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Schools and school records

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: School Admission Registers

    School Admission Registers consist of two pages. A left-hand one with the child's name, address, date of birth, etc; and a right-hand one with various other notes - name of previous school, date of leaving, etc. When viewing online records you sometimes need to click 'next page' in order to...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 27-12-2015 11:54 PM
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  1. Ashford Schools

    Hi, I discovered that 3 relatives were discharged from Fulham workhouse on the Fulham Road in London in 1918. They had been in the workhouse for one week. They were 3 boys aged 11,9 & 6. In a note beside their names it says "to Ashford Schools" I have looked extensively and while I can find...

    Started by Lornagh‎, 02-04-2016 1:55 PM
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  2. Christ's Hospital School

    I have just discovered the records of this school in the Guildhall Library, London. I knew from the 1841 census that Alfred Bosher (the name of my g g grandfather) was a pupil. The records contained copies of his baptism certificate which I already had, so confirmed it really was him. And the...

    Started by 97Annie‎, 30-05-2008 11:53 AM
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  3. School Uniform from 1870s London

    Thank you for reading my post. I am trying to identify the school that my great-grandfather was attending when he lived in London in the mid 1870s. He may have been living the area around Barnes, St Mary, Surrey, or Manor Place, Newington, London. So far I haven't found any evidence of men's...

    Started by di2315‎, 16-09-2015 6:59 AM
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  4. Dunkirk church school Boughton Under Blean

    I wonder if anyone can point me in the right direction looking for information on Dunkirk School as my GG Grandfather was the headmaster there in 1901. Is it just straight to Maidstone Archives as that's the County. Thank you. Kim

    Started by kcapes‎, 27-08-2015 11:22 AM
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  5. "The Homes for Little Boys, Swanley, Kent"

    I would like to get in touch with any one who was at the Swanley, or descendents of any one who was there as a boy or staff member between 1883 and 1955. It was known as a Naval Orphanage and many boys joined the Merchant Navy or the Royal Navy.

    Started by Daxo‎, 01-03-2008 6:41 PM
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  6. Question Gower House school Blackbird Hill

    Hi I am looking for the history of Gower House school 5 Blackbird Hill London. All that I can find is that it opened in 1951, that is from the school site. My interest is that my grandmothers brother was living at this address in the 1950's. Thank you

    Started by harleyallison‎, 07-06-2015 4:38 PM
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  7. Sydenham Hill School

    In my grandfather's possessions are several cups/trophies that he had won for athletics. I am keen to try and research these sporting trophies and achievements further. Two trophies have the inscriptions "Sydenham Hill School 100 yards won by W.A. Wright June 6th 1925" and "Sydenham Hill School...

    Started by stevenwright02‎, 18-02-2015 7:32 AM
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  8. Common Schools

    I have been reading the 1842 mine condition reports that can be found on The Coal Mining History Resource site, and these talk about "common schools" and "dame schools". Having done some other checking I have found that dame schools were an early form of private elementary schools often found in...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 11-02-2015 2:13 PM
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  9. Exclamation St Monica's Industrial School, Croydon

    The full title of the above school is "St Monica's Home Industrial School for Girls, 28 & 29 The Waldrons, Croydon" but there are not enough characters in the header to let me quote it in full. I am assisting an elderly family friend to trace her 5 siblings all of whom were adopted, some within...

    Started by mfwebb‎, 22-08-2012 3:57 PM
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  10. Headmaster of Arnold Grammar School in Wales

    Hi, I have recently discovered from an article in Portsmouth Evening News that Mr J.P. LONG, BA was appointed Headmaster of the Arnold Grammar School in Wales in 1889. I have tried to search for the grammar school online and I can't seem to find any results for it. I have searched on the...

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 15-11-2014 4:44 PM
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  11. Question Educated in Germany - 1871

    Not sure if this one should be under “Schools” or "Europe” – would a moderator please move it if I’m wrong… :) My grandfather is missing from the 1871 census although I know where he was on all the others during his lifetime. I vaguely remember being told many years ago that he was fluent in...

    Started by Squaredancer‎, 17-08-2008 8:14 PM
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  12. Question Notre Dame Convent School,Plymouth

    hi, I was wondering if anyone had any information about this school as I have searched the internet and found very little information about it. My grandmother and great aunt attended this school from 1925-1938. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks

    Started by lcopper01‎, 06-09-2008 12:52 PM
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  13. teachers

    I am trying to trace where a teacher Edward Harris Hodges taught. He attended Woodland Road School London 27 Feb 1898 as a student. Born 1869 Epping Essex. Resided at 12 Wendell St, Southside London. He left UK for Australia in 1901 as a teacher to teach at the new Goldfields school in Bega...

    Started by DoreenH‎, 09-07-2014 1:25 AM
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  14. Question Swain House School, Bradford, Yorks.

    Hi everybody, I am trying to trace any archives for Swain House School going back to the 1940's. I have tried the new school but they only go back about 10 years, and I have had no luck with the Bradford Libraries Archives who never replied to my enquiry. When I was at the school in 1945-6 we...

    Started by Keithtug‎, 04-04-2014 9:49 AM
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  15. Smile Boarding School in East Hardwick, Pontefract,

    In 1861 my maternal g-grandfather Samuel Edmund Law was shown on the England Census (Class RG9; Piece 3437;Folio 29; Page 14) as attending a Boarding School in East Hardwick, Pontefract, Yorkshire. I am trying to identify the School which appears to be a small one - and is not listed...

    Started by ELRYDER‎, 06-01-2009 11:44 PM
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  16. School in Boxley Kent mid 19th century

    I am researching the Goodhew family who lived in Boxley, Kent in the mid 1800s. There were a number of children in the family and all went to school. I have tried to find out any information about the village school but to no avail. Can anyone help? Maybe it only closed within living memory? I...

    Started by dogaholic‎, 26-10-2013 3:17 PM
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  17. watts naval school

    looking for list of old boys to contact from watts naval school 1945 to 1949

    Started by Peter Smith 237‎, 28-02-2010 2:20 PM
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  18. Farnworth & Kearsley Schools, Lancashire.

    Hi All, I have come across the following marriage entry which relates to my Palmer line.............. Marriage: 27 Dec 1937 St Stephen, Farnworth with Kearsley, Lancashire, England John Woolley Palmer - 29, Teacher, Bachelor, of 302 Bolton Rd Kearsley Clarice Fenton - 29, Teacher,...

    Started by Brock‎, 26-12-2010 8:43 PM
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  19. looking for school records

    Hi All Can anybody help me please,my wife looks after a 95 year old lady whos very frail but remembers her School she went to it was once called Royal Victoria Patriotic Asylum during the 1st world War,but then after was called the Royal Patriotic School for Girls.She has a great memory of her...

    Started by john.nicholls‎, 21-02-2013 11:37 AM
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  20. Boston House School (Girls) Eastbourne

    Boston House School for Girls existed in Eastbourne from about 1890 to 1939. It transferred from London, where it claimed to have been the model for Miss Pinkerton's Academy in Vanity Fair. The school building is now part of Moira House School in Eastbourne. Does anyone have information about...

    Started by OckBexhill‎, 29-01-2013 9:53 AM
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