited on Tuesday Morning by Mr Tipper. G Powell, C Shepstone and Tom Cooling were absent on Monday with the shooters. Frank Powell played truant on Monday. Was caned on Tuesday Morning, home again Tuesday Afternoon. Spoke to Mr Fowler about it who told teacher, she was quite right in caning the boy and advised her to give his name to the Attendance Officer.

On Thursday Morning A Blake her two sisters and two brothers came to school at 9-15. About 10 minuets afterwards notes passed along. Two were taken and thrown into the fire, another was taken from the monitress, and found to contain rudeness. Teacher intends to sent it to Mrs Blake and warn the children.

Mr Fowler visited on Thursday Morning. Average27.4.

 

Week ending November 25th

School closed Monday Afternoon, Tea at the Chapel. George Powell has not been to school once this week. Visited on Thursday by Rev. C A Fowler. Average 25.

 

 

Week ending December 2nd

School opened as usual on Monday Morning. Tuesday evening keys left with Mr Curry, for him to mend the holes in school floors. On Wednesday Morning found two panes of glass broken, supposed to be broken by one of the Wilmotts. Visited on Thursday Morning by Rev. C A Fowler. George Powell came to school 10-o-clock on Thursday Morning, bringing an impudent note from his mother. Closed on Thursday Afternoon, only 15 children in school at 2-15. Three of them being wet through. Average 25.8.

 

Week ending December 9th

School opened as usual on Monday. Received a note from Mrs Blake referring to a matter in week ending November 18th.

Found five more panes of glass broken and three in the other window at back of school. Wilmotts again suspected as they were seen with catapults  at back of school. C Hack came to school first time since leaving the Hospital.

 

Week ending December 16th

School opened as usual on Monday Morning. Closed on Wednesday Afternoon to prepare the room for a concert to be held in the evening. Opened again on Thursday Morning and visited by Rev. C A Fowler, in the Afternoon by Mr Tipper.

 

Week ending December 23rd

School opened on Monday. Attendance small most of the elder scholars kept home to help their mothers. Closed on Wednesday Afternoon, as the school was wanted in which to hold an inquest. Visited on Thursday Morning by Rev. C A Fowler. Closed School at 12-10 for Christmas holidays.

 

1893-Week ending January 13th

School opened after Christmas holidays on Monday 23 present. Closed on Monday Afternoon the weather being bad and not enough children to mark the registers. Visited on Thursday by Rev. C A Fowler. Average for week 24.

 

Week ending January 20th

School opened as usual on Monday Morning , closed in the afternoon there being not enough to mark the registers. Attendance bad. Received a note from Mrs Powell, George and Frank went to West Town for the day (Wednesday). Another note from Mrs Powell, George scalded his leg. Heard this week that Philip and George Wade are not coming to school again.

 

Week ending January 27th

School commenced again on Monday Afternoon there being not enough to mark the registers, eight children being home sick. Visited on Tuesday by Mr Tipper and on Thursday by Rev. C A Fowler.

 

Week ending February 3rd

Attendance much better this week. Most of the children home sick last week being in school. Matilda Blake sick. Visited on Thursday by Rev. C A Fowler. All the elder girls having finished the knitting for the examination, began their white work on Thursday Afternoon.

 

 

Week ending February 10th

School opened as usual on Monday Morning. Desks and forms in school moved on Tuesday and a platform put up for a concert in the evening. Visited on Wednesday by Miss Fowler, her sister, and a friend. On Thursday Morning by Miss Fowler and Rev. C A Fowler. School closed on Thursday Afternoon in order to dress Christmas tree for the evening. Open again on Wednesday. All the Wilmotts absent this week except on Thursday.

 

Week ending February 17th

School opened on Monday Morning. Found five panes of glass broken in the windows, they were evidently broken late on Friday. Visited on Wednesday Morning by Mr Tipper. Sent school children into Church for 11-o-clock Litany, it being Ash Wednesday, were out again in about 15 mins. Visited on Thursday Morning by Rev. C A Fowler. Agnus Curry home ill Thursday Afternoon and Friday. Children suffering from bad coughs, did not have 10 minutes quietness on Friday.

 

Week ending February 24th

School opened on Monday Morning. Charles Nisbet home with Whooping cough. Beatrice Virgo came to school. Had a note from Mrs Powell saying that Mabel was unable to attend. Had to close school on Tuesday , there being not enough to mark the registers.

