The BWI Archives

1945 ~ 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 1945 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.

     

 

22/12/1944 – 08/01/1945

 

 

12/01/1945

Parents’ Meeting re Entrance Examinations.

22/01/1945
23/01/1945

Preliminary Tests.

01/02/1945

A.S.3’s sent to the D.O. (Forms relating to transfer to secondary for the oldest children forwarded to the Middlesex Education Authority, Divisional Officer / Office)

14/02/1945

Children’s Service in church 8.50  9.20 – 10 a.m.

19/02/1945

Mid-term Holiday – 1 day.

 

 

 

Half Term: 17/02/1945 – 19/02/1945

 

 

02/03/1945

Entrance Examination for admission to Secondary Schools.

23/03/1945

Mr Goodchild & Mr Miles called re candidates for Bishopsholt.

 

Mar.28th – Apr. 8th     Easter Holiday

 

 

 

Easter Holiday 28/03/1945 – 08/04/1945

 

 

08/05/1945

V.E. Day – school closed (Victory in Europe)

09/05/1945

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10/05/1945

Children’s Service in Church

 

May 21st – 23rd    Whitsuntide Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 19/05/1945 – 23/05/1945

 

 

24/05/1945

Empire Day.  School closed – p.m. only.

06/06/1945

Attempted burglary – Headmaster’s Room
Damage caused but nothing missing.

03/07/1945

H.T. Meeting 3.15 p.m. (Meeting for local Headteachers)

05/07/1945

School closed – General Election
(An unexpected majority for the Labour Party led by Clement Attlee)

16/07/1945-
20/07/1945

Term Examinations throughout the school.

 

Ju. 27th – Sept. 10th    Summer Holiday.

 

 

 

Summer Holiday 27/07/1945 – 10/09/1945

 

 

11/09/1945

61 pupils admitted

20/09/1945

91 pupils attended the Astoria Cinema to see Henry V.

20/09/1945

Head Teachers’ Meeting at Lady Bankes School at 3 p.m.
Headmaster left school at 2.45 p.m.

05/10/1945

Children’s Service in Church – 8.50 a.m.

15/10/1945

A.S.M.O. in school. (Assistant School Medical Officer visited to carry out routine medical checks of the children?)

30/10/1945

Mr D.J. Beazer absent (p.m.) Interview for Headship.

 

Nov. 1st – 5th    Mid-term Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 01/11/1945 – 05/11/1945

 

 

14/11/1945

School closed by order of the Managers – St Martin’s Day.

30/11/1945

Diocesan Inspection of Religious Knowledge – registers not marked.

10/12/1945-
14/12/1945

Term Examinations – all classes.

 

22.12.45 – 7.1.46    Christmas Holiday.

 

 

 

Christmas Holiday 22/12/1945 – 07/01/1946

    

 

 

First uploaded: 8 May 2017