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Ruislip Church of England School

Finances - 1890 

By 1890 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 1890 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.  The reduction of the government grant in 1889, had led to the loss of over £14.  The Vicar had already alluded to budgetary issues in his introduction to the 1888-89 accounts (see the parish magazine for August 1889). It would seem that savings were made through staff reductions: expenditure on teachers down from £151 to £128 and Pupil Teachers £46 down to £38.  These may have proved slightly more severe than necessary, as the Managers held end-of-year reserves of £28 compared with the £14 of 1888-89.

 

School Accounts from June 1st. 1889, to May 31st 1890.

Receipts

 

 

 

 

Expenditure

 

 

 

 

£

s.

d.

 

 

£

s.

d.

Balance in hand

14

13

6

 

Salaries of Teachers

128

6

0

Archer, Major

0

10

0

 

       Pupil Teachers

38

0

0

Baker, Mr. Ingham

5

0

0

 

Books and Stationery

5

15

1

Barber, Judge

2

2

0

 

Fuel, Light and cleaning

22

18

9

Barnes, Mr. H.H.

5

0

0

 

Repairs

26

7

5

Campbell, Sir H. H.

8

0

0

 

Fire Insurance

0

15

6

Carew, Mr. F.M.H.

5

0

0

 

Cheque book

0

2

6

Clarke, Mr. T.T.

2

0

0

 

Balance in hand

28

11

7

Cox, Mr. Henry

5

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Deane, Mr. F.H.

5

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Ewer, Mr. Edwin

2

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Ewer, Mr. H.J.

2

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Ewer, Mr. James

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Edwards, Mrs. Bennett

10

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Ecclesiastical Commissioners

3

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Foxlee, Messrs. J. and R.

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Government Grant (June,1889)

79

10

11

 

 

 

 

 

Helsham-Jones, Mr.

2

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

Hilliard, Mr. E.

3

3

0

 

 

 

 

 

Inglis, Colonel (two years)

4

4

0

 

 

 

 

 

Jackson, Mr. R.M.

2

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

Johnson, Mr. Horace

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

King’s College, Cambridge

10

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Kent, Mr. G. Barton

5

5

0

 

 

 

 

 

Long, Mr. D.

0

10

0

 

 

 

 

 

Martin, Mr. C.

0

10

0

 

 

 

 

 

Murch, Mr. W.J.

0

10

0

 

 

 

 

 

Pennington, Mr. C.R.

2

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

Sherley, Mrs.

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Stilling, Mr.

0

10

0

 

 

 

 

 

Taylor, Mr. H.

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Vicar, The

3

3

0

 

 

 

 

 

Watkins, Mr. G., sen.

0

10

0

 

 

 

 

 

Wilshin, Mr.

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Woodland Mr.

1

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Woodman, Mr. Augustus

0

10

0

 

 

 

 

 

Church offertory

4

2

7

 

 

 

 

 

School Fees, scholars

48

14

11

 

 

 

 

 

                     Guardians

5

16

11

 

 

 

 

 

Hire of School

1

5

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£250

16

10

 

 

£250

16

10

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

        

     

First uploaded: 17 April 2018