 

Week ending March 3rd

School opened on Monday but closed again, children suffering from Whooping cough.

 

Week ending March 10th

School has to be closed again this week only four children came on Monday Morning.

 

Week ending March 17th

Monday Morning, tried to open school but failed as only three children came to school.

 

Week ending March 24th

Monday Morning. Only seven children came to school but being told to keep on school, sent Matilda Blake home to fetch her brother and sister and marked the register with eleven.

 

Week ending March 31st

School opened as usual on Monday. Very few children in school. Closed again on Friday it being Good Friday. Average for week 10.

 

Week ending April 7th

Closed on Monday being Easter Monday. Opened on Tuesday. Few children Average 11.

 

Week ending April 14th

Attendance this week much better. Charles Shepstone and Mabel Powell left, one to help his father, the other to go into service. Only 11 children in school on Tuesday afternoon, absentees picking primroses for the flower Mission at the Chapel. Agnus Curry the monitress absent every morning this week her mother being ill. Alice Hack home ill. Children home since Easter not absent through illness as they were able to run about the roads and pick primroses. Average for week 22.

 

Week ending April 28th

Attendance better this week. Maud Hack came to school on Wednesday but cried very much Thursday and Friday. Visited on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday by Miss Fowler who kindly helped with Scripture. On Thursday by Rev. C A Fowler and Friday Mr Tipper. Average 26.

 

Week ending May 5th

School opened as usual on Monday. Doctor told Mrs Hack to keep her children home as Maud had chicken pox. Visited on Thursday by the Diocesan Inspector of Schools. 26 children only were in school on Friday morning. 18 children in the Afternoon. Visited on Monday and Friday by Mr Tipper. Average for week 23.

 

Week ending May 12th

Opened school as usual on Monday Morning with 29 children. Ethel Wilmott came to school after being absent nine weeks exclusive of four weeks school was closed. On Tuesday Afternoon none of the Powells came to school but had been turned out of school. All came in the mornings and Wednesday except George who had not been home all night, but had run away with Ted Newton. Both boys came home again to school on Thursday Afternoon. Mrs Powell sent a note with her children on Wednesday morning, saying she did not wish them punished. Visited on Wednesday by Miss Fowler and on Friday by Mr Tipper. Visited on Friday by a gentleman who said he was a school master and wished to see the school. Average for week 25.

 

Week ending May 19th

Opened school as usual on Monday, all the Hacks came to school, Louisa Blake home Thursday and Friday with Chickenpox. Other children with chickenpox but came to school. George Powell played truant and been absent all the week, Lizzie Wade home during the latter part of the week with chickenpox. Average Attendance for the week 29.

 

Week ending May 24th

School opened on Tuesday Morning with 20 children. Visited on Thursday Morning by Rev. C A Fowler. Frank Powell missed all the Drawing lessons this week. Philip Wilmott missed two also Ted Newton.

 

Week ending June 2nd

Drawing Examination this morning (Monday). No girls or infants in School. Attention drawn to Girls office. Part of the wall is broken down, the door loosened, making it dangerous to anyone going there. School closed Monday Afternoon as there was not enough to mark the registers. Tuesday Morning Mrs Blake sent to say that her children (7) had the chickenpox, the Doctor said they were to be kept at home as they were infectious. Edward Plunbley at home ill. Robert Wilmott at home with chickenpox.

Thursday morning, Mrs H Virgo called to say that Beatrice could not come to school and Mrs J Virgo to say that Mabel could not come as they had chickenpox. Friday Morning of 20 children in school  8 of them had chickenpox themselves or in their homes. Visited on Wednesday Afternoon by Rev. Mr Saxby. Closed Friday Afternoon.

 

Week ending June 9th

School closed, the children home with chickenpox.

 

Summary of Inspectors Report 1892

(Apparently copied in the wrong place, see page 77)

 The order is somewhat improved and is now fairly satisfactory. The infants class is not quite so backward as last year, but the work of the children presented in Standards is again very slovenly and poor. The Registers have been carefully kept. Some better reading sheets are needed and the addition of a cloakroom would greatly improve the school.

H.M.Inspector reports the school to be inefficient in account of the extremely bad results in the Standards subjects. My Lords accordingly hereby give formal warning under Article 86 that the grant may be withheld under that article at the Next Annual Inspection if H.M.Inspector again reports the school to be inefficient.

