The BWI Archives

1943 ~ 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 1943 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 23/12/1942 – 06/01/1943

 

 

15/01/1943

Managers’ Meeting re accommodation & boundaries.

22/02/1943

Mid-term Holiday – 1 day.

 

 

 

Half Term: 20/02/1942 – 22/02/1943

 

 

12/02/1943

Mr Hunt called re accommodation & waiting list

 

Ap.22 – May 2nd  Easter Holiday

 

 

 

Easter Holiday 22/04/1943 – 02/05/1943

 

 

31/05/1943

Requisitions for text books forwarded to the Education Office.

04/06/1943

Rev. A.J. Watkins, C.F. visited the School on his Embarkation Leave.

 

June 14th – 16th Whitsuntide Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 12/06/1943 – 16/06/1943

 

 

13/07/1943

Diocesan Inspection of Religious Instruction, followed by conference with members of the Staff.
(The first Diocesan Inspection since 1939)

19/07/1943-
23/07/1943

Term Examinations throughout the school. Reports sent to parents of all Juniors.

 

July 29th – Aug. 30th  Summer Holiday

 

 

 

Summer Holiday 29/07/1943 – 30/08/1943

 

 

31/08/1943

57 pupils admitted.

08/09/1943

Miss Grigot & Miss Gore called re School Meals.

 

Oct. 29 – Nov. 2  Mid Term Holiday.

 

 

 

Half Term: 29/10/1943 – 02/11/1943

 

 

08/11/1943

School Dinners commenced – 50 pupils.

01/12/1943

Conference in school re school meals.
Mr Wheeler, Mr Ball, Vicar, Messrs Lees and Dixon Smith.

14/12/1943

Term Examinations cancelled owing to poor attendance.

 

Dec. 22nd – Jan. 4th   Christmas Holiday.

 

 

 

Christmas Holiday 22/12/1943 – 04/01/1944

    

 

 

First uploaded: 8 May 2017