Lydlinch

Lydlinch National School Log Book 1875-1920

Original volume 1875-July 1920

Dorset History Centre ref: S48 2/1, location 1D/25

Extracts transcribed by Caryl Parsons


1875

Jan 11 – I (Susan BASSON) opened the National School at Lydlinch.

Jan 18 – Commenced the week with a good number present. Average for the week 35.

Jan 25 – Admitted 7 new scholars.

Feb 1 – Excused Bessie COOMBS. Admitted Annie TITE, Alban ROBERTS and Mary BROWN.

Feb 8 – Attendance small in consequence of severe weather - ?21/26 present.

Feb 11 – Alice LANE, Mary BROWN and Annie TITE sick.

Feb 15 – Excused Elizth BROWN. Bessie and George BUCKLAND sick. George BROWN absent with bad foot.

Feb 22 – Attendance very small, children ill with bad throats.

Feb 25 – School very thin in consequence of snow. Only 14 present.

Mar 1 – Rhoda ROBERTS sick.

Mar 8 – Attendance still small in consequence of bad weather.

Mar 15 – Kate and Rhoda ROBERTS sick. Annie GREEN absent from the I Class.

Mar 22 – Admitted Grace SCOTT and Harry TRIM to II Class. Elizth and Annie TITE absent. Harry KINGMAN and Rice ROBERTS sick. Bessie and George BUCKLAND returned to school.

Mar 30 – Admitted 5 new scholars. A monitor appointed.

Apr 2 – Average for the week 41.

Apr 5 – Admitted Rosa LANE.

Apr 12 – Several children absent in consequence of wet weather.

Apr 13 – Rosa LANE sick.

Apr 16 – End of the first school quarter.

May 3 – Excused Elizabeth BROWN. School thin owing to a wet morning.

May 6 – Ascension Day. Commenced school at a quarter to nine. Holiday in the afternoon.

May 11 – Thomas TITE readmitted. Whole of I Class present. Richard STOKES sick. Albert BAKER absent without leave.

May 17 – Whit Monday. A holiday.

May 18 – Mary PITMAN and Arthur returned to school. Walter and Richard STOKES sick.

May 24 – Excused Elizabeth BROWN and Annie GREEN. Bessie BUCKLAND sick.

May 31 – Bessie BICKLAND returned. Good full school.

Jun 2 – James STOKES sick. Excused Matilda ROBERTS. Kate MOGG absent without leave.

Jun 7 – Gave a holiday with The Rev F.G. HENLEY’s consent.

Jun 8 – Admitted Arthur and Frank COOMBES.

Jun 9 – Attendance small in consequence of a heavy thunderstorm.

Jun 14 – Admitted Blanche FIFETT. Several children absent owing to stormy morning. Georgina COOMBS sick.

Jun 21 – Excused Mary and George BROWN for hay-making.

Jul 2 – Attendance throughout the week much improved; the average being 56.

Jul 9 – Annie and Jane MATTHEWS absent without leave.

Jul 12 – Excused Annie GREEN and Fanny CROCKER. Matilda ROBERTS away from home.

Jul 16 – Bessie BUCKLAND sick. End of school quarter.

Jul 19 – Excused Kate ROBERTS and Mary BROWN. John ROBERTS and Jessie BROWN sick.

Jul 21 – Gave a holiday. School used for business purposes.

Jul 22 – Alice MATTHEWS sick.

Jul 26 – Admitted Stephen ROBERTS.

Jul 28 – Excused Samuel BROWN.

Aug 2 – School inspected by Rev F.G. HENLEY.

Aug 3 – Good full school. 60 present.

Aug 5 – The Rev F.G. HENLEY took I Class to reading.

Aug 6 – School treat. Broke up for Harvest holidays.

Sep 6 – Commenced school again with a very good number present. Fanny and Bessie BROWN sick. George BROWN absent with bad foot.

Sep 13 – Agnes LANE sick. James STOKES excused. James TUCKER readmitted.

Sep 20 – Admitted Charles, Tom and John TRIM. George and Fanny BROWN returned to school. Attendance good. Annie GOULD sick.

Sep 28 – George BROWN still absent with bad foot. Fanny CROCKER sick.

Oct 4 – James TUCKER absent.

Oct 6 – Excused Emily TUCKER and Stephen ROBERTS.

Oct 11 – Annie and Sarah GOULD excused on account of sickness. James and Emily TUCKER still absent.

Oct 15 – End of school quarter.

Oct 18 – Ellen BROWN sick. Alice LANE excused. Good full school.

Oct 22 – A very wet morning. School thin in consequence of it.

Oct 25 – Annie and Sarah GOULD prevented from being present by bad weather. Agnes LANE and Ellen BROWN still sick.

Nov 1 – Grace SCOTT and Thomas TITE absent without leave. Ellen BROWN returned to II Class.

Nov 8 – Excused George BROWN. Albert BAKER at farmwork. Admitted George BUGG.

Nov 16 – Admitted James GOULD to I Class. Annie GOULD sick.

Nov 22 – Albert BAKER absent. John ROBERTS sick. 51 present.

Nov 29 – Jane HOPKINS readmitted. Good full school.

Dec 6 – James MILES returned to school.

Dec 7 – Attendance below the average in consequence of snow.

Dec 13 – Admitted Bessie HOPKINS to IV Class. Rice ROBERTS and John ROBERTS sick.

Dec 23 – Broke up for Christmas holidays.

 

1876

Jan 3 – Maurice and Maude FIFET sick. Excused Kate ROBERTS. Ordinary progression.

Jan 7 – A holiday given. School-room used for business purposes. Average for the week 40. Emily TUCKER, George BUGG and several other children sick. Readmitted Annie and Jane MATTHEWS.

Jan 10 – Excused Annie GREEN for Monday and Tuesday.

Jan 14 – End of the 4th Quarter.

Jan 28 – Harry KINGMAN at home with a bad foot.

Jan 31 – Alice LANE, James GOULD and Harry KINGMAN sick in the I Class. James MILES returned to school. Ellen BROWN excused.

Feb 7 – Alban ROBERTS back to school, after being away from home for some weeks. George BUGG recovered from sickness.

Feb 14 – Good full school. Ordinary work. John ROBERTS returned to school after a long illness.

Feb 17 – The school was inspected and the scholars examined.

Signed: W.?F. ?TREGARTHEN, H.M. Inspector of Schools.

Feb 21 – In consequence of a wet morning the attendance has been very much below the average. Mary BROWN left after successfully passing the III Standard Feb 17, 1876.

Feb 28 – George BUGG sick.

Feb 29 – Albert BAKER played Truant. Bessie BUCKLAND sick.

Mar 8 – Arthur COOMBES on the sick list. James STOKES at work.

Mar 13 – several children absent on account of sickness. Harry KINGMAN left school after passing the III Standard.

Mar 4 – ‘Summary of Inspector’s Report:

The school is in excellent order, and has passed a very creditable examination, except in arithmetic.

Susan BASSON – Certified teacher of 2nd class.

Signed: F.G. HENLEY, Manager’

Mar 24 – Sickness still amongst the children.

Mar 27 – Rosa LANE returned after being absent most of the winter. Albert BAKER and John ROBERTS at work. Fanny BROWN sick.

Mar 31 - ?H/K. R/K. ?PARLEAM gave up her work as Assistant.

Apr 3 – Admitted Jane TUCKER to IV Class. Bessie DAVIDGE returned after being absent throughout the winter. John ROBERTS and Albert BAKER bird-keeping.

Apr 10 – Kate ROBERTS appointed monitress to the IV Class.

Apr 12 – Attendance rather low in consequence of a fall of snow. Charles TRIM sick.

Apr 24 – Admitted Louisa BAKER, Frederick and Louisa BUGG, George MATTHEWS and Jane COFFIN. George BROWN excused for potato planting.

Charles TRIM sick.

May 1 – Admitted Tom CLUETT. Attendance very fair. Louisa BAKER absent. Jane HOPKINS very late. Lost her mark.

May 8 – Admitted Robert BUCKLAND and Emily TITE to the IV Class. Several children still sick. Frederick and Louisa BUGG absent.

May 15 – Readmitted Tom TIE. Excused Annie ROBERTS. James STOKES sick.

May 22 – Good full school. 62 present.

May 29 – Excused the Kingstag children in the afternoon. James STOKES sick.

Jun1 – Mary LANE absent without leave.

Jun 12 – Admitted 3 fresh children. Stephen ROBERTS left school for work. Excused James GOULD until Wednesday.

Jun 19 – Admitted Bessie LANE to the Infant Class. Attendance very good. 63 present.

June 26 – James GOULD sick. Admitted John E. COOMBES.

Jul 3 – Several children absent in consequence of hay-making going on. Readmitted Bessie HOPKINS.

