History of Loughton

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Education in Loughton

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


"Population 733. In the year 1816 two shool-rooms and a school-house for the residence of the master and mistress were erected by voluntary subscription at the expense of £500 in which 50 boys and girls are educated upon the national system by private subscription."

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


"Population 1,269. One Daily School, containing 48 males and 58 females, is supported by voluntary contributions. Two Boarding Schools, in which 30 males and 15 females are educated at the expense of their parents. Two Sunday Schools: one of the Established Church (commenced 1833) in which are 37 males, has a lending Library attached; the other consists of 30 males and 23 females, and is connected with Baptists; both Schools are supported by voluntary contributions."

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

"Girls school. The girls behaved very well. I believe the discipline to be very good. Their reading is not fluent: they are well acquainted with Holy Scripture and write well on slates. The mistress is diligent."

Source: Report of the Committee of Council on Education (England and Wales Volume 1, 1848

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