My Lords note that Drawing has not been taught and H.M.Inspector is unable to certify that means for teaching it are not procurable.

The Grant is allowed this tear under Article 92, but in future Article 85 (b) should be completed with and an application for an examination in Drawing should be addressed to the Science and Art Department. South London. London. S.W.

The Registers must be tested by the Manager at least once a quarter at irregular intervals as required by paragraph 6 of the circular on Registration (Appendix II) of the Revised Instruction to H.M.Inspector. Attention is requested to Article 85 (d).

 

1893 May 4th

Report of Religious Instruction

 

                                                                   Division

No. Present       Inf.& St.I. 17    Sts.II to V. 19.

Old Testament                                                                     V.G.                                                                                                            V.G.

New Testament       V.G.                                                                                                                                                     G

Catechism                                                                                                                                                                                               V.F.

Prayer Book

Scripture                                                                                                                                                                                                      F.

Hymns Collects etc.    G.                                                                                                                                                    G.

Catechism                                                                                                                                                                                                   G.

Writing from Memory G.                                                                                                                                                   G.

Writing or Abstracts.

 

General Report

The School is in good order and the children in both groups answered readily and repeated well what they had learnt by heart.

The School having been closed so long as four weeks, together with the difficulty in getting the elder boys to school early, increases the merit due to the Teacher for the result of the Inspection.

 

Week ending June 16th

School opened this morning (Monday) with 25 children. Visited in the morning by the Rector.

Thursday morning Frank Powell came to the school door to say that one of his brothers had chickenpox. Heard from Edward Newton that Nellie had it also that Ethel Wilmott and Mabel Virgo`s brother had it. Have not sent the children home, as parents do not seem to think there is any harm done by sending them to school. Only 15 children in school on Friday Morning and 13 in the afternoon. Visited on Friday by Rector and a stranger. Average21.

 

Week ending June 23rd

School opened as usual on Monday Morning with 23 children. Powells absent also Tom Cooling, Arthur Shepstone, Nellie and Harry and Minnie Newton and Ethel Wilmott with chickenpox. Visited on Thursday Morning by the Rector and in the Afternoon by Manager of Blackie & Son. Had to complain of Edward Newton, Instead of coming to school on Tuesday he is supposed to have got drunk and gone killing wasps. Could scarcely go near him in school on Wednesday Afternoon because of the smell of cider and tobacco, he had been drinking and smoking respectively. Average 22.8.

 

Week ending June 30th

School closed on Monday as the children belonging to the Chapel had their annual `outing`.

Opened on Tuesday Morning. 22 children received their mark on the registers. Two new infants admitted. Ethel Wilmott came to school this week for  the first time for five weeks. The Powells came to school. Visited on Tuesday Afternoon by Rev- Saxby. George and Frank Powell came into school on Wednesday Morning at 10-30. Visited on Thursday Morning by the Rector. Average for week 24.

 

Week ending July 7th

School opened on Monday Morning. Tom Cooling came to school on Monday although not quite rid of the chickenpox. More children (30) in school on Tuesday Morning than has been for some time. Ethel Wilmott absent from school all the week. Daisy Blake kept home this week, suffering from the heat. Philip Wilmott has not been in school since June 14th. School visited on Wednesday Afternoon by the Rev. and Mrs Saxby. Closed on Thursday Afternoon in honour of the Royal Wedding. Only 22 children marked present on Friday Morning and 16 in the Afternoon. Average for week 26.1.

 

Week ending July 14th

School opened as usual on Monday Morning 21 children in school at 9-30am 27 at 9-45. Philip Wilmott came to school. C Nisbet kept at home to scare birds off the wheat. Visited on Thursday by Rector and Friday Afternoon by Misses Walliker. Received on Thursday the report of the Drawing Examination. Result “Good”. Average for week 27.

 

Week ending July 21st

School opened as usual on Monday. Visited on Tuesday by Rector. Only 16 children in school on Wednesday Afternoon. 19 on Friday Afternoon. Filled out paper and sent to Mr Tipper. Edward Newton and George Powell spent all Friday Afternoon riding a bicycle , in the road.  Closed school for Summer Holidays. (3 weeks) Average 25.

 

Week ending August 18th

School opened on Monday (August 14th) at 9-o-clock with 18 children. Admitted (temporary) Joseph Cooling. Heard that Willie and George Bessant had gone to Weston School, as their mother thought it was nearer home, and that their grandmother would care for them between school hours.