Jul 10 – Tom TITE sick. James GOULD leave for hay-making. Attendance very good. 60 present.

Jul 18 – James GOULD still hay-making. Bessie and Georgina COOMBS absent without leave. Jane MATHEWS absent.

Jul 24 – Tom and John TRIM away hay-making. Girls took knitting I the afternoon instead of needle-work.

Jul 31 – James GOULD excused for work.

Aug 7 – Bessie HOPKINS and Eliza PITMAN sick.

Aug 10 – Three children examined for prizes by the Rev F.G. HENLEY. The registers not marked.

Aug 11 – School treat and broke up for harvest holidays.

Sep 18 – Commenced school again with 64 present. Admitted Chas and Henry MOGG, Edwin HOPKINS and Harry MATHEWS.

Sep 21 – Attendance rather below the average. Broke up for the Christmas holiday.

 

1877

Jan 1 – Commenced school with a small number present owing to bad weather. John TRIM sick. Excused Made FIFETT.

Jan 8 – John ROBERTS left off work and returned to school. Attendance still below the average in consequence of continued bad weather.

Jan 15 – Maurice FIFETT and Matilda ROBERTS left the school. Bessie and Georgina COOMBES sick.

Jan 22 – Mary LANE sick with measles. Arthur Penny absent without leave. Arthur and Frank COOMBES away from school with bad colds.

 

School closed on account of illness from January 29th to February 12th.

 

Feb 12 – Attendance still very low, children not recovered from measles.

Feb 19 – monitor able to return to her class. Bessie BUCKLAND very ill. Several children still suffering with measles.

Feb 26 – Attendance much improved. Hannah ROBERTS returned after being absent some weeks. Bessie BUCKLAND still sick.

Feb 28 – School inspected and children examined. Signed: ?S.H. GORDON, H.M. Inspector.

Mar 5 – Sam BROWN and James STOKES left school for work. Sam BROWN successfully passed the IV Standard. Charles TRIM excused. James GOULD and Albert BAKER absent without leave.

Mar 14 – Gave a holiday at the request of the Rev F.G. HENLEY. Annie GOULD and Fanny CROCKER sick. Excused George BROWN.

Mar 19 – Charles MOGG left school for work. Henry MOGG absent without leave. Georgina COOMBS sick.

Apr 9 – George BROWN commenced as half-timer. Fanny CROCKER sick. Arthur and Frank COOMBES absent on account of their brother’s death.

Apr 16 – Bessie, George and Robert BUCKLAND left the Parish. Sarah GOULD and Fanny CROCKER sick. Mary LANE absent without leave.

May 2 – Jane, Bessie and Edmund HOPKINS not allowed to remain on the school books, in consequence of breaking rules, and rude behaviour from parents.

Admitted Bessie FUDGE, and readmitted John TITE and Emily TITE. James GOULD absent with a bad foot. Annie GREEN excused for the week owing to home circumstances.

May 7 – Readmitted James STOKES. Rice Roberts left school for work. Successfully passed the IV Standard in February.

May 14 – Admitted Fred FUDGE, Bessie DAVIDGE and Bessie LANE. Average for the week 45, one wet day.

May 21 – Excused Emily TUCKER. Admitted James MOGG. Kate MOGG returned after being absent thro’ the winter.

May 28 – Admitted Mary Elizth MOGG and Walter BROWN. James GOULD excused for work.

Jun 4 – George BROWN excused. Hannah ROBERTS sick.

Jun 11 – Ordinary progress. George STOKES sick.

Jun 19 – Walter STOKES absent from sickness.

Jun 25 – Several boys excused for hay-making. Bessie DAVIDGE and Harry MATTHEWS sick. Ordinary progress.

Jul 2 – The first class boys excused for hay-making. The girls commenced the prize needle-work. Mary MOGG and Annie BROWN absent.

Jul 9 – Freddy FUDGE sick. Excused John ROBERTS and Fred ?BUGG.

Jul 23 – Excused John ROBERTS for a week to go to London with his mother. Gave Tom TITE leave for hay-making. William MATTHEWS sick.

Aug 1 – Mary Ann STOKES excused on account of sickness at home.

Aug 7 – Charles TRIM left school – passed IV Standard successfully in Feby 1877.

Aug 9 – School examined by the Rev F.G. HENLEY for prizes.

Aug 10 – Broke up for holidays.

Sep 10 – Commenced school again with 45 present. Admitted Grace TRIM.

Sep 11 – Readmitted John TRIM. Annie and Sarah GOULD away from home. James STOKES at work.

Sep 17 – Emily TUCKER and Grace SCOTT absent without leave. Annie GOULD sick.

Sep 25 – Bessie LANE left the parish. Grace SCOTT and Mary LANE absent without leave. Jane TUCKER returned to school recovered from sickness.

Oct 1 – Admitted Rosa MOGG. Maude and Blanche ?FIFETT absent without leave. Bessie and Freddie ?TUGG sick.

Oct 8 – Fanny BROWN sick, the rest of the family absent on account of it. Attendance very good. Monitor absent from school to attend a funeral.

Oct 18 – Emily TUCKER and harriett BROWN sick.

Oct 22 – Several children absent from sickness, others prevented from attending by stormy weather. Excused Maude and Blanche FIFETT.

Oct 23 – Annie and Sarah GOULD absent without excuse. Mary A. STOKES sick.

Oct 24 – James STOKES excused for the week.

Nov 1 – Richard STOKES sick. Jane TUCKER absent.

Nov 19 – Geo. BUGG, G. MATTHEWS, A MATTHEWS and H. MATTHEWS on the sick list. Mary LANE absent in the morning without leave.

Nov 24 – Attendance very poor in consequence of the children suffering from Scarlet fever in the Parish.

Dec 3 – The school closed by the Medical authority, on account of continued fever amongst the children.

Dec 31 – Reopened the school, but with a poor attendance. Grace TRIM still sick.

 

1878

Jan 7 – Admitted John and Josiah COOMBES. Fred, Geo and Louisa BUGG absent from home circumstances. Annie GOULD sick.

Jan 14 – Mabel and Blanche FIFETT returned to school after being absent several weeks. Hannah ROBERTS sick.

Jan 28 – Attendance very small, owing to a wet morning.

Jan 29 – Tom and John TRIM returned recovered from sickness.

Feb 11 – School inspected and children examined. Signed: George H. GORDON, H.M. Inspector of Schools.

Feb 5 – Harriett BROWN recovered from sickness.

Feb 15 – Commenced drill. Gave an hour from 3 to 4 on Friday afternoon.

Mar 4 – Excused John TRIM and James STOKES for work. Hannah ROBERTS sick.

Mar 16 – Summary of Inspector’s report:

The instruction of the school is on the whole fairly good. The Arithmetic is still the weak point, but the Reading and Spelling are certainly better. To merit a grant another year the special subjects must improve, though I think for this year they will ‘pass muster’. More desks should be provided with as little delay as possible.

Susan BASSON          Certificated Teacher of 2nd Class

Mar 18 – Excused James and Mary Ann STOKES. Freddy FUDGE sick. Grace TRIM absent with a bad foot.

Apr 1 – Jane and Charles COFFIN absent.

Apr 22 – Attendance good. Rosa MOGG absent.

May 1 – Grace TRIM and Jane TUCKER sick. The Kingstag girls and Charles COFFIN absent.

May 7 – Grace TRIM recovered from sickness and returned to school.

May 9 – William MATTHEWS absent without leave.

May 15 – Admitted Wilhemina CLUETT to the Infant Class. Bessie LANE left the school.

May 20 – George STOKES returned to the Infant Class. Admitted Emily JACOBS and ?Maurna PENNY to the Infant Class. Grace TRIM sick.

May 27 – Tom TITE still absent. Grace and Tom TRIM sick. Annie GREEN excused.

May 28 – James STOKES returned to the V Standard.

Jun3 – Grace and Tom TRIM still sick.

Jun 5 – Harry MATTHEWS excused with a bad eye.

Jun 17 – Excused George BROWN for a week. Attendance fair. 53 present.

Jun 25 – Excused John TRIM for hay-making. Hannah ROBERTS returned to the I Standard. Harry MATTHEWS absent with a bad eye.

Jul 2 – Excused George BROWN for work. Tom TITE returned to the II Class.

Jul 9 William MATTEWS absent without leave. Fred BUGG and Arthur COOMBES excused for hay-making. Harriet BROWN sick.

Jul 15 – Excused Annie and Sarah GOULD.

Jul 16 – James MOGG sick.

Jul 22 – Attendance good. Fred BUGG excused.

Jul 29 – Henry MOGG absent on account of bad shoes.

Aug 5 – Good full school. James STOKES returned after hay-making. John TRIM still absent.

Aug 9 – Annual treat and breaking up.

