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History of Arkesden >> Education in Arkesden
Reports and returns on schools and education in Arkesden. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 404. There are 10 or 12 female children instructed in reading and needle work by the bounty of an individual in the parish. There is no doubt the poor would duly value the acquisition of the means of education."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 490. One Daily School (commenced 1819) containing 13 males and 22 females is supported by a private individual. One Sunday School (commenced 1826) of 26 males and 27 females (including the children of the Daily School) is supported by subscription."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
"New school; 51 girls 5 boys. A handsome commodious and well situate building with apartments for mistress. Cost £315 Income about £40. Four classes; mistress and monitors. The instruction is very good in all elementary, and especially in religious, subjects. The mistress possesses thorough control over the children, is intelligent, and zealous."
Source: Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, Volume 1, 1846
"Boys and Girls: Handsome and complete village schools in a prosperous and improving condition; nearly every child in the village attends. Many of the girls are between 13 and 14 years of age. The order is excellent the young children read extremely well."
Source: Report of the Committee of Council on Education (England and Wales Volume 1, 1848
National School (mixed), with 65 children on the registers, the average attendance being 39; Miss Fanny Warne, mistress.
Source: Kelly's Directory 1882
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Arkesden - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Arkesden - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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