The BWI Archives
1891 ~ The Managers' Minute Book
Ruislip Church of England School
- 1891 -
Below we present the record of meetings the Managers
held during 1891. There were
only two meetings recorded.
The most significant discussion point was the
abolition of school fees through the ‘Elementary Education Act 1891’.
That the Managers were discussing this on 8th August
does significant credit to them, since the Act had only just been passed
(5th August 1891). The
phrasing of minute 2 in the 1st June meeting (‘so long as
Fees are paid by Parents’) suggests that the Managers were already
becoming aware of this significant change.
Effectively, the Act completed the process of setting up universal,
free education begun with the 1870 Education Act.
The grant for the year calculated in minute 1 of 8th
of August is incorrectly totalled, it should read £88.1.5.
Prizes for Children
It was further agreed to
continue to give prizes at the close of the current school year to those
children who in the opinion of the managers have made sufficient attendance
during the year.
Remission of School Fees
Re-gravelling of School Yards
The Report of Her Majesty’s Inspector was read. the grant
amounted to £85.5.6 and the Drawing Grant for 9 months to £2.15.11
making a Total for year of £89.1.5.
In the place of Minnie Watkins whose term of apprenticeship
expired May 31st last – The Managers acting on a suggestion of
H.M. Inspectors agreed to engage Jane Elizabeth Garrett at a salary of £20
a year under the terms of Article 68 of Code - the engagement to commence on
re-opening of schools on Monday August 17th inst.
Free Education. The Chairman having laid before the
meeting a short explanation of the Act and its bearing on Voluntary Schools
– the Managers were unanimously of opinion that the Act should be put into
force as said Act became operative viz. on September 1st 1891.
The effect of this being to allow any child between the ages of 3 and 15 to
be educated free without payment of school pence
First uploaded: 17 April 2018