Sep 9 – Admitted Edith A. COOMBES.

Sep 11 – A holiday given in consequence of the Choir attending a Choral Festival.

Sep 16 – Admitted Nehemiah COOMBES to the Infant Class. James STOKES and John TRIM left school, both boys passed a satisfactory examination in Feby 1878.

Sep 23 – Annie GOULD left school. Admitted Frank and James GATEHOUSE. Louisa BUGG returned after a fortnight absence.

Sep 27 – Average for the week 61.

Sep 30 – Excused Mary LANE and Annie GREEN from the I Class. Albert CLUETT absent without leave.

Oct 1 – Admitted W.G. and E. PITMAN.

Oct 7 – John and Josiah COOMBES absent.

Oct 14 – John COOMBES sick. Excused Annie GREEN and George BROWN from the 1st Class.

Oct 24 – The classes very thin owing to a wet morning.

Nov 1 – Frank GATEHOUSE absent 2 days with no excuse. Nehemiah COOMBES and Jane TUCKER sick. Excused Mary Ann STOKES on account of her mother’s illness.

Nov 15 – Jane TUCKER still sick.

Nov 29 – Jane TUCKER and Ernest TITE sick.

Dec 16 – Attendance rather below the average, children sick and the weather very severe.

 

1879

Jan 6 – Commenced the year with 55 present. Rosa MOGG still sick.

Jan 8 – The Schoolroom used for business purposes.

Jan 9 – Attendance very poor owing to deep snow.

Jan 20 – Jane TUCKER recovered from sickness. Grace TRIM absent with a bad foot.

Feb 3 – Tom TITE still absent. Attendance improved 58 present.

Feb 10 – The Monitor Kate ROBERTS left the school. Annie GREEN succeeded her, commenced her work Feb 10, 1879. Mary LANE left, being 13 years old and presented in Standard V on Feb 5th. Admitted Agnes HARRIS.

Feb 17 – Fred FUDGE sick and excused from the Infant Class. Wm MATTHEWS and Grace TRIM still sick.

Feb 24 – Admitted Jane HOPKINS to the 4th Class. John COOMBES sick.

Mar 3 – George BROWN left school.

Mar 10 – Admitted Rose MATTHEWS and Rosa FUDGE.

Mar 17 – Henry MATTHEWS and Rice TUCKER absent. Several children on the sick list.

Mar 24/25 – Alfred LANE reckoned a half-timer having passed the V Standard and being over 13 years of age. Josiah COOMBES sick. Rice TUCKER and Henry MOGG absent without leave. Admitted Harry TUCKER to the Infant Class.

Mar 31 – Henry MOGG and Rice TUCKER returned to the school. Admitted Thomas COOMBES to the I Standard.

Apr 7 – Frank COOMBES still sick.

Apr 8 – Admitted Elizth and Sarah COOMBES. John ROBERTS and Emily TITE sick.

Apr 15 – Attendance much below the average in consequence of bad weather and sickness.

Apr 28 – Kate MOGG allowed to attend as half-timer. Children still sick, only 51 present.

May 1 – Attendance improved 55 present. Wm PITMAN present.

May 5 – Emma JACOB sick.

May 9 – Drill exercise suspended until 23rd in consequence of the Sergeant taking his holidays. Alfred LANE allowed to work for a time being over 13 years.

May 12 – Kate MOGG absent without leave.

May 22 – Jane HOPKINS absent without leave.

May 23 – The usual Drill lesson renewed.

May 27 – John TRIM played truant. Jane HOPKINS still absent.

Jun 9 – Attendance much below the average, only 46 present.

Jun 10 – Admitted Martha BROWN to the Infant Class.

Jun 17 – Henry MOGG absent. Attendance improved 62 present.

Jun 23 – Kate MOGG absent. Hannah ROBERTS excused with a bad finger.

Jul 1 – Very bad weather.

Jul 7 – Hannah ROBERT absent with a bad finger. Kate MOGG without leave.

Jul 11 – Geography taken instead of Drill in the absence of the Sergeant who gives the regular instruction. Three boys kept away for hay-making.

Jul 16 – Hannah ROBERTS recovered from sickness and returned to school. Kate MOGG absent. Rosa MOGG excused for a week.

Jul 21 – Alice MATTHEWS sick. Henry MOGG absent with no excuse. Attendance poor owing to bad weather.

Jul 28 – Excused Frank COOMBES for hay-making.

Jul 29 – William MATTHEWS absent without leave.

Aug 7&8 – Excused Fred BUGG and Albert CLUETT for hay-making.

Aug 8 – George STOKES and Jane LANE sick. Broke up for Harvest holidays.

Sep 5 – Commenced school after the vacation with 52 present. Fred BUGG sick.

Sep 12 – The annual School treat. A whole holiday given.

Sep 16 – Kate MOGG absent without leave. Excused 9 children to attend a ‘Band of Hope’ fete as members.

Sep 22 – Kate MOGG returned to school. Grace TRIM away from home. Ellen BROWN excused.

Sep 26 – Excused Alice MATTHEWS and Emily TUCKER. Boys very inattentive at drill and marched in as punishment and detained at closing.

Sep 30 – Rosa MATTHEWS kept away without leave.

Oct 6 – Admitted john BROWN to the Infant Class. Louisa BUGG absent in consequence of her brother’s illness.

Oct 17 – Wm MATTHEWS absent without leave in the afternoon. Fred FUDGE sick.

Oct 27/31 – Hannah ROBERTS absent owing to bad boots.

Nov 3 – Louisa BUGG returned to the III Class. Rice TUCKER excused to pick up potatoes. Frank COOMBES absent. Martha BROWN sick.

Nov 3 – Commenced the evening school.

Nov 10 – Grace TRIM returned to the III Standard. Frank COOMBES and Kate MOGG absent without leave. Excused Hannah ROBERTS.

Nov 17 – George BUGG, Walter STOKES and Wm MATTHEWS sick. Attendance very good. 58 present.

Nov 24 – The sick children recovered and returned. Several prevented from attending by bad weather.

Dec 2 – Ellen BROWN returned to the III Standard. Louisa BUGG and Richard STOKES sick. Albert CLUETT absent.

Dec 4 – Children examined by the Diocesan Inspector, the Rev W. Wood. The registers not marked. Rev F.G. HENLEY present during the Inspection.

Dec 8 – Albert CLUETT absent.

Dec 15 – Emily TUCKER absent. Louisa BUGG returned.

 

1880

Jan 5 – Several children absent from home. George STOKES still sick. 52 present.

Jan 13 – Bad weather

Jan 16 – Average for the week 40.

Jan 26 – Fred BUGG left the school.

Jan 29 – Arthur BUTT left the village.

Feb 6 – Gave a holiday in the afternoon on account of indisposition. Louisa BUGG left the parish.

Feb 13 – The school was inspected and the scholars examined.

Feb 23 – School closed for a week after the inspection.

Feb 24 – Mary Ann STOKES, Louisa BUGG and Alban ROBERTS left. John TRIM and Henry MOGG absent.

Feb 25 – John ROBERTS absent without leave.

Mar 2 - ? without notice – children just left, but premises are in good Order.

Signed: James CALLENDAR, B.A., H.M. Inspector

Mar 5 – The school closed to allow Teachers to attend a Confirmation.

Mar 8 – George STOKES not well. Attendance thin owing to stormy morning. Emily TUCKER sick.

Mar 10 – George BROWN absent without leave. Ernest TITE not well.

Mar 15 – Admitted Maude and Florence DOLLING.

Mar 22 – Grace TRIM sick. Jane COFFIN excused owing to sickness at home. Albert CLUETT and Rice TUCKER leave for work.

Mar 25 – Report:

The school is in good order, and fairly well taught. Arithmetic still requires increased attention.

Mar 29 – Harry TUCKER sick. Admitted Edwin CLUETT. Excused Albert CLUETT for a weeks work.

Mar 30 – Harry TRIM sick. George BROWN absent.

Apr 5 – Admitted Agnes LANE to the V Class. Josiah and Thomas COOMBES left the parish. The Kingstag children absent owing to wet morning.

Apr 16 – Stormy weather.

Apr 19 – Admitted Alice MOGG to the I Standard.

Apr 26 – Admitted Hubert and Frank CLUETT to the Infant Class.

May 4 – Attendance improved 62 present. Admitted George DOLLING to the Infant Class.

May 6 – Mabel and Blanche F/TIFFETT absent without leave.

May 10 – Grace TRIM suffering from toothache.

May 12 – William MATTHEWS absent without leave. Emily TUCKER allowed leave in the morning through the week.

May 25 – Rice TUCKER and George BROWN absent without leave. George BUGG and Maude DOLLING also absent.

Jun 1 – Admitted Laura DOLLING and William CHAPMAN.

