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1889 ~ The Diocesan Inspection


Ruislip Church of England School

The Diocesan Inspection

- 1889 -  

Ruislip School was a school supported by the Church of England Parish of St Martin's within the Diocese of London. As such it had (and continues to have) visits from representatives of the London Diocesan Board of Education (now, 'of Schools') to ensure it provided (and continues to provide) part of its curriculum focused on the effective teaching of the Bible and of the teachings of the Established Church. 

The annual diocesan inspection of the school took place in March and the report was published in the May parish magazine  - The Ruislip Church Monthly:-

May, 1889
From the Vicar’s monthly letter
The Diocesan Inspection of our Schools took place on March 5th.  You will find the Inspector’s Report in this Magazine … 

Diocesan Inspector’s Report of Schools

Mixed School – The work in Division III. is good, the children have a satisfactory knowledge of the Scripture subjects, and the explanation of the Catechism has been taught with much care.  In Divisions I. and II. the children have been taught some of the leading facts of the Scripture subjects but there is a want of general intelligence, and of a clear understanding of the practical teaching of the lessons.  This is especially the case in Division I., where, with one bright exception, the knowledge is very scanty.

Infants’ School – The little ones have been taught in a very good and kindly manner.  The answering in the Scripture subjects is very satisfactory.  Care has been taken with the repetition, the Catechism being very good.

J. Basil Rust, Inspector



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