Edward, Nellie, and Minnie Newton, Philip and Lily Wilmot, C Nisbet, L Wade and Mabel Virgo have not made an attendance this week. C Hack made two and went reaping wheat with a farmer the rest of the week.

School was supposed to have been coloured during holidays and seats, floor etc repaired, but nothing has been done. Mrs Newton had to clean the school on Monday Morning before school as the seats and desks were covered with lime stuff and dust from the walls.

Average for the week 18 .8.

 

Week ending August 25th

School opened as usual Monday Morning. Charles Blake sent to Clevedon British School to be under a master. Agnus Curry absent on Monday Afternoon. Philip and Ethel Wilmott made on e attendance each this week. Charles Hack absent on Monday Afternoon, Wednesday Afternoon and all day Friday helping a farmer. His mother sent him to school. Mabel Virgo recovered from an accident and attended school this week. School closed on Thursday Afternoon for Clevedon Flower Show. Visited on Thursday Morning by Rector, who, as usual saw the registers and questioned children.

 

Week ending September 1st

Visited on Monday Afternoon by Mr Tipper. Nellie and Harry Newton came this week. Visited on Thursday Morning by Rev. C A Fowler. Agnes Curry absent again on Thursday Afternoon without notice.

 

Week ending September 8th

School opened as usual on Monday Morning. Only one of the elder boys in school. Visited by Rev. C A Fowler, received Schedules for examination.

Received Form IX on Monday Afternoon. Ethel Wilmott absent all week. Visited on Thursday Morning by Rector. Average attendance for week 25.4.

 

Week ending September 15th

School opened as usual on Monday. Ada Blake, after leaving school for service and being absence three months came to school in the afternoon as wished to be present at Examination.

Examination on Tuesday Morning. Holiday in the afternoon, for school treat. Average for week.

 

Week ending September 22nd

 School opened on Monday Morning. Closed on Monday Afternoon. Opened again on Tuesday Morning. Closed on Tuesday Afternoon for the rest of the week. Head Teacher suddenly called home.

 

Week ending September 29th

School opened on Monday Morning as usual. Head Teacher resumed her duties. Commenced using new Timetable. Taught 4 Standards, Multiplication and Division.

 

For Year Ending 1894.

Special Subject. Boys History.

                                                           Girls Needlework.

 

 

1893 September 12th

Inspection of school

C.H.B. Elliott. H.M.I.

 

Week ending September 29th (continued)

Also 2 and 3 Standards Division(Simple and Long) and Multiplication respectively. Visited on Wednesday by Rev. C A Fowler. Average for week 24.1.

 

Week ending October 6th

School Opened as usual on Monday Morning. George Powell gone to work and Joseph Cooling gone home to Tonypandy. Received Government Report, also list of Object Lessons. Pieces for Recitation and scheme for taking History, approved by H.M.Inspector. Visited by Rector. 21.1.

 

Week ending October 13th

School opened as usual on Monday Morning. Matilda Blake absent all the week, helping her mother sew.

 

Summary of Inspectors Report

 

“The School has been carried on under disadvantage this year, having been closed for some time owing to an epidemic but even when full allowance is made on this account the work must be pronounced as most unsatisfactory. There is little or no intelligence in the teaching and the condition of the premises gives no evidence of proper supervision”.

 

The Monitress (Agnus Curry) absent from school on Wednesday Afternoon. Visited same Wednesday Afternoon by Mr Tipper. Visited on Thursday morning by the Rector. Amy Fry only in school on Monday, missed the rest of the week.

Average attendance, for week 22.4.

 

Week ending October 20th

School opened on Monday Morning. Note from Mrs Hedge to say Margaret Edwards was ill and would not be in school all the week. Elder boys irregular this week, picking up potatoes. Matilda Blake absent all the week. Visited on Thursday by Rector. Mrs Blake sent her baby to school to be vaccinated but the doctor did not come. Average for week 22.8.

 

Week ending October 27th

School opened on Monday as usual. Margaret Edwards came to school. Philip Wilmott only made two attendances this week. Visited on Wednesday Afternoon by new Appointed Attendance Officer, Mr Lang, on Thursday Morning by Rector. Average Attendance for week 22.1.