Jun 2 – John ROBERTS and George BROWN absent.

Jun 4 – Boys very inattentive at drill – obliged to correct 14.

Jun 14 – Maude, Florence and Geo DOLLING absent.

Jun 21 – Good attendance 64 present. John TRIM truant.

Jun 23 – Bessie BROWN, Laura DOLLING and Richard STOKES sick.

Jun 28 – John ROBERTS absent. Excused George BROWN and Albert CLUETT. Laura DOLLING sick. Kate MOGG and john TRIM left.

Jul 5 – Gave William MATTHEWS leave for hay-making. Hannah ROBERTS sick.

Jul 12 – Excused Frank COOMBES for hay-making.

Jul 14 – School visited by Rev F.G. HENLEY. Two children absent with bad coughs, Richard STOKES a sore throat.

Jul 19 – several children sick. The Standard VI boys hay-making.

Jul 26 – Children suffering from hooping-cough.

Aug 6 – The attendance very much below the average in consequence of wet mornings and hooping-cough. Only 25 present.

Aug 12 – Hooping-cough still keeping down the average.

Sep 13 – Opened the school after a month’s holiday with 41 present. Some of the children not recovered from hooping-cough.

Sep 21 – the annual school treat.

Sep 22 – George BUGG absent. Grace TRIM sick.

Sep 27 – John ROBERTS, William MATTHEWS and Emily TUCKER left school.

Sep 28 – Grace TRIM returned recovered from sickness. George BUGG absent without leave. Excused Rice TUCKER for a week.

Oct 4 – The Kingstag children absent.

Oct 11 – Martha BROWN and Rosa FUDGE still absent with bad coughs.

Oct 15 – Harry TRIM absent without leave.

Oct 18 – George BROWN absent.

Oct 25 – Hubert CLUETT sick.

Oct 26 – Weather very bad.

Oct 28 – Children still absent owing to bad weather. Wm CHAPMAN  left the school.

Nov 3 – Excused Harry TRIM and George BUGG.

Nov 4 – Attendance Officer visited the school.

Nov 8 – Arthur COOMBES kept away for plough. The Kingstag children absent with no excuse.

Nov 10 – Excused Annie BROWN. Hubert and Frank CLUETT sick.

Nov 15 – Kate BROWN absent, also Henry and Alice MOGG.

Nov 18 – Attendance Officer visited the school.

Nov 22 – Admitted William ROBERTS to the I Standard. Bessie COOMBES and Alice MATTHEWS sick.

Nov 29 – Arthur COOMBES still kept for work.

Dec 1 – Emily TITE sick.

Dec 2 – Attendance Officer visited the school.

Dec 6 – George BROWN and Albert CLUETT excused. Frank CLUETT still sick. George BUGG absent without leave.

Dec 10 – Gave Annie BROWN a certificate for 4 years full attendances. To Rice TUCKER a certificate for work having passed the IV Standard in Feb 80.

Dec 13 – George BUGG’s name taken off the school books. Hubert and Frank CLUETT returned to the Infant Class.

Dec 17  - Severe weather.

 

1881

Jan 3 – Commenced the year with 46 present.

Jan 6 – Agnes LANE sick. George DOLLING still absent. Attendance Officer visited the school.

Jan 10 – Richard STOKES and Ernest TITE sick.

Jan 13 – Sever weather.

Jan 17 – The school closed the rest of the week in consequence of deep snow.

Jan 31 – The attendance still far below the average. Two families suffering from Scarlatina.

Feb 2 – Alice MATTHEWS prevented from attending owing to illness at home.

Feb 8 – Kate BROWN absent without leave.

Feb 14 – School visited by the Manager (Rev F.G. HENLEY). The Kingstag children still absent. Harry MATHEWS absent. Attendance Officer visited the school.

Mar 18 – H.M.I. Report:

Standard work has improved since last year, though the children are still slow in replying to questions. Geography is poor as a whole – Grammar very fair, and Sewing good – Discipline is all that could be wished – Domestic Economy is very creditably done.

Feb 21 – Walter and Richard STOKES recovered from sickness and returned, also Emily and Ernest TITE. Attendance improved.

Feb 28 – George STOKES and Grace TRIM still sick.

Mar 4 – The drill Sergeant not being able to attend, a Geography lesson was taken in the time.

Mar 7 – Admitted Thomas MARSH and Tom BROWN.

Mar 11 – The drill sergeant prevented by Military duty from attending, therefore Geography was taken in the time. Albert CLUETT left for work.

Mar 14 – Admitted Elizth, Maria and Jane GREEN, also at the same time Bertha MARSH. Mabel FIFETT left. Several children sick. Kate BROWN and Jane MATTHEWS absent from the 1st Class.

Mar 21 – Admitted Alice GREEN. Several children still ill with measles.

Mar 22 – Admitted Lily E. TITE.

Mar 25 – Attendance very much improved. 61 present. Admitted Charles MOGG and Mary Ann MOGG. Harry TRIM left for work. He passed the V Standard on March 1st. Arthur COOMBES excused for a week. Kate BROWN left, being 13 years old and having passed the V Standard.

Apr 4 – Admitted Flora A. STOKES.

Apr 15 – Grace TRIM returned to the IV Standard. William PITMAN excused for two days. Jane LANE leave for a week. Attendance pretty good. 61 present. Thomas and Bertha MARSH absent.

Apr 25 – School thinly attended in consequence of a wet morning. Thomas and Bertha MARSH still absent.

May 2 – Thomas and Bertha MARSH returned to the II Standard.

May 3 – Admitted Matilda LANE to the Infant Class.

May 4 – Alice GREEN absent.

May 6 – Eliz, Maria and Jane GREEN all absent. The usual drill practice given. Bertha MARSH and Rosa MATTHEWS sick. Excused George BROWN. Jane LANE left school, passed the V Standard on 1st March.

May 13 – Nehemiah COOMBES sick. Arthur COOMBES excused for a week. Bessie DAVIDGE and Alice, Eliz, Jane and Maria GREEN absent on Friday without leave.

May 16 – Admitted Elizabeth COOMBES to the Infant Class.

May 20 – Tom BROWN sick all the week. Arthur COOMBES excused for work. Commenced the new Geography Reading Books. School visited by the Rev F.G. HENLEY.

May 30 – School thinly attended in consequence of a Club-feast near. Gave a holiday in the Afternoon.

May 31 – Attendance fair. Jane, Harry and Rosa MATTHEWS absent without leave.

Jun 17 – The usual drill lesson not given in consequence of wet weather. The I and II C. wrote letters in the time.

Jun 14 – Frank and Edmund CLUETT sick.

Jun 25 – Attendance Officer visited the school. Excused 4 children.

Jul 8 – Jane COFFIN, Tom BROWN, Emma JACOB and Frank CLUETT absent during the week with chicken pox. Attendance lower than usual.

Jul 15 – Bertha and Thomas MARSH absent 3 days.

Jul 22 – School examined for prizes by the Rev F.G. HENLEY (Manager). Broke up for holidays.

Aug 22 – Commenced school after the harvest vacation with 57 children in attendance. Tom CLUETT excused.

Aug 26 – Number present low in consequence of stormy weather. Alice MATTHEWS absent from the IV Standard. Geography taken instead of drill, in the absence of the Drill Instructor.

Sep 13 – Admitted Arthur CROSS. Arthur COOMBES returned to the 1st Class.

Sep 19 – Laura DOLLING and Bertha MARSH returned to school.

Sep 26 – Thomas MARSH and Augusta COOMBES still absent.

Oct 3 – Lily TITE sick.

Oct 4 – George BROWN absent without leave. Excused William ROBERTS. Fred FUDGE sick.

Oct 10 – George MATTHEWS sick.

Oct 11 – James MOGG leave from school. Rosa LANE absent. Martha BROWN, Matilda LANE and Ernest TITE absent with head-ache.

Oct 13 – Attendance below the average owing to very rough weather.

Oct 20 – William PITMAN absent without leave. Lily TITE and Eliz GREEN sick.

Oct 28 – Elizth GREEN absent with a bad face.

Nov 1 – George BROWN absent without leave.

Nov 10 – Jane MATTHEWS left. Elizth GREEN sick.

Nov 21 – Emma JACOB, Arthur CROSS and Blanche FIFETT sick. George MATTHEWS returned to the III Standard.

Dec 2 – A, M, E and J GREEN absent without leave.

Dec 8 – Attendance Officer visited the school. The 4 GREENs still absent. Blanche FIFETT not well.

Dec 13 – Maria GREEN died. The rest of the family absent in consequence.

Dec 21 – Broke up for Christmas holidays.

 

1882

Jan 23 – Grace TRIM returned after six weeks absence. Flora STOKES still sick.

