The BWI Archives

1933 ~ 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 1933 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: 24/12/1932 – 09/01/1933

 

 

10/01/1933

Reopened 
No Infants to be admitted owing to lack of accommodation, by order of the Managers. The question of providing extra accommodation is being considered.  Juniors will be admitted for the present.
 
(Within two years of the opening of the new building the school was already encountering problems with accommodating all its pupils.)

11/01/1933

Mr Annett (Middlesex Divisional Education Officer) called – requisition    
Fire Drill, 43 secs.

07/02/1933

Forms received for the Preliminary Examination of pupils in the 10-11 age group.  Forms distributed to parents on Feb.9th

13/02/1933

Mr Annett called re Water Account

20/02/1933

Fire Drill, 42 secs.

20/02/1933

Examination Papers for the Preliminary Examination received today.

23/02/1933
24/02/1933

Preliminary Exam held in the mornings 94 Children took the whole of the Examination.

14/03/1933

All cards &c concerning the Preliminary Examination forwarded to the Divisional Officer

05/04/1933
06/04/1933

Entrance Examination – written

13/04/1933-
23/04/1933

Easter Holiday (dates inclusive).

 

 

 

Easter Holiday: 13/04/1933 – 23/04/1933

 

 

10/05/1933
11/05/1933

H.M.I. Mr N Hunt visited & examined every class in the School. 
Fire Drill 40 secs.   H.M.I’s Report – page 281

10/05/1933

Headmaster visited the Harrow County Girls’ School to consult with the Headmistress concerning candidates for admission.

12/05/1933

Headmaster visited Bishopshalt School, as where up to the present 24 children have been notified that they are offered places in Secondary Schools.

05/06/1933
06/06/1933
07/06/1933

Whitsuntide Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 03/06/1933 – 07/06/1933

 

 

08/06/1933

Reopened  Fire Drill, 42 secs

05/07/1933

School closed in the afternoon – County Sports

07/07/1933

Merit Holiday granted by the Managers to recognise the successes gained in the Entrance Examination to Secondary School as to the present 25 places have been awarded to this school.

10/07/1933

Commencement of Term Examinations

14/07/1933

Inspection of Religious Instruction
Mr Annett called.

 

July 27th – Aug. 28th inclusive – Summer Holiday

 

 

 

Summer Holiday: 27/07/1933 – 28/08/1933

 

 

29/08/1933

30

pupils

transferred

to

secondary schools

&c

 

68

"

"

"

Council School

 

 

(left blank)

admitted

 

 

 

15/09/1933

Fire Drill – 48 secs.

18/09/1933

Miss Wilson, Exchange Teacher under the League of Empire Scheme, commenced duty today.

 

Oct 27th – 31st  Mid Term Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 27/10/1933 – 31/10/1933

 

 

01/11/1933

In five classes the number on roll is 50 or over & as rearrangement of numbers is not possible, it will be necessary to suspend admissions to these classes.
Mid Term Tests given in Classes 2, 3 4 & 5.

04/11/1933

Term Examinations commenced in all classes.

13/11/1933

    -  do -                     completed.                          Fire Drill 41 secs

18/12/1933
20/12/1933

Children’s Christmas Parties

20/11/1933

Miss Wilson’s engagement terminated.  She was granted leave of absence for the 21st Dec.

 

Dec 22nd – Jan. 8th 1934.  Christmas Holiday

 

 

 

Christmas Holiday: 22/12/1933 – 08/01/1934

 

 

 

First uploaded: 4 May 2017