 

Week ending November 3rd

School opened as usual on Monday. Visited in the morning by the Rector and Rural Dean. Had orders to have desks moved to face North. Visited on Tuesday morning by H.M.Inspector. Matilda Blake came to school for the first time for more than three weeks. Monitress absent again all day Wednesday, no reason given. Visited on Thursday Morning by Mr Lang. Organising Visitor and Rector. Average for week 21.7.

 

Week ending November 10th

School opened as usual on Monday. Matilda Blake left school. Visited on Wednesday Afternoon by Rev Saxby. Monitress again absent on Thursday and Friday with toothache. Nellie Newton absent all the week, played truant on Monday and Tuesday. Charles Hack home with bad head. Average attendance for week 22.3.

 

Week ending November 17th

School opened as usual on Monday. Visited by two clergyman members of  committee appointed by Rector during his absence. Philip Wilmott absent all the week except Monday Morning. Nellie Newton absent all the week. Average attendance for week 20.3.

 

Week ending November 24th

School opened as usual on Monday Morning, found that two plates had been blown off the school. Nellie Newton again absent all week, also Amy Fry, and Philip Wilmott. Visited on Friday Afternoon by Rev. G Saxby and Mr Chadwick. Average for week 22.1.

 

Week ending December 1st

School opened on Monday Morning began new Registers. Visited by different members of school committee. Amy Fry came to school on Monday and was absent all the rest of the week. Visited on Thursday by Attendance Officer.

 

Week ending December 8th

School opened as usual on Monday. Visited on Tuesday Afternoon by Rev. G Saxby and on Wednesday by Mr Lang. Nellie Newton still absent. Minnie Newton only came to school three times during the week.

 

Week ending December 15th

School opened as usual on Monday. Monitress absent all the week except Monday through bereavement. On Wednesday Morning Mr Chadwick called at school. Nellie Newton still absent from school. Average for week 21.

 

December 21st

I have called the Registers and found them correct.

Gavin F. Saxby. Manager.

 

Week ending December 23rd                                 

Opened school as usual on Monday. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, there being not enough to mark the registers on Thursday Morning and closed school for Christmas holidays. Average for week 15. Visited on Wednesday and Thursday by Rev. G.F. Saxby.

 

I Margaret A. Hullins resign my appoinment as Head Teacher at Walton.

                                                       December 22nd 1893.

 

1894-February 5th

Georgina Alberta Cowley, has today undertaken her duties as Head Mistress of this school.

The Attendance today was good, not with standing the weather.

The school has been undergoing great alteration and improvements in consequence of which it has been closed since December 22nd.

The Attendance throughout the week has been good, but I find the work very backward. The children in the Standards have not begun to learn much of the arithmetic for the year while Standard IV do not know their tables.

No garments or knitting are begun and drawing is very backward. Mr Chadwick and the Reverent G F Saxby have visited the school, called the registers and found them correct.

                                                                       

Gavin F Saxby. Manager.

 

February 14th

Rev. and Mrs G. F. Saxby have visited the school today.

15th A new clock the gift of Mr Chadwick was fixed in the school.

16th The Rev. G.F.Saxby today took a class for Scripture. Mr Chadwick visited the school in the afternoon. Average attendance for the week.

19th The Rural Dean and the Rev. G.F.Saxby with other members of the committee have today visited the school.

21st Two ladies from Walton Park have visited the school.

23rd The Rev. G.F.Saxby came today and gave a scripture lesson to the Standards.

A new easel and blackboard, two bells and two sets of pictures have arrived from the National Society.

Mrs Saxby this afternoon conducted the sewing.

26th The weather being very wet, there were not enough children to mark the registers.

28th Mr Lang came to the school.

 

March 2nd Rev. G A Saxby gave a Scripture lesson to Division I.

Mrs Saxby and Mrs and Miss Rose visited the school.

5th Rev. G.F. Saxby gave a Scripture lesson to the elder Scholars.

9th Mrs Saxby conducted the sewing this afternoon.

New Reading Sheets, Form and Colour Box, Sewing Materials and Inkwell have been added to the school this week.

13th I have called the Registers and found them correct.

                                                                   G.F.S.

 

13th Miss Broderick and Miss Violet Still visited the school.

15th The Misses Fowler visited the school.

16th Rev. G.F.Saxby gave a Scripture lesson and in the afternoon, Mrs Saxby conducted the sewing.

20th Rev. Saxby and Miss Violet Still visited the school.

