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History of Hatfield Broad Oak >> Education in Hatfield Broad Oak
Reports and returns on schools and education in Hatfield Broad Oak. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
"Population 1,321. A school for the education of 12 boys, the master receives £8 and 3d. per week is paid by the parents of a few more that he receives. A poor woman educates about 24 children, at the expense of the parishioners; and a national school has recently been established, containing 84 girls and 55 boys, supported by voluntary subscriptions. the poor are desirous of education."
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 1,825. Eight Daily Schools: one of which contains 40 males; another (commenced 1819) 26 males and 80 females; another (commenced 1828) 16 males and 31 females; the two last mentioned are National Schools; another, 12 males and 28 females; another, 30 children of both sexes; another, (connected with Dissenters and commenced 1827) 8 males and 10 females; another, (commenced 1830) 12 females; and the (other commenced 1831) 17 females; the first mentioned School is endowed with £8 per annum, with this exception the instruction in all the above Schools is at the expense of the parents. Two Sunday Schools: in one whereof 50 males, and in the other 112 females are instructed gratuitously; these Schools arc chiefly composed of the same children who attend the National Daily Schools."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
"32 boys, 56 girls, between 7 and 13 years. Girls remain about one year later in school. Separate schools conducted by master and mistress. Rooms large and convenient, formerly the Townhall. Very strict discipline in both schools. Reading not well advanced in boys' school. Girls read very decently. Ciphering defective in both schools. Spelling not good. The minds of the children generally seem to be in a dormant state. The master is a respectable man, who has not been long in the school. The mistress seems to be diligent, honest, and respectable."
Source: Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, Volume 1, 1846
Boys and Girls. Both schools are in a very unsatisfactory condition nor is it that they will improve under the present teachers.
Source: Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education by Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools, Volume 1, 1848
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