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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. 



fol. 28v
Meeting of managers held at the Schools on Saturday 11th June 1881
Present            The Revd. T.M. Everett in the chair
                        Messrs Deane Ewer and Kingsmill  

Accounts submitted and passed

T.M. Everett


fols. 28v-29r
Monday September 12th 1881
Meeting of managers at Rev T.M. Everett’s house (Eastcote)
Present            The Vicar (in the chair)
                        Messrs L.J. Baker, Kingsmill and Tooke  

  1. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed.

  2. 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.

  3. The Report of H.M. Inspector was read and the funds stated to be £110.11.0

  4. The chairman reported that he had certain repairs and cleaning carried out at the Schools.  The same was approved.

  5. The Hon. Secretary reported that he had bought a set of geographical readers at a cost of £3.16.6 the same was approved.

  6. 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.

  7. The Hon. Secretary reported a formalised Annual Subscription to the schools from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England amounting to £3. 

  8. 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.



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