The BWI Archives

1947 ~ 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 1947 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 20/12/1946 – 06/01/1947

 

 

25/01/1947

Robert Mayer concert – Central Hall – 20 pupils attended in charge of Miss Dann.
(Robert Mayer was a keen musician while having a career in banking.  He set up an annual series of concerts for children in 1923.  This 1947 concert was held in the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster.)

12/02/1947

Mr Sabin & Mr Rosen (?) called.
(Mr F.C. Sabin was the Middlesex Education Committee, Divisional Officer)

17/02/1947

Mid – term holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 15/02/1947 – 17/02/1947

 

 

27/02/1947
28/02/1947

Entrance Test – school closed

10/03/1947

Head Teachers’ Meeting – 3 p.m. – Education Office.

 

29/3/47 – 16/4/47    Easter Holiday

 

 

 

Easter Holiday 29/03/1947 – 16/04/1947

 

 

17/04/1947

Mr Walker & Mr Garrod – students in training – commenced today.
(These were presumably from Newland Park, see 07/10/1946)

23/04/1947

H.T. Meeting – 3 p.m. – Clerical Assistants. (A local Headteachers’ meeting, possibly on the topic of Clerical Assistants in schools.)

16/05/1947

Children’s Service in Church – 8.50 – 9.35 a.m.

23/05/1947

Mr Garrod left today (Student, see above 17/04/1947)

 

May 26 – 28th     Whitsuntide Holiday

 

 

 

Half Term: 24/05/1947 – 28/05/1947

 

 

29/05/1947

Mr Puttick  commenced in place of Mr Garrod.

27/06/1947

Mr Walker & Mr Puttick left today.

07/07/1947

Miss D. Dickson commenced – teaching practice

18/07/1947

           - do –        's teaching practice terminated.

26/07/1947

Children’s Service in Church

 

July 28th – Sept. 8th – Summer Holiday

 

 

 

Summer Holiday 26/07/1947 – 08/09/1947

 

 

09/09/1947

78 pupils admitted.

22/09/1947

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

29/09/1947

A.S.M.O.  (see 22/09/1947)

08/10/1947

A.S.M.O.  (see 22/09/1947)

15/10/1947

A.S.M.O.  (see 22/09/1947)

 

Oct. 24th – 28th    Mid-term Holdiay.

 

 

 

Half Term: 24/10/1947 – 28/10/1947

 

 

31/10/1947

Children’s Service in Church.

20/11/1947

Holiday – Marriage of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth.
(Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey)

26/11/1947

Diocesan Inspection of Religious Instruction
Secular instruction as usual.

02/12/1947

D.G.O. Amerst, H.M.I.

08/12/1947-
12/12/1947

Term examinations throughout the school.

 

Dec. 22nd – Jan. 5th  - Christmas Holiday.

 

 

 

Christmas Holiday 20/12/1947 – 05/01/1948

 

 

    

 

 

First uploaded: 11 May 2017