The BWI Archives
1943 ~ Diocesan Inspection Report
Winnington-Ingram CE School
of 13th July 1943 by the Rev. Prebendary E.H.Williams-Ashman
and the Rev. M.R. Parsons
It was a great pleasure to see this school again and to meet the
teachers in their rooms and in conference at the end.
It is dealing with high grade children, with plenty of spirit, good
easy manners, and eager interest in what they are doing.
The Church shows steady interest in the school, the clergy take
their share in the training: and the children go regularly to Church for
Some of the classes are taught by the Sisters, not without good
result, although some of the instruction is rather beyond the age group of
the children taken.
We are in no way anxious to ask for the use of any particular
Syllabus, that would cramp the school’s own initiative, but we would
suggest a comparison of the syllabus with a good ‘Agreed’ Syllabus
(e.g. Surrey County Council).
The memory work is stereotyped and has little variety.
The interviews with the classes shewed that the work attempted had
been well covered and was well known by the children.
A bolder use of varied expression work with the younger children
could make what already reaches a high standard, quite exceptional.
The direction and teachers are to be congratulated on the very
pleasant tone, the free and natural manners and speech of the children and
their simple unaffected reverence.
Metropolitan Archive, Acc/1035/08/13
First uploaded: 8 May 2017