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1876 ~ The Government Inspection


Ruislip Church of England School

The Government Inspection

- 1876 -  

1862 had seen a change in the way that schools were to be supported by State funds.  The ‘Revised Code’ of the Committee of the Privy Council on Education introduced an annual inspection of schools and testing of pupils (often referred to as ‘payment by results’). The results of these inspections determined the grant that would be payable to the Managers to support the running of the school along with money they could raise through local subscriptions from parishioners and ‘School Pence’ contributed by pupils’ families.  For a number of years the Ruislip & Eastcote Parish Magazine gave an account of the annual Inspection Report.  

The Parish Magazine for December gave a brief summary of the Inspector's findings:

“This School is very pleasantly and successfully conducted; the instruction is good, discipline satisfactory, singing good, and the work generally thorough.  The enlargement required has been carried out to the manifest advantage of the School.  It is hoped that the Infant work will now mend.”


First uploaded: 15 April 2018