Feb 1 – Blanche FIFETT and Arthur CROSS absent without leave. Bessie BROWN and Agnes LANE sick.

Feb 3 – ‘Visited without notice. The clock should be put in order’

Signed: H. HUGHES

Feb 6 – Harry MATTHEWS, Mary Ann MOGG and Matilda LANE absent with bad colds.

Feb 13 – W., E., S. and G. PITMAN allowed to return to school. Alice and Jane GREEN the same.

Feb 14 – Admitted Rosa KING to the II Standard. Attendance improved. 59 present.

Feb 24 – George BROWN and Jane CIFFIN absent from the 1st Class. Emma JACOB, Tom BROWN and Martha BROWN sick.

Mar 3 – Attendance irregular throughout the week. Children suffering from bad coughs.

Mar 10 – Excused Walter and Richard STOKES 2 days for work.

Mar 17 – Agnes LANE not well.

Mar 27 – Thomas MARSH kept away for work. George BROWN truant.

Apr 11 – Grace TRIM prevented from attending by home sickness. Walter, Richard and George STOKES left the Parish.

Apr 17 – Maude and Florence DOLLING absent, owing to illness at home.

Apr 20 – The 4 PITMANs absent with no excuse.

Apr 24 – Admitted Rose GREEN to the Infant Class. Nehemiah COOMBES returned to the III Standard.

Mar 5 – Attendance rather improved but still below the average. J. TUCKER sick. Maude DOLLING and Grace TRIM absent from home circumstances.

May 8 – Augusta COOMBES returned after being absent since December.

May 12 – Attendance in all classes more regular. Harriet BROWN and Nehemiah COOMBES sick.

May 15 – ‘School inspected.’ Signed: R. WHITTAKER

May 16 – Fanny BROWN appointed Monitor. Harriet BROWN and Jane TUCKER sick.

May 22 – Admitted Lily LANE to the Infant Class. Attendance through the week much below the average owing to stormy weather. Jane TUCKER still sick.

Jun 5 – Admitted Alice CLUETT and Alfred E. CLUETT to the Infant Class, and Kate SANSOM to the II Standard. Arthur COOMBES left.

Jun 8 – Excused James MOGG in the Afternoon.

Jun 12 – Admitted Elizabeth FUDGE to the Infant Class. Augusta and Nehemiah COOMBES sick.

Jun 15 – Excused Frank COOMBES for hay-making.

Jun 21 – Report:

‘The school is orderly and conducted with care. The children pass a very fair examination. Needlework is carefully taught, but Grammar and Geography are both weak.’

Jun 22 – A very wet day; only 26 present at both openings.

Jun 29 – Several boys absent for hay-making.

Jul 11 – Jane TUCKER returned recovered from illness.

Jul 14 – Broke up for summer holidays, by permission of the Manager.

Aug 21 – Commenced school with 58 present. Admitted Frank and Levi MOGG. Several boys still hay-making.

Aug 28 – Kate SANSOM left the village. Hannah ROBERTS sick.

Sep 4 – George DOLLING still absent.

Sep 15 – The Annual Treat given to the school. A holiday in consequence.

Sep 21 – Thomas MARSH still absent. Jane COFFIN left school.

Sep 25 – Admitted Reginald DOLLING to the Infant Class. Thomas MARSH returned to the II Standard.

Oct 2 – Arthur CROSS returned to the V Standard.

Oct 6 – A holiday given; the schoolroom used for preparing Church decorations for the Harvest Thanksgiving.

Oct 9 – Bessie DAVIDGE sick.

Oct 16 – A wet day.

Oct 30 – Weather still bad.

Nov 3 – Emily TITE and Rosa LANE left school. The former passed the IV Standard in May and the latter the V.

Nov 9 – Eliz FUDGE sick. Excused Arthur CROSS in the afternoon.

Nov 17 – Eliz FUDGE sick. Agnes LANE absent with chilled feet. Hannah ROBERTS no excuse. Frank, Nehemiah and Augusta COOMBES prevented from attending by bad weather.

Nov 21 – Emily TITE re-admitted to the V Standard. Lily LANE left the Parish. Reginald DOLLING sick. Hannah ROBERTS left the school.

Dec 4 – Alice, Eliz, Jane and Rosa GREEN left the Parish.

Dec 7 – Weather very severe.

 

1883

Jan 5 – Attendance poor all through the week, owing to unsettled weather. Thomas and Bertha MARSH absent with no excuse. Excused Rosa KING in consequence of her mother’s illness.

Jan 8 – Kept in the Kingstag boys for repeatedly coming late. Tom BROWN sick, also Levi MOGG and Blanche FIFETT.

Jan 22 – Blanche FIFETT and Matilda LANE returned to their classes. Charles MARSH and bertha MOGG sick.

Feb 1 – Monitor (Annie GREEN) left the school.

Feb 16 – One family prevented from attending by illness at home.

Feb 19 – Maude DOLLING left the school. Grace TRIM still away from home.

Feb 22 – Charles MOGG still sick.

Mar 5 – Laura and Reginald DOLLING returned to the school after absence since Decr. Mary Ann MOGG sick.

Mar 30 – A wet morning, consequently school very thinly attended. Punished Tom CLUETT for bad behaviour in the drill lesson.

Apr 2 – Frank COOMBES absent. Elizth FUDGE sick.

Apr 4 – Henry MOGG employed bird keeping. Admitted Ida CLUETT to the Infant Class. Frank COOMBES left school for work.

Apr 9 Arthur CROSS sick.

Apr 23 – Admitted Jane TITE to the Infant Class.

Apr 27 – Attendance very poor owing to a wet morning; only 20 present. Bessie FUDGE sick.

Apr 30 – Florence DOLLING left the III Standard and Laura DOLLING the II Standard. Rosa FUDGE sick. Reginald DOLLING left the Infant Class.

Report for the year ending April 30th 1883:

The condition of the school may be considered very satisfactory in view of the exceptional difficulties in the way of regular attendance. With the material at command the Teacher is entitled to every praise, in that she succeeds so well. A good proportion of passes has been secured in the Elementary subjects, though there were some failures in Arithmetic due to imperfect notation. The girls do their Needlework well, and a fair degree of proficiency has been obtained in both Grammar and Geography. Some few have also passed with credit in Domestic Economy. And the Infant Class, small as it is, is improving.

May 21 – Emma JACOB sick.

Jun 4 – Admitted Dora MARSH and Ernest ROBERTS to the I Standard. Charles COFFIN and Emily TITE left the 1st Class, both having passed the V Standard. Henry MOGG left the IV Standard.

Jun 6 – Admitted Thomas CHAPMAN to the I Standard.

Jun 11 – Attendance very poor. All the Kingstag children absent with no excuse.

Jun 14 – Punished Emily CLUETT, for a whole hour, refusing to re-write a badly written dictation exercise.

Jul 15 – The Drill Instructor prevented by Military duty from attending.

Jun 18 – Blanche FIFETT left the IV Standard.

Jun 25 – Gave Bessie BROWN leave for the hay-making time. Alice MOGG still absent without excuse.

Jul 2 – Attendance not very good. George DOLLING hay-making.

Jul 4 – Issued a ‘certificate of Proficiency’ to Harry MATTHEWS, he having passed the IV Standard, as required by the Bye-Laws.

Jul 6 – Tom and Ernest CLUETT sick.

Jul 9 – Excused Grace TRIM for the haymaking season.

Jul 16 – A holiday given in the Afternoon, to allow the Teachers to attend a funeral.

Jul 24 – The school closed, children attending a Band of Hope Fete.

Jul 26 – Alice and M.A. MOGG truants.

Aug 3 – Broke up for harvest holidays.

Sep 3 – Commenced school with poor attendance. Admitted Tom Jacob to the Infant Class.

Sep 7 – Excused Bessie DAVIDGE from the VI Standard. Alice and M.A. MOGG absent without leave.

Sep 13 – Lily TITE sick.

Sep 21 – The drill Instructor prevented by military duty from attending.

Oct 1 – Admitted Daisy MARSH to the I Standard. Sarah PITMAN returned after being absent since May.

Oct 4 –Monitor gave an Object lesson to the Infants on ‘a watch’.

Oct 8 – Five boys detained on their way to school to pick up apples. Jane TITE absent. Attendance very irregular.

Oct 15 – Jane TITE sick. Augusta and Nehemiah COOMBES absent.

Oct 18 – Thomas CHAPMAN still absent with no excuse. Daisy MARSH sick.

Nov 5 – Attendance very bad, only 37 present. Bertha and Dora MARSH sick.

[The Attendance Officer seems to visit the school with great regularity!]

Nov 12 – Bertha, Dora and Daisy MARSH returned to their different classes. Attendance improved.

Nov 19 – William ROBERTS still absent with no excuse.

Nov 27 – Jane TUCKER sick.

