History of Felsted
Grammar School, Felsted, c.1960
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
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Education in Felsted
Reports and returns on schools and education in Felsted. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 1,503. A charity school, in union with the national institution, attended by 14 boys and 34 girls. The poor of the Established Church have no other means of education than the school mentioned."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 1,788. Seven Daily Schools: in three of which are 15 males and 25 females; in two others, 14 children of both sexes; in another (commenced since 1818) 3 males and 10 females; and in the other (commenced 1832) 25 males.
One Day and Boarding School, in which are 45 females. In all the above Schools the instruction is at the expense of the parents. Two Sunday Schools: in one whereof are 9 males and 11 females, who attend the Established Church; this School is supported by an allowance of £5 per annum from Mrs Boteler; the other, consisting of 64 males and 86 females, is supported by subscription and connected with Independents: there is a lending Library attached to this School.
In addition to the above Schools there is an endowed Free Grammar School, founded in the year 1564, for the education of 80 boys born in the county of Essex; at present there are no scholars on the foundation, but the master states, that he always has been and still is most ready and willing to admit all who may present themselves having the requisite qualifications."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
Detailed report on Felsted Grammar School in the House of Commons paper Volume 28, Part 11, on Endowed Grammar Schools.
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