 

April 2nd School opened after a weeks Easter holiday.

Rev. G.F.Saxby gave a Scripture lesson. Amy Fry re-admitted.

5th Scripture examination in the morning, holiday in the afternoon.

6th Mrs and Miss Violet Still visited the school this afternoon.

10th Mrs Saxby conducted the sewing lesson this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

Report of Religious Instruction

No. Present         Infants & St. I.(17)   St. II & III (11)

Old Testament        about half                                                                                                                                       doing

New Testament          V.F                                                    well 

Catechism                                                                                                                                                                                                V.F

Prayer Book                                                                                                                                                                                               F

Scripture                                                                              7 texts                                                                                                           V.F

Hymns Collects etc     V.G                                                                                                                                              V.G

Catechism                                                                                G.                                                                                                             V.G

Abstracts or

Writing from Memory                                                                                                                                                      V.F

 

 

General Report

 

“The present mistress who took charge January 27th last past, found the school in lamentable disorder and had to begin from the very beginning.

She has begun well. I obtained some very fair answering on Scripture and Prayer Book from painstaking children, with good Repetition. Discipline and tone are good. The School promises well.”

 

 

April 18th  Rev G.F.Saxby gave a Scripture lesson.

20th Rev. G.F.Saxby gave a Scripture lesson in the morning. Mrs Saxby conducted the needlework in the afternoon.

24th Gave an examination to Standards.

25th School inspected by Mr Leng the organising visitor. Holiday in Afternoon.

26th Rev. Saxby gave a Scripture Lesson.

30th Third Standard had Arithmetic for 2nd lesson this afternoon, instead of Writing as on the Time table, because this is a backward subject.

 

May 4thRev. G.F.Saxby gave a Scripture lesson in the morning and Mrs Saxby took the Sewing in the afternoon.

8th Singing taken first lesson instead of last.

9th 2nd lesson this afternoon reading, instead of last.

11th George Hack has been absent since Monday being ill. On enquiries I find he suffers in his throat. Today Mrs Blake sent word to say that he had the Scarlet Fever and unless I sent home the Hacks she should withdraw her own children.

Mrs Hack says that George has not the fever.

15th Holiday on Whit Monday. Opened school on Tuesday but as only five came these were sent home again. Not one child came this afternoon.

16th Examined Registers

G.F.Saxby. Manager. 

25th Mrs Saxby conducted the Sewing.

The Monitress absent on leave .

 

29th May 1894.

Inspector of School (Article 21)

C.H.B.Elliott H.M.I.

 

30th Drawing examination this morning.

Nellie Newton has the Scarlet Fever sent home her brother and sister until she has recovered.

 

June 4th On Monday morning it rained so heavily that only six children came to school. These were kept for some time but finding no others came, were sent home.

7th The Rev. G.F.Saxby gave a Scripture lesson this morning.. Mrs Saxby conducted the needlework in the afternoon.

14th The Rev. Saxby gave a Scripture lesson this morning.

15th The Rev. Saxby gave a Scripture   lesson. Alice Hack in consequence of a gathering finger has done no sewing this week.

21st The Rector gave a Scripture lesson this morning.

June 22nd

Inspected the School.

C.Lewis.

26th Half holiday . Sub. Insp. In afternoon.

 

July 5th No School this morning in consequence of  Mistress suffering with a gathering face.

School assembled in the afternoon but as only 12 children came those were sent home again after waiting quarter of an hour.

13th School visited by the Rector. The Attendance this week has been very bad.

18th Rector catechised children this morning.

19th School closed for Summer Holidays.

 

August 20th School reopened on Monday morning.

30th Called the Registers and found them correct.

                                                    Gavin.F.Saxby. Manager.

31st The Attendance this week has been fairly good.

Drawing examination result “Good.”

 

 

Summary of Chief Inspectors Report

1893

 

“I have visited examined and inspected the School and confirm Mr Elliotts report in every particular. The School is not an efficient means of instruction, the result of which are most inaccurate and unintelligent. The teacher seems to teach upon no method, no principle worthy of the name. There is also no evidence of any proper management of the school. No grant can be recommended and if the School is to be replaced on the Annual Grant List the Department should be assured that a new teacher is employed, that the playground now overgrown with grass is put in proper order, that a clock room is built, that the old and ill constructed desks are replaced by new ones, the gallery seats furnished with back rests, the roof ventilation improved, the windows glazed with large panes, and the walls hung with pictures and last and most important that a responsible School Committee of Management be appointed.

