History of Aveley

Photo of Aveley, Purfleet Road c1955, ref. a110004
Aveley, Purfleet Road c.1955
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Education in Aveley

Reports and returns on schools and education in Aveley. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.


"Population 598. No school. A great many of the poor are desirous of the means of education."

Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818


"Population 758. Four Daily Schools: one of which contains 3 males and 12 females; and is partly supported by voluntary contributions, but chiefly by payments from the children; in another are 7 males and 10 females; of these children 6 are paid for by a lady, and the remainder by their parents; in another (commenced 1832) are 9, and in the other (commenced 1833) 20 males. One Day and Boarding School (commenced 1828) wherein are 3 males and 19 females. In the above Schools, with the exception of the two first mentioned, the instruction is wholly at the expense of the parents. Two Sunday Schools: in one whereof are 20 males and 27 females; and in the other (commenced 1833) 23 children of each sex; these Schools are supported by voluntary contributions."

Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833


"Boys: A handsome well arranged school building, with apartments for teachers, and one acre of ground, partly a play ground, and partly cultivated by the master, with the assistance of the boys. The manners of the children are unusually pleasing; the discipline good. The infants make progress in the usual elementarv subjects, sing, read, write, spell, and answer simple questions. The third class consist of children between six and eight; they read Second and Third Books with ease, are intelligent and altogether equal to any class of the same age which I examined."

Source: Report of the Committee of Council on Education (England and Wales Volume 1, 1848


National School (mixed), built in 1844, for 180 children with an average attendance of 143, Alfred Francis, certificated master; Mrs Harriett Selina Francis, mistress.

Source: Kelly's Directory 1882

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