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Ruislip Church of England School

Finances - 1889 

By 1889 Ruislip Church of England School received funding from a number of sources, the Parish Church of St Martin's - almost exclusively through annual Subscriptions by its wealthier parishioners; fees paid by pupils' parents; grants from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners; and from the Government through an annual grant, the amount of which was determined by pupil attendance and an examination of pupils conducted by a visiting Inspector.

The School was primarily the responsibility of the Parish Church - there was no safety net and a failure to provide financially would lead to its closure and consequent replacement with a state funded school teaching an entirely secular curriculum.  This being the case, there was always concern to ensure it was properly funded, a situation which was to finally come to a head in the 1920's.  

In 1889 the Ruislip parishioners were kept fully informed of the school's financial position through the parish magazine, The Ruislip Church Monthly, and its highly active Vicar, the Rev. Thomas Marsh Everett.

May, 1889
From the Vicarís monthly letter
Out school year ends on May 31st when the accounts will have to be made up.  May I ask all intending subscribers (and I hope they will be many) to send me their subscriptions before that date?  The working expenses of the Schools are great, and unless we can increase the number and amount of subscriptions, I fear we may find ourselves landed in a School Board at no distant date.  This can only be avoided by additional effort on the part of the ratepayers to meet necessary expenses.  I hope, therefore, to have some new subscribers during the present month.

The offertories on the 3rd Sunday in this month will be given to the Schools.  No date is yet fixed for the Government Inspection, but it will probably fall early in June.í

August, 1889
From the Vicarís monthly letter
In laying before you the School Accounts for the past year, it is satisfactory to find that there has been a considerable increase of voluntary contributions, as compared with last year or any previous year.  In the year ending May 31st, 1888, they amounted to £80 0s. 6d., whilst in the school year ending May 31st 1889, they reached the total of £99 8s.; but against this has to be set a falling off in school pence from £57 2s in 1888 to £53 16s. 5d. in 1889.  In comparing the receipts of the present year which come under the heading of subscriptions and school fees with those of the past ten years, I find that the annual average amount of subscriptions during that period is £69 10s 3d., and of school fees £74 4s. 5d. , so that there is, roughly speaking, an increase of some £20 in the former, and a decrease of the same amount in the latter, for the school eyar just concluded.  This would seem to point to a very considerable falling off in our school attendance, about which I shall have to say something, as also about the Government Grant and Inspectorís Report in my next letter.  Out expenditure, £249 1s. 7d., is about £9 under the average of the last ten years, whilst salaries to teaching staff is £6 in excess of a like average.  The Government Grant shown in this balance sheet is for the previous year.  I have received the grant for this year, but as there appears to be some error in it, I defere alluding to it.  

Julia Martin, having served her time as pupil teacher, is no longer on the staff, which at present consists of master and mistress, with two pupil teachers.

 

Ruislip School Accounts, June 1st. 1888, to May 31st 1889.

Receipts

 

 

 

 

Expenditure

 

 

 

 

£

s.

d.

 

 

£

s.

d.

Balance in hand

16

6

2

 

Salaries of Teachers

151

0

0

Archer, Major

0

10

0

 

  Do. of Pupil Teachers

46

0

0

Barber, Mr. W.

2

2

0

 

Books and Stationery

4

4

7

Barnes, Mr. H.H.

5

0

0

 

Fuel and Light

15

5

6

Baker, Mr. Ingham

5

0

0

 

Repairs and Cleaning

31

16

0

Campbell, Sir Hugh H.

8

0

0

 

Fire Insurance

0

15

6

Cox, Mr. Henry

5

0

0

 

Balance in hand

14

13

6

Curzon, Mr. G

2

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Clarke, Mr. T.T.

2

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Clarke, Mr. A.

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Carew, Mr. F.M.H.

5

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Deane, Mr. F.H.

5

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Ewer, Mr. Edwin

2

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Ewer, Mr. James

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Ewer, Mr. H.J.

2

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Edwards, Mrs. Bennett

10

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Ecclesiastical Commissioners

3

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Foxlee, Messrs. J. and R.

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Government Grant

91

14

0

 

 

 

 

 

Helsham-Jones, Mr. A.

2

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

Hilliard, Mr.

3

3

0

 

 

 

 

 

Jackson, Mr. R.M.

2

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

Johnson, Mr. H.

2

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

Kingís College, Cambridge

10

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Lawrence, Mrs.

2

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Long, Mr. D.

0

10

0

 

 

 

 

 

Martin, Mr. C.

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Murch, Mr. W.J.

0

10

0

 

 

 

 

 

Powell, Mr.

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Pennington, Mr.

2

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Sherley, Mrs.

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Stilling, Mr.

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor, Mr. H.

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Thompson, Mr. C.

2

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

Thompson, Mrs. C.

2

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

Trythall, Mr.

0

10

0

 

 

 

 

 

Vicar, The

3

3

0

 

 

 

 

 

Watkins, Mr. G., sen.

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Wilshin, Mr.

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Woodman, Mr. Augustus

0

10

0

 

 

 

 

 

School Fees, mixed

43

5

10

 

 

 

 

 

    Do.            Infants

10

10

7

 

 

 

 

 

Church Offertory

2

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Hire of School-room

0

10

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£263

15

1

 

 

£263

15

1

T.M. Everett, Hon. Treasurer
W.J. Murch, Auditor.

        

 

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