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History of Great Tey >> Education in Great Tey
Reports and returns on schools and education in Great Tey. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 552. A day school, containing about 40 children, the mistress of which has 18d. a day; and a Sunday school, containing about 60; the master receives £4 per annum, and the clerk has a guinea for his attendance. The funds for the support of the above schools arise from voluntary contributions of about £15 a year, and each child at present contributes one penny per week, which it is desirable to dispense with many of the poor being very distressed. The poor are desirous of having their children educated."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 682. One Infant School, wherein are 6 children of both sexes. One Day and Sunday National School, in which are 43 males and 35 females daily, 18 of whom are from other parishes, with 8 or 9 children in addition on Sundays. The above Schools are chiefly supported by voluntary contributions, but each child pays 1d. per week."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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