History of Harlow

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Education in Harlow

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


"Population 1,695. A school on the Madras system, containing 80 boys and 95 girls on Sundays and week days; and another school on the British system of education. The poorer classes have every opportunity of obtaining education for their children."

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


"Population 2,101. Two Daily Schools: whereof one (connected with Dissenters) contains 32 males and 40 females, and is partly supported by subscription and partly by payments from the children; in the other School are 20 females, whose instruction is paid for by their parents. Three Day and Boarding Schools: in one of which are 33 males, in another 18 females, and in the other (commenced 1827) 24 females; in these Schools the children are educated at the expense of their parents. One Day and Sunday School, containing 92 males and 120 females daily, and 18 males and 4 females additional on Sundays; it is supported by subscription. Two Sunday Schools: whereof one (connected with Baptists) consists of 22 males and 28 females; and the other of 25 males and 35 females; both are supported by voluntary contributions. The overseers observe, "that some property has been left to trustees, which is intended by them to be appro priated to school purposes; but owing to some contention on the part of the heir at law, the matter is now before the Lord Chancellor."

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


"Harlow, Potter street. 4th December. School not examined, owing to absence of trustees. About 30 or 40 children are instructed in elementary subjects by a mistress upon the National system, in a small school room near the chapel."

Source: Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, Volume 1, 1846

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Harlow - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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