                                                                                                                       Gavin F.Saxby.

                                                                                                                       Correspondent.

 

Report of 1894.

 

“The premises have been very much improved and the school seems likely to do well under Miss Cowley who took charge in February last.”

H.M.Inspector has recommended payment of the grant for Singing with hesitation.

Improvement will be looked for in that subject another year.”

                                                                                                                        Gavin F.Saxby

                                                                                                                       Correspondent.

 

September 3rd The Monitress absent on Monday Morning.

4th Monitress absent Tuesday Morning on account of her bad eyes.

7th Mrs Saxby conducted the sewing as usual on Friday afternoon.

10th Mr and Mrs Saxby visited the school.

14th Mrs Saxby conducted the sewing on Friday afternoon. Some new pictures have been added.

18th Copy book lesson taken this afternoon, instead of last as in the Time Table.

21st The Rector gave a Scripture lesson on Friday morning and Mrs Saxby took the sewing in the afternoon.

25th The weather was so bad on Tuesday that only seven children came to school in the morning and those were sent home. In the afternoon only eight came. The registers were not marked but the big girls were retained for a lesson in cutting out.

 

October 5th The Attendance this week has been poor owing to the prevalence of colds among the children.

18th There was holiday on Monday and Tuesday the room being required for a sale of work.

19th Mrs Saxby conducted the Needlework lesson as usual.

24th Mothers brought their children to school to be vaccinated.

 

November 2nd Mrs Saxby conducted the Needlework Lesson.

5th Very few children this morning on account of the bad weather.

9th The Rector catechised the children on Thursday. Average for the week 20.8.

12th No children came to school in the afternoon on account of the severity of the weather. On Wednesday also the roads were so flooded that the children could not come to school.

16th Mr Fowler gave a Scripture lesson this morning and Mrs Saxby conducted the Needlework lesson in the afternoon. The Attendance this week has been bad owing to the weather.

 23rd I have called the Registers and found them correct.

                                                                                                                       Gavin F.Saxby.

               Manager and Correspondent.

 

1894 November 23rd

Visited

G.H. B. Elliott.

 

November 28th The Rector gave a School Lesson this morning. Singing taken on Wednesday Afternoon instead of Thursday because Monitress went after 2nd lesson.

30th Mistress could not come to school on Friday, in consequence of a bilious attack.

December 3rd Monitress to unwell to come to school in the afternoon.

7th Monitress has only been able to attend school twice this week on account of a bad cold. Attendance very bad for the whole week.

10th Few children came to school on Monday morning and only 13 in the afternoon.

14th Attendance very bad this week, the Average being only 19.5.

20th School closed on Thursday for Christmas holidays.

 

1895-January 11th The Monitress absent all the week. No fires were lit on Monday and Tuesday, the school has not been swept or dusted for the week.

Not enough children came on Monday and Tuesday morning to mark the Registers.

Mrs Saxby conducted the Needlework lesson this afternoon.

14th Reading taken instead of Writing for group II for the last lesson in the afternoon.

16th The Rev. G.F.Saxby visited the school.

17th A half holiday given in consequence  of the school treat.

25th The attendance this week has been good. Mrs Saxby conducted the Needlework lesson this afternoon.

 

February 1st There has been no school since Monday in consequence of the bad weather. On Tuesday no children came, on Wednesday and Thursday two came and on Friday none.

4th Opened school on Monday morning. Less than half the children present.

Monitress absent all day through sickness.

On Wednesday only six children came there fore the Registers not marked. The Attendance this week has been something dreadful, not more than thirteen children being present at an attendance. This is owing to colds and the severity of the weather.

13th Called the registers and fond them correct.                                                                                 Gavin.F.Saxby.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Manager.  

15th Mr and Mrs Saxby visited the school on Friday afternoon.

Agnus Curry resigns her duties of monitress today.

22nd The Attendance this week is somewhat improved. Mrs Saxby conducted the Needlework lesson on Friday afternoon.

 

March 6th Reading taken instead of writing by the upper Standards and writing instead of reading by the lower on Wednesday afternoon. Did not find out mistake until lesson was nearly over.

14th Admitted a new scholar. The Attendance is very poor the children being ill.

19th Gave an examination to the elder scholars on Tuesday afternoon.

