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1920 ~ The Managers' Minute Books


Ruislip Church of England School
Managers’ Minute Book 1
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- 1920 -

Below we present the record of a single meeting held by the Managers during 1920.  

Perhaps surprisingly, given the discussions in 1919, there is no mention of the proposed new school.  The single meeting in June was devoted to more mundane matters.  However, they were contacted by Ryan Tenison (this is the most common spelling in the minute book) requesting payment for plans he prepared in 1914.  There was to be some discussion on the amount to be paid over several meetings.  The significant gap between his work and the request for payment may be explained by the intervention of the war.




June 26th 1920

A Meeting of the School Managers was held at the Vicarage on Saturday, June 26th at 8.30 p.m.

Present:      Mrs Gray, Messrs K. Goschen & Harbord, Dr Jepson
                   & the Vicar in the Chair.




The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed.




Letters were read reappointing Dr Jepson as representative of the Middlesex County Council Education Committee & Mr W. Harbord as representative of the Ruislip & Northwood Urban District Council. 

The Education Committee propose to renovate the Schoolroom during the summer holidays.

Also, postcard from the Diocesan Inspector fixing July as the month for future Diocesan Inspections




The Vicar presented the accounts which showed receipts £76.16.8 and expenditure £11.14.4. leaving a balance in hand of £65.2.4 

There was an amount owing to Messrs Sims Bros £23.15.2 which was authorized to be paid – and letters from Mr Ryan Tenison demanding a sum of £12.12.0 for plans supplied for altering the school.  The Vicar was asked to write to him to see if this charge could be reduced as the plans were quite useless.



Form IX

Form IX was examined & signed by 3 of the Managers present.




Mr Chester wrote asking that the guttering at the back of the school house should be repaired, & also the kitchen grate.  Mr Gray was asked to get an estimate from Messrs Sims & authorized to have the work done if there was money in hand.



New Teacher

The <Middlesex> Education Committee had advertized for an assistant teacher.  There was only one applicant Miss Jordan of South Harrow.  She was very well spoken of both by 2 of the present staff & H.M. Inspector who had seen her work in Northwood School.  On the proposition of Mr Goschen, seconded by Dr Jepson, & carried, she was appointed to the vacant post, subject to the approval of the Education Committee.


William A.G. Gray
March 21st 1921



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