The BWI Archives

1955 ~ 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 1955 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 22/12/1954 – 10/01/1955




County Allocation Test.


Feb 11th – 14th    Mid-term Holiday.




Half Term: 11/02/1955 – 14/02/1955




Safety First 3-4 p.m.


Apr. 7th – 19th      Easter Holiday.




Easter Holiday 07/04/1955 – 19/04/1955




Mr P.T. Dobb commenced as Assistant Master


Children’s Service


Empire Day – half holiday


May 30th – June 3rd   Whitsuntide Holiday.




Half Term 28/05/1955 – 05/06/1955




(The ‘long weekend’ holiday at the end of June that occurred in 1951-1954 appears to have been removed.)


July 25th – Sept. 5th    Summer Holiday.




Summer Holiday 23/07/1955 – 05/09/1955




Oct 31st – Nov. 4th    Mid-term Holiday




Half Term: 29/10/1955 – 06/11/1955




Children’s Service


Dec. 23rd – Jan.9th 1956     Christmas Holiday.




Christmas Holiday 23/12/1955 – 09/01/1956




First uploaded: 11 May 2017