Nov 28 – Re-admitted James MOGG to first Class. Monitor (Fanny BROWN) prevented by illness from attending school.

Nov 30 – The Upper Standards wrote Geographical letters in the drill hour, the Instructor being absent.

Dec 10 – John BROWN sick. Jane TITE absent from the Infant Class.

Dec 21 – Broke up for Christmas.

Dec 31 – Re-opened with thin attendance.

 

1884

Jan 2 – Punished Emily CLUETT for disobedience.

Jan 14 – Grace TRIM still absent from 1st Class. Excused Harry MATTHEWS for 2 days work.

Jan 17 – Object lesson to the Infants given by the Monitor on a ‘Map’.

Jan 21 – Bessie DAVIDGE sick. Jane TUCKER returned after a long illness.

Feb 4 – Grace TRIM still absent from 1st Class.

Feb 11 – Admitted Fred. Geo. MOORS to the Infant Class.

Mar 3 – Attendance very poor owing to bad weather, 29 present in the morning and 27 in the afternoon.

Mar 6 – Harry MATTHEWS left the V Standard. George MATTHEWS excused on account of his mother’s illness.

Mar 17 – Admitted George NEWPORT to the 1st Standard and Sarah Kate MOGG to the Infant Class.

Mar 20 – Eliza, George and Sarah PITMAN truants throughout the week.

Mar 21 – The Drill Instructor prevented by ‘military duty’ from attending.

Mar 24 – Admitted R.E. HOPKINS to the Infant Class.

Apr 15 – Admitted Rosa, Walter and William DOWNTON.

Mar 16 – Fred FUDGE played truant.

Mar 17 – Attendance Officer visited the school. Fred FUDGE truant. Jane TITE absent with no excuse.

Apr 28 – Attendance rather improved with 54 being present.

May 9 – Took Mental Arithmetic in place of the usual drill lesson. The Drill Sergeant gave up his engagement, May 9th ’84.

May 19 – Grace TRIM, Bessie DAVIDGE, Jessie BROWN and James MOGG left the 1st Class. ?R.M. HOPKINS and Ernest ROBERTS sick. George DOLLING absent all the week with no excuse. Wm: ROBERTS passed the IV Standard and left the school, having removed to another Parish.

May 26 – Admitted Henry LANE and Cornelius BROWN to the Infant Class.

May 29 – School closed to allow the Teachers to attend a Choral Festival.

Jun 16 – Georgina COOMBES left school; she passed the VI Standard in May. Bessie FUDGE absent without leave.

Jun 30 – The Upper Classes very thin owing to hay-making having commenced.

Jul 1 – Rosa DOWNTON and Sarah MOGG sick. Bessie FUDGE absent without leave.

Jul 16 – Report:

The children have acquitted themselves with credit in the elementary subjects except in the fourth and fifth standards, in the former of which the spelling is bad, whilst the Arithmetic is weak in both. The English has been fairly done, and Needlework is good, but Geography is poor, and the discipline very lax especially in the first class. Domestic Economy has been taken, but with meagre success, and the school will probably do better if fewer subjects are attempted.

Jul 22 – A holiday given for the Monitor and most of the children to attend a ‘Band of Hope’ Fete.

Jul 23 – Rosa KING left the school.

Aug 1 – Broke up for the Harvest holidays.

Sep 1 – Commenced after the vacation with low attendance, several boys still at work.

Sep 8 – Attendance improved. Admitted Ernest PARSONS to the Infant Class.

Sep 12 – The Annual School Treat given.

Sep 22 – Jane TITE and R.E. HOPKINS sick. Several children absent picking up potatoes.

Sep 29 – Jane TITE still sick.

Oct 3 – School closed. The room used for decorations.

Oct 6 – Tom CLUETT returned to the VI Standard.

Oct 13 – monitor absent with a bad foot. Her sister acting as a substitute.

Oct 20 – Martha BROWN and Matilda LANE sick. Monitor still absent.

Oct 29 – School closed in the afternoon for the Teachers to attend a Funeral.

Nov 5 – Agnes LANE absent in the afternoon without leave.

Nov 6 – William, Matilda and Henry LANE absent through sickness.

Nov 17 – Henry LANE still sick.

Dec 4 – Walter, Martha and Cornelius BROWN sick.

Dec 11 – Bertha, Dora and Daisy MARSH absent all the week.

 

1885

Jan 12 – Martha BROWN returned after a long absence from the III Standard.

Jan 19 – Fred MOORS left the Parish. Dora and Daisy MARSH sick.

Jan 27 – Ernest PARSONS left the school.

Jan 28 – School closed in the afternoon owing to very bad weather, only 11 present in the morning.

Feb 2 – Bessie FUDGE still very ill. Weather wet and windy which prevents the little ones from attending.

Feb 20 – Bessie FUDGE still sick.

Feb 26 – Bertha and Dora MARSH absent all the week, in consequence of dirty weather.

Mar 2 – George DOLLING left the Parish.

Mar 6 – George PITMAN absent without excuse. Thomas CHAPMAN and Bessie FUDGE still sick.

Mar 16 – Jane TUCKER, Harriet BROWN and Elizth FUDGE sick.

Mar 23 – Admitted Wilfred Wesley to the 1st Standard.

Apr 7 – Admitted Rhoda CLUETT to the Infant Class. Walter, William and Rosa DOWNTON left the Parish.

Apr 13 – Rosa MATTHEWS returned after 2 months absence.

Apr 17 – Ida CLUETT sick.

Apr 21 – Admitted Christopher DOWNTON to the Infants Class. Excused Ernest TITE for one day.

May 11 – Fanny BROWN (Monitor) resigned. Her sister Bessie BROWN succeeded her. Admitted Clara ?WIKEY to the Infant Class.

May 20 – A wet morning, only 22 present. Levi MOGG and Cornelius BROWN sick.

Jun 1 – Admitted Joseph FUDGE to the Infant Class.

Jun 8 – School re-examined by H.M.I.

Jun 11 – A holiday given to allow the Teachers to attend a Choral Festival. Agnes LANE died June 15th 1885.

Jun 29 – Admitted Samuel TITE to the Infant Class.

Jun 30 – Tom BROWN sick. Admitted Geo. Wm. TOTE to the Infant Class. Attendance below the average, hay-making having commenced.

Jul 6 – Admitted Mary Jane CHAPMAN to the I Standard.

Jul 8 – Report:

The Discipline is much better, and a creditable examination has been passed. The children have acquitted themselves decidedly well, seeing that they had to be re-examined after having shifted their Standards. The school Registers should be tested not less than once in each quarter.

Jul 13 – Harriet BROWN and Jane TUCKER sick.

Aug 4 – School examined for prizes. Registers not marked.

Aug 6 – Broke up for holidays.

Sep 14 – Commenced school after the Harvest holidays with 31 present.

Sep 18 – Punished Emily CLUETT for bad work and disobedience.

Sep 28 – Rhoda CLUETT and Daisy MARSH sick.

Oct 9 – School closed at the request of the Manager.

Oct 19 – Rhoda CLUETT sick. Attendance small.

Oct 22 – Rosa FUDGE absent from the III Standard. All classes thin owing to a wet morning.

Nov 2 – Rhoda CLUETT and Daisy MARSH sick. Walter BROWN absent from the V Standard.

Nov 9 – Admitted Susan CHAPMAN.

Nov 16 – Admitted Robert, Thomas and Henry CANDY. Thomas COFFIN absent from the VI Standard.

Nov 30 – Dora MARSH and Corny BROWN sick.

Dec 7 - Alice TRIM sick.

Dec 14 Martha BROWN and Dora MARSH sick.

 

1886

Jan 7 – Excused 9 children to attend a funeral. ?Ribbie HOPKINS sick.

Jan 18 – Admitted Frank CHAPMAN to the 1st Standard.

Jan 20 – Attendance very small owing to a fall of snow.

Jan 25 – Attendance still very bad, severe weather.

Feb 1 – Ida CLUETT sick.

Feb 8 – Admitted Frank TRIM to the 1st Standard.

Feb 15 – Admitted George COFFIN to the 1st Standard.

Feb 17 – Thomas COFFIN and Thomas CHAPMAN truants.

Feb 18 – Attendance Officer visited the school. Bad attendance reported.

Feb 25 – A holiday given in the afternoon for the Teachers to attend a Confirmation.

Mar 2 – Admitted Malcolm CLUETT to the Infant Class.

Mar 5 – Attendance very poor owing to bad weather, only 20 present.

Mar 8 – The average still low, several children suffering from bad colds.

Mar 9 – Ida CLUETT sick.

Mar 19 – Ida CLUETT and Sam TITE absent through the week from illness.

Mar 22 – Admitted Ellis W. BAKER to the 1st Standard.

