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History of Great Saling >> Education in Great Saling
Reports and returns on schools and education in Great Saling. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 245. A school for boys and girls, supported by voluntary contributions, consisting of 17 girls and 15 boys; and a Sunday school, attended by about 25 girls and 23 boys. The poor are without sufficient means of education."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 367. One Daily School, wherein 5 males and 4 females are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Day and Sunday School, at which 37 males and 24 females attend daily, and 6 males and 7 females additional on Sundays; this School is supported by subscription; and both (commenced in 1832) are supplied with books by the Clergyman."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
"An expensive school, considering the results. The instruction might be improved if the master and mistress conducted without monitors. Little progress has been made in any subject."
Source: Minutes of the Committee of Council on education: with appendices, Volume 1, 1847
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Great Saling - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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