The Bell Cross Roads, Rettendon, c.1960Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Rettendon >> Education in Rettendon
Reports and returns on schools and education in Rettendon. These allow a glimpse into the education your ancestors may have received if they were from this parish.
Population 501. A school, endowed with £20 per annum, which a master receives for educating 20 poor children; and from 45 to 50 attend from the adjoining parishes, whose parents pay for their instruction. The poor have sufficient means of education.
Source: Digest of Parochial Returns. Select Committee on Education of the Poor, 1818
"Population 671. Two Daily Schools: whereof one contains 20 children of each sex, and is endowed with £20 per annum; in the other School, 4 males and 6 females are instructed at the expense of their parents. One Sunday School, of 21 males and 27 females, is supported by subscription. The overseers state, that there are funds left for the purpose of having a school-house erected in this parish, but that there is unfortunately no one to see it carried into effect."
Source: House of Commons papers, Volume 41. Abstract of Education Returns 1833
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