Mar 25 – School-room used in the morning for a Parish Meeting. Attendance very poor in the afternoon. Sam TITE recovered, but Ida CLUETT still sick.

Apr 5 – Admitted Elizabeth TITE to the Infant Class.

Apr 12 – Admitted Harry HOPKINS to the Infant Class.

May 4 – Thomas COFFIN left.

May 10 – Thomas COFFIN [checked], Harrier BROWN and Susan CHAPMAN left the school.

May 11 – Frank MOGG left. Admitted Kate, Sarah, Ann and Dora LANE. School closed in the afternoon for the Teachers and Upper Standards to attend a funeral.

May 24 – Robert CANDY left. Walter BROWN and Frank CHAPMAN absent.

May 31 – Admitted Alice FRIZZLE to the Infant Class.

Jun 2 – Admitted Emily M. LANE to the Infant Class.

Jun 16 – Walter BROWN gone to work.

Jun 17 – Thomas and Henry CANDY left the Parish.

Jun 21 – Walter BROWN left for work. Thomas and Henry CANDY re-admitted.

Jun 28 – John BROWN, Edmund CLUETT and Marcia CLUETT excused for hay-making.

Jul 2 – Broke up for the summer holidays.

Aug 2 – Commenced school with 43 present. Several children not finished hay-making.

Aug 13 – Stormy weather.

Aug 23 – Excused Hubert and Frank CLUETT for harvest work. Dora MARSH still sick.

Sep 3 – A holiday given for the Annual Treat.

Sep 12 – Dora MARSH still sick.

Sep 20 – Excused Ernest TITE for potato digging.

Oct 1 – Dora MARSH still sick.

Oct 4 – Monitress absent from indisposition. Ernest TITE excused for potato picking up. Harry TUCJER absent without excuse.

Oct 14 – Weather bad.

Oct 18 – Dora MARSH left.

Oct 22 – A holiday given at the request of the Manager.

Nov 1 – Dora MARSH obliged to give up school owing to continued extreme weakness. Sarah PITMAN left home.

Nov 2 – Ernest CLUETT very ill. Ribbie and Harry HOPKINS not well.

Dec 8 – Attendance very poor owing to rough weather. Only 15 marks taken.

Dec 17 – Broke up for Christmas holidays.

 

1887

Jan 3 – Emma JACOB left the school. Attendance very poor, only 27 in the morning.

Jan 5 Thomas and Mary CHAPMAN sick. Several children absent owing to severe weather. Harry TUCKER away with no excuse.

Jan 17 – Ida CLUETT sick. Frank CHAPMAN still absent, distance the excuse.

Jan 24 – Dora MARSH re-admitted to the IV Standard.

Feb 15 – Rosa MATTHEWS truant.

Feb 21 – Bertha MARSH left school. Admitted Susan CHAPMAN.

Feb 25 – Excused Wm LANE for the day.

Mar 14 – Admitted George TRIM to the Infant Class.

Mar 15/16 – School closed in consequence of sever weather.

Mar 22 – Admitted Fanny LANE to the Infant Class.

Mar 28 – Rosa, Elizth and Joseph FUDGE left the Parish. Jane and Elizth TITE left also.

Apr 4 – Re-admitted S.A. BAKER to the Infant Class.

Apr 18 – Admitted Robert TITE to the Infant Class.

Apr 25 – Daisy and Dora MARSH absent through sickness.

May 2 – Dora and Daisy MARSH still sick.

May 9 Admitted George TITE to the Infant Class. F. George TRIM absent with a bad foot.

May 12 – Frank TRIM very ill with Rheumatic. Admitted Eliza MOGG to the Infant Class.

May 23 – Daisy MARSH returned to the III Standard after an illness. Dora MARSH not strong enough for school.

Jun 6 – Marcia CLUETT, Emily CLUETT and Dora MARSH left school. Attendance not very good. Lilly TITE sick and Rosa MATTHEWS away from home.

Report:

The order is good, and the children read well, but their writing and arithmetic are weak, and it seems questionable, whether with the difficulties of attendance it is expedient to attempt quite so much in the way of class subjects. The Infants are only in fair order. Needlework is good.

Jun 13 – Levi MOG still absent.

Jun 16 – Thomas and Henry CANDY absent without excuse.

Jun 23 – School closed for a Jubilee celebration.

Jul 9 – Admitted Ellen HOPKINS to the Infant Class. Several boys in the Upper Standards are absent for hay-making.

Jul 19 – Levi MOGG returned after nearly 2 months absence.

Jul 25 – John BROWN and Hubert CLUETT back to the IV Standard. Harry TUCKER excused for bird keeping.

Jul 29 – School Treat and broke up for the holidays.

Aug 29 – Commenced again with 45 present. Admitted George LANE to the Infant Class. Susie CHAPMAN sick.

Sep 2 – Attendance very poor, only 20 present – weather bad.

Oct 3 – Punished Tom BROWN, Thomas CANDY and Wilfred BAKER for rude conduct to a schoolgirl. Admitted Bertram TITE to the Infant Class. Susie CHAPMAN sick. Ribbie HOPKINS absent. Harry TUCKER left the VI Standard.

Oct 14 – Chris DOWTON absent from the 1st Standard without excuse. Also Walter DOWTON from the Infant Class. Daisy MARSH absent all the week.

Nov 1 – School closed all day on account of bad weather.

Nov 7 – C. DOWTON still absent.

Nov 14 – W. and C. DOWTON left.

Dec 12 – several children suffering from ‘mumps’. John HOPKINS ill with ‘measles’.

Dec 13 – Weather very bad. Only 15 present.

Dec 22 – 19 present. Closed the school.

 

1888

Jan 9 – Commenced with a very low number, children still suffering from ‘mumps’.

Jan 16 – William LANE still absent.

Jan 23 – Daisy MARSH returned to the 4th Standard.

Jan 26 – Punished Frank CLUETT for bad behaviour. Excused Alice CLUETT for 3 days.

Jan 30 – Admitted Anna Mary TITE to the Infant Class.

Feb 2 – Attendance very low owing to severe weather.

Feb 3 – No Kingstag children present since the 1st. Punished Wm LANE for rude behaviour.

Feb 14 – Closed on account of deep snow.

Feb 20 – Attendance still low on account of severe weather.

Feb 24 – Thomas CANDY, Henry CANDY, Daisy MARSH and ?S.A. BAKER absent all the week.

Mar 7 – Admitted Ellen HOPKINS to the Infant Class.

Mar 8 – Number present very low in consequence of bad weather.

Mar 9 – Only 39 present. John BROWN sick.

Mar 19 – 4 children absent on account of measles being in the family.

Mar 23 – Excused Rosa MATTHEWS. William LANE ‘truant’. Anna TITE sick.

Apr 3 – Attendance very poor, several children sick and the big boys bean planting.

Apr 6 – Tom JACOB sick.

Apr 9 – Daisy MARSH absent again from the IV Standard.

Apr 11 Tom BROWN sick.

Apr 12 – A wet morning and only 40 present.

Apr 16 – Attendance poor; several children suffering from measles.

Apr 20 – School very thin, only 30 present.

Apr 23 – Closed the school by order of the Manager at 10.30. Cancelled the resisters after marking them half an hr: with 17 present. Measles seriously spreading through the Parish.

May 14 – Re-opened after being closed 3 weeks. 41 present. Wilfred BAKER still ill. S.A. BAKER left the Parish. John BROWN sick.

May 18 – Only 21 present.

May 21 – Attendance still poor, children not all recovered. Emily LANE and Alice FRIZZLE absent with bad coughs.

 

Summary of Inspector’s report June 1888

There has been a great amount of sickness during the last five months among the children of this school. Under the circumstances the elementary results are very fairly creditable, but Arithmetic must improve another year. English and Geography are fair. Needlework is good.

 

Jun 4 – Admitted Charles BASTABLE. Lily TITE left. She passed the VI Standard May 24th. Kate LANE left.

Jun 5 & 6 – Henry and Thomas CANDY absent without excuse.

Jun 7 – Punished Tom BROWN for insolent conduct. Susie and Thomas CHAPMAN are still sick. Charles BASTABLE admitted. He failed altogether in the III Standard at Marnhull School on May 2nd 1888. Placed him in the 3rd S. again.

Jun 25 – Wilfred BAKER returned after a long illness. Susie CHAPMAN sent away for her health.

Jul 2 – A very wet day, only 20 children present.

Jul 5 – Attendance very small owing to bad weather. Robert TITE sick. John BROWN excused for hay-making. Admitted Louis LANE to the Infant Class.

Jul 9 – Excused John BROWN and Hubert CLUETT for hay-making. Both boys are in the VII S.

Jul 16 – Very small school owing to the hay-making going on.

Jul 20 – Wilfred and Alfred BAKER still sick.

