The BWI Archives

1932 ~ An Overview from the Log Book

                           

The following 'overview' extracts from the School’s Log Books the following types of material:

  • That which directly affected the children and/or their parents (events, visits off site, visiting speakers, medical checks, services either in school or at St. Martin’s Ruislip, holidays, etc.)

  • Significant changes in staffing, in the main restricted to the Headteacher, the Deputy and those who had provided a long period of service.

  • Visitors that indirectly impacted on the management of the school and/or its educational practice – Local Authority Officers, Inspections, etc.

  • In-service courses undertaken by the Headteacher or other staff introducing significant educational initiatives.

  • Items that impacted on or resulted in changes to the School’s facilities.

Most entries in the Log Book (in 1932 kept by the Headmaster, Mr Wilkinson) have been lightly edited – expanding concise or abbreviated comments, etc.  Where entries have been copied without change, these are given in bold.  Editorial comments to ease comprehension are given in brackets and in italic. Unfortunately, Mr Wilkinson’s comments in the Log Book were often very brief, sometimes laconic, employed a number of non-standard abbreviations that are not always possible to expand, and wrote in a handwriting style that, while neat, often ran letters together such that individual letters can be confused.

  

 

Christmas Holiday: 24/12/1931 – 10/01/1932

 

 

11/01/1932

Reopened School
15 entrants

25/01/1932

Mr Annett called. 
(Middlesex Divisional Education Officer)

29/01/1932

Monthly Attendance Return & Washing Account

01/02/1932

Managers’ meeting. Mr D.J. Beazer & Miss J. Brown appointed

02/02/1932

Stage Classroom covered with scenery (Ruislip Mus. Soc.) & not usable as a classroom.  Reported to the Vicar & to Mr Annett.  Two classes in the Hall. 
Mr Annett called.

03/02/1932

Scenery removed, classes usual

08/02/1932

Dr Norrington. S.M.O. (School Medical Officer) in School.
The Vicar called,   C.S.
(?? In 1931 used to refer to the County School)
Fire Drill – 42 secs.

12/02/1932

S.M.O (School Medical Officer) in morning

17/02/1932

Wrote to Mr Annett re Entrance Examination

19/02/1932

S.M.O. (School Medical Officer)

In the hand of the Vicar:
Checked registers.  All Correct.  E. Cornwall Jones

26/02/1932

Attendance Return & Washing Account

29/02/1932

Mrs D. H. Barney & Miss J. Manson completed their engagement here today.

01/03/1932

Mr D.J. Beazer & Miss J. Duthie (supply) commenced duty today.

08/03/1932

Term Examination commenced

18/03/1932

Salary Sheet forwarded
Fire Drill – 41 secs.

20/03/1932

Term Reports forwarded to all parents today.
(First mention of a written report to parents)

24/03/1932

Mrs Wadge terminated her engagement here today.

24/03/1932

School closed – Easter Holiday

 

 

 

Easter Holiday: 25/03/1932 – 03/04/1932

 

 

04/04/1932

Reopened School
Miss J. Drown commenced duty here today.    T.C.
(?? meaning unknown)
15 children admitted

14/04/1932

Mr Annett called

23/04/1932

Saturday – a party of 20 children & 2 teachers visited the Imperial Institute, South Kensington.  The party was conducted round the Burma, India & Africa sections by Col. Hangle (Hangley?)  In the afternoon the Empire film ‘Across Canada’ was seen.

27/04/1932

Managers’ meeting, with Mr Wheeler, to discuss numbers & accommodation.

29/04/1932

Mr Ball called.

03/05/1932

Headmaster absent in morning – conference with the Diocesan Director of Education at Church House.

18/05/1932

School Journey – 24 children taken to the Zoo for the day.

16/05/1932-
18/05/1932

School closed – Whitsuntide Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term:14/05/1932 – 18/05/1932

 

 

17/05/1932

Gerald Bishop (10 yrs) killed in motor accident. A wreath was provided & scholars & members of the staff attended the funeral on Sat. May 21st.

20/05/1932

S.M.Officer. (School Medical Officer)
Fire Drill 44 secs.
S.A.O.
(School Attendance Officer)

24/05/1932

Empire Day – Special lessons in the Classrooms
11.30 – 12 Address & Songs in the Hall.

27/05/1932

S.M.O. (School Medical Officer) failed to keep appointment – telegram
20 parents arrived
(i.e. to be present for their child’s medical examination)

03/06/1932

S.M.O.  (School Medical Officer) present

29/06/1932

Half Day Holiday.  County Sports

04/07/1932

S.A.O. (School Attendance Officer) Fire Drill 42 secs.

07/07/1932

Inspection Religious Knowledge.  Registers not marked

20/07/1932

Scholars’ Reports all sent out & receipts returned.  357 on roll

20/07/1932

School closed – Summer Holiday.

 

 

 

Summer Holiday: 21/07/1932 – 22/08/1932

 

 

23/081932

Reopened school
The whole of the 9-10 age group has been transferred to the Council School – 65 children
30 children admitted.

24/08/1932

Nine more entrants

26/08/1932

Minor ailments Clinic held in School.

30/08/1932

Mr Annett called.

06/09/1932

Mr Ball, H.M.I. called re numbers

07/09/1932

Mr Hunt, H.M.I.

16/09/1932

The Vicar attended for Assembly & conducted prayers

19/09/1932

In the Vicar’s hand:
All in order.    E. Cornwall Jones

19/09/1932

Mr Hunt.   Fire Drill 42 secs.

07/10/1932

Mr Hunt, H.M.I. in school all the morning
Mr Wallis called

10/10/1932

Headmaster absent in morning viewing temporary accommodation at Trafalgar Boys’ School Twickenham, with the Chairman of Managers.

17/10/1932

In the hand of W Dixon-Smith:

I visited the school in session for the first time and was impressed with the alertness & general bearing of the children – the teachers had a good command and discipline was of a high order.

W Dixon Smith – Manager

  (Mr Dixon Smith served the school as Manager for over 20 years. Much of the extensive material later deposited at the London Metropolitan Archives (Accession Number 1035) is material collected or generated by him in his capacity as ‘Correspondent’ to the Managers, effectively acting as their clerk / secretary.)

28/10/1992

Oct. 28th Nov.2nd inclusive – School closed Mid Term Holiday.

 

 

 

Half Term: 28/10/1932 – 02/11/1932

 

 

25/11/1932

Forwarded Monthly Return &c to the D.O. (Divisional Officer/Office)

28/11/1932

Term Examinations commenced – Time Table may not be strictly adhered to for the next few days.

23/12/1932

Christmas Holiday Dec. 24th 1932 to Jan. 9th 1933

 

 

 

Christmas Holiday: 24/12/1932 – 09/01/1933

 

 

 

 

 

First uploaded: 4 May 2017