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1894 ~ School Finances and Resources

                                    


Ruislip Church of England School

Finances and Resources- 1894 

The Vicar, the Rev. T.M. Everett, was a keen music lover and arranged frequent concerts many of which were held in the School.  Clearly he felt a good quality piano needed to be acquired and had set up a fund to finance this as we understand from the Parish Magazine for February 1894: 

A Concert
will be held at the Schools on Shrove Tuesday evening, February 6th, to be given by the Misses Craggs and friends, Mr. W.H. Evans, some of the Church Choir, the Vicar, and others, in aid of the School Pianoforte Fund, for which a few pounds are required.  The Vicar desires to inform parishioners that he has secured a very useful instrument for permanent use in the School Room, having bought a second-hand Collard and Collard grand Pianoforte at a very reasonable price.  He takes this opportunity to asking parishioners to take tickets for the Concert, so as to be able to close the fund.

and in March 1894 informed his congregation that the concert had been a success, the piano installed, and that a Harmonium and American Organ currently in the school would be disposed of.   He also informed the parishioners that the Managers had acquired two play sheds for the children's playgrounds : 

Two playing sheds have been erected in the school-years for the use of children, especially in wet weather.  Let us hope that the children will duly appreciate the School Managers’ provision for their comfort and enjoyment.

With the acquisition of the piano, the Vicar could now publish the final accounts for the relevant fund in the May edition of the Magazine: 

School Pianoforte Fund Account

 

£

s.

d.

 

 

£

s.

d.

Proceeds of Concerts

10

14

6

 

Expenses of Concerts

4

18

9

Donation, Mrs. Bennett Edwards

1

0

0

 

Pianoforte, Cost of

4

4

0

Donation, Anonymous,
per Mr. Murch

0

10

0

 

Pianoforte, Repairs to

3

3

0

Donation, Anonymous,
per Mr. Murch

0

2

6

 

Pianoforte, Carriage of

0

10

6

Donation, Mrs Ingham Baker

0

10

0

 

Pianoforte, Cover for and Making

0

15

6

Donation, Mr. W.J. Murch

0

5

0

 

 

 

 

 

For Use of Piano at Concert

0

3

0

 

 

 

 

 

Balance paid by Vicar

 

6

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£13

11

9

 

 

£13

11

9

 

The June Magazine informed parishioners of a correction to the Rateable Value quoted in the May edition: 

The Rateable Value of the School Premises has been assessed at £16: 10s, instead of £15, as stated in last month’s Magazine.

The substantive review of the school's finances was included in the September Parish Magazine - a List of Subscribers and the School's Accounts for the past year: 

List of Subscribers to Schools

 

£

s.

d.

 

 

£

s.

d.

Sir H.H. Campbell (the late)

8

0

0

 

Mr. Edward Bluhm

1

0

0

Mr. Horace Johnson (two years)

2

1

0

 

Mr. H.H. Barnes

5

0

0

Mr. A. Helsham-Jones

2

2

0

 

Mr. W. Woodland

1

0

0

Colonel Cox

5

0

0

 

Mr. Hilliard

3

3

0

Mr. W.J. Murch

0

10

0

 

Mr. Edwin Ewer

2

0

0

Mr. W. Long

0

10

0

 

Mrs. Sherley

1

0

0

Mr. Ingham Baker

5

0

0

 

Mr. Wilshin

1

0

0

Mr. W. Clarke-Thornhill

2

0

0

 

Mr. C. Martin

0

10

0

Mr. H. Powell

1

0

0

 

Mr. J.H. Ewer

2

0

0

King’s College, Cambridge

10

0

0

 

Mr. James Ewer

1

0

0

Mr. R.H. Deane

4

0

0

 

Mr. G. Watkins, sen.

0

10

0

The Deane Trustees

1

0

0

 

Mr. G. Watkins, jun.

0

10

0

Mrs. Bennett-Edwards

10

0

0

 

Mr. Augustus Woodman

0

10

0

Mr. R. Fraser

1

0

0

 

Mr. H. Taylor

0

10

0

The Vicar

3

3

0

 

Mr. Stilling

0

10

0

Mrs Lawrence

2

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Craggs

2

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. J.R. Hobson

0

10

6

 

 

 

 

 

The Ecclesiastical Commissioners

3

0

0

 

 

£83

3

6

 

Copy of School Accounts
June 1st, 1893, to May 31st, 1894

Expenditure

 

 

 

 

Income

 

 

 

 

£

s.

d.

 

 

£

s.

d.

Salaries of Teachers

125

8

3

 

Balance in hand, June 1st, 1893

68

8

2

           Assistants

20

0

0

 

Annual Government Grant

97

9

0

           Articled Pupil Teachers

7

14

0

 

Fee Grant

56

12

6

           Candidates on Probation

6

10

0

 

Voluntary Contributions

83

3

6

Books, Apparatus and Stationery

10

13

9

 

Science and Art Grant

3

7

6

Fuel, Light and Cleaning

24

2

4

 

 

 

 

 

Repairs to Buildings and Furniture

59

11

0

 

 

 

 

 

Rates and Insurance

2

10

7

 

 

 

 

 

Diocesan Inspection

0

17

0

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Teachers’ Examination, Travelling Expenses

0

10

0

 

 

 

 

 

Balance in hand, May 31st, 1894

51

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£309

0

8

 

 

£309

0

8

T.M. Everett, Treasurer
Edwin Ewer, Auditor

                  

     

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