The BWI Archives

1936 ~ 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 1936 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: 23/12/1935 – 06/01/1936

 

 

07/01/1936

School reopened.

17/01/1936

Dr Saunders called re accommodation for R.A.F. children.

23/01/1936

Fire Drill. 47.

29/01/1936

School closed – funeral of His Majesty King George the Fifth.
(George V had died on 20th January.  He was succeeded by Edward VIII.)

03/02/1936-
14/02/1936

Miss E.M.M. Marchant attending Physical Training Course at Hillingdon – mornings only.

20/02/1936

First Examination for admission to Secondary Schools. 51 Candidates.

24/02/1936

Half Term Holiday

 

 

 

22/02/1936 – 24/02/1936

 

 

25/02/1936

Entrance Examination Papers received for marking.

26/02/1936

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

02/03/1936

Marked Exam. Papers returned to the D.O. (Middlesex Education Authority Divisional Officer/ Office)

12/03/1936

Second Written Examination.  Fire Drill (no time entered)

16/03/1936

Reorganisation – promotions through the School to make room for 12 entrants.

27/03/1936

Headmaster at the Oral Examination, Bishopshalt.

30/03/1936

                      - do -                               , Harrow Boys.

01/04/1936

                      - do -                               , Harrow Girls

 

Apr. 9th – 17th Inclusive – Easter Holiday.

 

 

 

Easter Holiday: 09/04/1936 – 19/04/1936

 

 

22/04/1936

(First sentence written in red ink!)
26 pupils have been awarded places in Secondary Schools.
4 cases are still to be decided

27/04/1936

The Vicar called

08/05/1936

Fire Drill – 45 seconds.

22/05/1936

Empire Day Celebrations – the Vicar present.
School closed in the afternoon.

20/05/1936

Mr Wallis called

29/05/1936

Checked registers & found all correct.

 

June 1st  – 3rd  Whitsuntide Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 30/05/1936 – 03/06/1936

 

 

12/06/1936

Fire Drill (no time recorded)

23/06/1936

Cricket match v Lady Bankes School

29/06/1936

School closed in the afternoon – County Sports

30/06/1936

Vicar called – redecoration

01/07/1936

S.E.O.   (The meaning of the abbreviation uncertain)
Term Examinations commenced
In the hand of the Vicar:
E. Cornwall Jones, Checked Registers July:1 1936

10/07/1936

Term Examinations completed.

16/07/1936

Inspection Religious Knowledge.  Registers not marked.

 

July 23rd to Aug. 24th inclusive – Summer Vacation

 

 

 

Summer Holiday: 23/07/1936 – 24/08/1936

 

 

26/08/1936

Mr Annett called. (The Middlesex Education Authority Divisional Officer)

14/09/1936-
25/09/1936

Miss J. Frown attending P.T. course at Uxbridge – mornings only.
Headmaster in charge of Class 4 during this period.

24/09/1936

Headmaster absent – ill.

25/09/1936

         "         returned to duty.

19/10/1936

Mr Annett called re children attending the school from outside the parish

 

Oct. 23rd – Oct. 27th Inclusive – Mid Term Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 23/10/1936 – 27/10/1936

 

 

28/10/1936

Telephoned the County Accountant.

06/11/1936

Managers’ Meeting.     Fire Drill (no time recorded)

16/11/1936

Mr Dixon Smith called & checked the registers.
(Mr Dixon Smith was a long serving School Manager for which body he acted as ‘Correspondent’ i.e. its clerk / secretary)

27/11/1936

Hall & classrooms sprayed by U.D.C. (Urban District Council) Sanitary Officials – 10 cases of Scarlet Fever.
(This was a significant outbreak)

27/11/1936

S.M.O. (Senior Medical Officer) & M.O.H. (a representative of the Ministry of Health) examined all the children in the school.

09/12/1936

Term Examination commenced – all the classes will be examined  
Fire Drill
(no time recorded)

 

(Mr Wilkinson makes no mention of the abdication of Edward VIII and accession of George VI on 11/12/1936)

15/12/1936

Examinations completed.

 

Dec. 23rd 36 – Jan. 6th 37 Christmas Holiday – Inclusive dates.

 

 

 

Christmas Holiday: 23/12/1936 – 06/01/1937

  

 

 

First uploaded: 5 May 2017