The BWI Archives

1935 ~ 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 1935 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: 22/12/1934 – 07/01/1935

 

 

08/01/1935

Reopened School

25/01/1935

Monthly Return

22/02/1935
23/02/1935

Preliminary Exam. For Entrance to Secondary Schools.  
(Number not recorded)
pupils in the age group.  One girl absent.

06/03/1935

Ash Wednesday – Children’s Service in Church 9-9.40 a.m.

13/03/1935

Results of Preliminary Exam.  Forwarded to the D.O. (Divisional Officer/Office) 
36 pupils qualified for the General Exam.

18/03/1935

Accident to Avril P/// – reported to Headmaster at 4.15 p.m.

19/03/1935

Mr Annett called re Waiting List.
(Mr Annett was the Middlesex Education Authority Divisional Officer)
Accident Forms – Avril P/// – forwarded to the County Office.

27/03/1935

Mr Green, H.M.I. spent the morning in school.

01/04/1935

Form IX forwarded to the D.O. (Divisional Officer/Office)

08/04/1935
09/04/1935

General Exam. For Entrance to Secondary Schools. 45 Candidates.

 

April 18th – 26th Easter Holiday

 

 

 

Easter Holiday: 18/04/1935 – 26/04/1935

 

 

 

May 6th  – 8th  Royal Silver Jubilee Holiday
(The 25th anniversary of the accession of King George V)

13/05/1935

The Headmaster visited the Harrow County Boys’ School (Entrance Exam)

24/05/1935

Empire Day – School closed in the afternoon.

03/06/1935

The Vicar called in the morning.

 

June 10th – 12th Whitsuntide Holiday.

 

 

 

Half Term: 08/06/1935 – 12/06/1935

 

 

17/06/1935

S.A.6  (A form relating to secondary selection/ transfer?)

19/07/1935

Secondary Schools Entrance Examination
Successful Candidates 27
One Special Place – University College School
One Cripplegate Foundation Scholarship (£20 per annum)

22/07/1935

Inspection of Religious Knowledge.  Registers not marked.

24/07/1935

School closed – Summer Holiday

 

 

 

Summer Holiday: 25/07/1925 – 26/08/1936

 

 

27/08/1935

School reopened
(Number not recorded) children admitted.

05/09/1935

Staffing Return forwarded

17/09/1935

The Vicar called

23/09/1935

Fire Drill – 48 secs

27/09/1935

Miss Hill-Jones absent – interview for another post.

08/10/1935

Lady Organiser of Physical Training called & discussed the subject with the Headmaster.

18/10/1935

Fire Drill – 46 secs.

 

Oct.25th 29th Mid Term Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 25/10/1935 – 29/10/1935

 

 

01/11/1935

Service in Church 9 – 9.40 a.m.
Medical Inspection
Mr Green, H.M.I. called.

04/11/1935

Dr Saunders, R.A.F. Senior Education Officer called.

06/11/1935

Holiday – wedding of the Duke of Gloucester
(Henry, Duke of Gloucester, George V’s third son, married Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott.)

11/11/1935

Children’s Armistice Service 10.40 – 11.20 a.m.

14/11/1935

School closed – General Election in the Hall & Classroom E.
(Part of the school was used as a Polling Station.  The Conservation Party, led by Stanley Baldwin, were re-elected.)

02/12/1935

Term Examination commenced.

16/12/1935

Term Examination completed

19/12/1935

Headmaster absent – ice.

 

Dec. 23rd – Jan. 6th 1936 inclusive – Christmas Holiday

 

 

 

23/12/1935 – 06/01/1936

 

 

First uploaded: 5 May 2017