22nd Mrs Saxby conducted the needlework lesson on Friday afternoon. Had notice of Scripture examination on Thursday. It is to be held on Thursday April 4th .

24th Four new chairs have been added to the School furniture.

On Thursday and Wednesday the mistress was ill in bed, consequently the school had to be closed for those two days.

 

April 4th Scripture examination in the morning. A half holiday given in the afternoon in consequence.

11th School closed for Easter Holiday.

22nd School opened as usual on Monday.

23rd On Tuesday afternoon a procession being in Clevedon in honour of St. Georges day, only six children came to school, these were sent home.

26th Owing to the heavy rain on Thursday morning there was not enough children to mark the registers only seven being present.

In the afternoon the attendance was very poor thirteen children being present.

The Rev. C A Fowler catechised the children in the morning.

29th On Monday afternoon the attendance was disgraceful again only fourteen being marked present.

 

Report of Religious Instruction

 

 (11) Div. I.Inf.St.I.                                                                                                                                  Div.II St.

 

Old Testament                                                                       G                                                                                                              V.G.

New Testament                                                                     G                                                                                                              V.G.

Catechism                                                                                                                                                                                                 G.

Prayer Book                                                                                                                                                                                              G.

Scripture                                                                              V.G                                                                                                             V

Hymns Collect etc   V.G                                                                                                                                                    G.

Catechism                                                                                G                                                                                                            V.G.

Writing or Abstact from Memory.

 

The School is in good order. The children are evidently well taught all answered brightly and with intelligence.

                                                                                                                       Gavin F.Saxby.

 

May 3rd The Attendance this week has been very poor.

10th Sewing conducted by Mrs Saxby.

15th Gave an examination to the Standards.

17th The Attendance this week has very much improved, the average being 23.

Mrs Saxby conducted the needlework lesson.

May 24th I have called the registers and found them correct.                       Gavin F Saxby.

               Correspondent and Manager.

School visited by Mr and Mrs Saxby.

27th Miss Simmons of Walton Park visited the school and presented two needlework prizes-a work basket and a silver thimble to Mabel Virgo and Lily Wilmott.

28th Drawing examination this morning. Edith Virgo commenced duties as Monitress on Monday morning.

There has been no help what ever in the school since the last monitress left February 15th.

31st  The school year ends today. Mrs Saxby conducted the needlework lesson.

The Average Attendance for the last two weeks have been higher than before for the year, viz 24.

 

1895- June 7th

Inspected the school.

                                                    C.Lewis. Sub. Inspector.

 

June 9th On Monday morning the key of the school could not be found, it having been left in the Church by a Sunday School Teacher. There fore school could not be opened until the afternoon.

11th The Rector gave a Scripture lesson on Wednesday morning.

14th Mrs Saxby conducted the needlework lesson on Wednesday morning. Average for the week 20.

21st Mrs Saxby visited the school on Friday.

26th The Monitress Edith Virgo absent on leave.

 

July 1st Results of the Drawing Examination came today. It was “fair” but the drawing of Standard IV was reported to be weak.

2nd Misses Hickley and Fitzgerald visited the school this afternoon.

3rd School visited by the Lord Bishop of the Diocese.

4th On Thursday morning there were only three children in school when the Rector came at 9-20. All the others came in later.

July 4th I have called the Registers and found them correct.                        Gavin.F Saxby.

               Correspondent and Manager.

 

The Report came today, a copy of it will be found on the next page.

Mrs Saxby again conducted the needlework.

Mr Saxby also visited the school.

8th On Monday a holiday was given.

11th School visited in the morning by the Rector. There were not enough children present to catechise them.

12th George Chapple came in after the Registers were marked in the afternoon.

 

 

 

1895 Summary of Inspectors Report

 

The Elementary instruction and the History have considerably improved and are in most respects fairly satisfactory but the discipline should be a little firmer, as the scholars are too much inclined to talk during lessons. Miss Cowley has evidently worked hard and done her best under somewhat difficult circumstances.”

 

July 18th The mistress has been absent twice this week on account of sickness.

School was conducted by deputy.

Edith Virgo  absent on Thursday, her mother being ill and Edith attending her.

22nd Harry and Fred Dunn are both absent through illness.

24th Attendance on Thursday morning very slight only thirteen being present.

The Rector visited the school.

July 24th G.A.Cowley resigns her duties as Head Mistress today.

 

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