The BWI Archives
1881 ~ The Managers' Minute Book
Ruislip Church of England School
Managers’ Minute Book 1864-1903
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- 1881 -
Below we present the record of meetings the Managers
held during 1881. Since the
1876 Elementary Education Act, it was a legal requirement for parents to
have their children educated between the ages of 5 and 13 and School
Attendance Committees were set up to enforce this requirement. (The word
after ‘Uxbridge’ is uncertain. It could be 'Junior' but this term was
not generally used for this age group at the time.) The Ruislip Managers
were clearly concerned about regular attendance, government funding was
dependent on both attendance and good performance in the Inspector’s
annual examinations of pupils’ learning.
They devised a number of incentives to increase regular attendance
themselves but on this occasion needed further support from the local
Attendance Committee. (See also 1885)
In 1876 Girls’
needlework had been included amongst the subjects that were subject to
examination on the Inspector’s annual visit and subsequent government
grant payments. Perhaps it was this that prompted the Managers to turn to
their wives and daughters for some additional support to ensure the
maximum grant could be earned.
Meeting of managers held at the
Schools on Saturday 11th June 1881
The Revd. T.M. Everett in the chair
Messrs Deane Ewer and Kingsmill
Accounts submitted and passed
Monday September 12th 1881
Meeting of managers at Rev T.M. Everett’s house (Eastcote)
The Vicar (in the chair)
Messrs L.J. Baker, Kingsmill and Tooke
The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed.
The Indenture of Louisa S. Watkins as Pupil Teacher were
signed by all necessary parties. The
stipend to be £10 for the first year, £13 for the 2nd year, £16
for the 3rd year, and £19 for the 4th year.
The Report of H.M. Inspector was read and the funds stated to
The chairman reported that he had certain repairs and cleaning
carried out at the Schools. The
same was approved.
The Hon. Secretary reported that he had bought a set of
geographical readers at a cost of £3.16.6 the same was approved.
Resolved, that the chairman forward a list (to be furnished by
the Master) of children not making more than six attendances in one week to
the Clerk of the Uxbridge (?)
School Attendance Committee. The
list to be sent every alternate Saturday.
The Hon. Secretary reported a formalised Annual Subscription
to the schools from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England amounting
A Committee (to superintend the needlework) consisting of the
following ladies was appointed. Lady Peto, Mrs Baker, Mrs Kingsmill, Mrs W.A.
Tooke, Miss Peto and Miss Baker.
First uploaded: 13 April 2018