Jul 25 – A very wet day, only 17 present. Closed in the Afternoon.

Jul 26 – Monitress excused from the Infant Class to attend a Festival.

Aug 6 – Henry LANE sick.

Aug 10 – Broke up for the holidays.

Sep 17 – Re-opened after the vacation with a small attendance, harvest work not being finished.

Sep 24 – Henry CANDY sick.

Oct 1 – Susan CHAPMAN re-admitted to the IV Standard. John BROWN and Hubert CLUETT absent from the I Class. Rosa MATTHEWS left the school. She passed the VI Standard in May last.

Oct 7 – Admitted Reginald HOUSE to the III Standard. John BROWN and Hubert CLUETT returned to the 1st Class.

Oct 19 – Closed the school. Room used for Church work.

Oct 22 – Ernest ROBERTS and Thomas CHAPMAN crossed off the registers.

Oct 26 – Punished 7 children for talking during the Afternoon.

Nov 13 – School closed on account of high flood. Children not able to get here.

Nov 19 – re-admitted Thomas CHAPMAN to the 1st Class. Susie CHAPMAN still on the sick list. Charles BASTABLE absent from the III Standard since the 9th.

Nov 26 – Thomas CANDY absent. Ribbie HOPKINS sick.

Dec 10 – Thomas and Henry CANDY sick.

Dec 20 – Broke up for Christmas.

Dec 31 – Re-opened with 33 present. Thomas CANDY and Harriet BROWN sick. Wilfred BAKER returned to the IV Standard, after a very long absence, caused by illness. Matilda LANE absent.

 

1889

Jan 7 – Attendance still very bad on account of bad colds and coughs amongst the children.

Jan 28 – Several children absent with bad coughs.

Feb 11 – Marked the registers with 19 present. Weather severe.

Jan 18 – Thomas CHAPMAN, Daisy MARSH and Matilda LANE absent all through the week.

Mar 1 – Attendance very low, owing to bad weather.

Mar 4 – Marked 20 present. Snow. Monitress absent.

Mar 5 – Closed for the day owing to bad weather.

Mar 7 – Lesson to the Infants on ‘Form and colour’. Only 4 present in the Class.

Mar 8 – Weather still bad. Attendance very bad. Road under water in places, children not able to cross.

Mar 11 – Attendance much improved with the fine weather.

Mar 19 – School closed in the Afternoon, with the consent of the Manager.

Mar 22 – Three children excused to attend a Funeral.

Apr 8 – Attendance bad. Heavy rain.

Apr 9 Attendance bad, 17 present.

Apr 23 – George COFFIN sick. Several children absent without excuse.

Apr 24 – Tom JACOB sick. Henry CANDY absent with a bad hand. Tom BROWN Truant. George COFFIN died April 24/’89.

May 20 – John BROWN and Hubert CLUETT left the VII Standard. Admitted Gwendoline ROBERTS to the Infant Class. Excused the King Stag children at attend a Sunday School Treat.

May 28 – Admitted Charlie BROWN, Maude PARSONS and Bessie PARSONS to the Infant Class.

May 30 – Summary of Inspector’s Report:

The children have passed a fair examination. Owing to the scattered nature of the population the school has many difficulties to contend with. Needlework has been nicely done.

Jun 6 – School closed. Choral Festival.

Jun 17 – Admitted Lucy CLUETT to the Infant Class. Re-admitted Martha BROWN to the 1st Class.

Jun 24 – Admitted Ellen Eliza FRIZZLE to the Infant Class.

Jul 8 – Attendance very small owing to a wet morning.

Jul 11 – Louis LANE sick.

Jul 15 – Tom JACOB sick. S.A., Dora and Emily LANE prevented from attending, by the illness of their brother.

Jul 24 – Alice TRIM sick.

Jul 29 – Attendance still low. Several children sick and others hay-making.

Aug 1 – Sarah and Eliza MOGG absent without excuse. Harriet BROWN sick.

Aug 7 – School closed in the Afternoon to allow the Teachers to attend the ?G.F.S. Festival.

Aug 8 – School Treat and broke up for the Harvest holidays.

Sep 10 – Ernest CLUETT left the V S. and Gertrude SPIERS the Vii. Alice TRIL re-admitted. Several children absent.

Sep 12 – Attendance Officer visited the School. [These visits continue to be regular.] Henry CANDY reported ‘Absent’.

Sep 23 – Re-admitted Martha BROWN to the 1st Class. Admitted Sam PARSONS to the Infant Class. Nellie HOPKINS sick.

Sep 30 – Louis LANE returned to the Infant Class.

Oct 3 – The Attendance Officer paid his monthly visit.

Oct 7 – Eliza MOGG sick.

Oct 21 – Admitted Mabel BROWN to the Infant Class.

Oct 24 – Attendance improved all through the week, average 44. The absent ones sick.

Nov 4 – Attendance improved, 48 present.

Nov 19 – Ida CLUETT ordered not to attend school for the Winter on account of bad health. Reginald HOUSE sick.

Dec 11 – George TRIM sick. Attendance fair.

Dec 20 – Broke up for Christmas holidays.

Dec 30 – 4 children absent through sickness. Attendance not very good.

 

1890

Jan 6 – Ribbie HOPKINS still sick.

Jan 13 – Ribbie HOPKINS still sick.

Jan 20 – Attendance much better than last week. 46 present.

Feb 10 – Lucy CLUETT returned to the Infant Class.

Feb 17 – Tom JACOB sick.

Feb 18 – Frank CLUETT and Reginald HOUSE suffering from sever colds. Nellie FRIZZLE chilblains.

Feb 24 – Attendance small owing to illness.

Mar 9 – Frank CLUETT returned to the 1st Class. Sickness still prevailing. Attendance bad.

Mar 24 – Gwennie ROBERTS very ill with scarlet fever. Monitor returned to the Infant Class after being absent since the 13th. Attendance low owing to a wet morning.

Mar 28 – Children still ill. Attendance irregular in consequence.

Apr 3 – Closed at 12 on Thursday until Tuesday morning.

Apr 14 – Wet weather.

Apr 17 – Bertram TITE sick.

Apr 21 – Daisy MARSH still absent from the V Standard.

Apr 25 – School closed in consequence of bad weather.

Apr 28 – Daisy MARSH returned to V Standard. Anna TITE sick.

May 19 – Excused 5 children to be present at a Sunday School Treat. Attendance poor, weather stormy, and children suffering from bad colds. Frank CLUETT left. Reginald HOUSE left the Parish.

May 31 – Report:

The discipline is very satisfactory, and the elementary results, which are an improvement on those of last year, are good. English is but fair, the recitation being of a very sing-song character. The attainments of the Infants are very fair. Needlework is good. B. BROWN is recognised under Article 84.

Signed F.G. HENLEY, Manager; S. BASSON, 1st Class Certificate.

Jun 2 – Charles BASTABLE left. Tom BROWN sick.

Jun 9 – Admitted Sarah Ann CHAPMAN aged 8 years, only just able to read letters.

Jul 23 – Lucy CLUETT recovered from sickness and returned to the Infant Class. Daisy MARSH present in the VI Standard. Maude PARSONS still sick, and Gwennie ROBERTS away from home.

Jul 30 – Very wet morning.

Jul 7 – Punished Henry CANDY for ‘bad language’ in the dinner hour.

Jul 14 – Stormy weather.

Jul 20 – Attendance very bad indeed, simply impossible to get up the Standards.

Aug 1 – Broke up for the holidays.

Sep 8 – Opened school with 35 present. Admitted Frank TRIM and Harry KINGMAN.

Sep 15 – Admitted George W. TITE to the 1st Standard. Bad health has prevented his attendance before. Can only just say letters. Attendance improved, 43 present. 3 absent from 1st Class and 1 from Infant.

Sep 18 – Commenced teaching Drawing to the Standard boys. Frank CHAPMAN still absent from the V Standard.

Oct 1 – George LANE absent from the Infant Class all week.

Oct 13 – S.A. CHAPMAN sick.

Oct 27 – Henry CANDY absent.

Oct 28 – Monitor absent from indisposition.

Nov 3 – Attendance very poor. No children from King Stag. Monitor still absent. Frank TRIM sick.

Nov 10 – Frank CHAPMAN and Frank TRIM sick.

Nov 19 – Pollie CHAPMAN sick. Daisy MARSH absent all the week without excuse.

Nov 20 – Punished 3 boys for dishonest conduct.

Nov 28 – Henry CANDY absent all the week without excuse.

Dec 1 – Daisy MARSH from the VI S. Assistant absent.

Dec 3 – Assistant still absent from the Infant Class.

Dec 8 – Frank CHAPMAN sick.

Dec 15 – Several children sick, owing to severe weather.

Dec 19 – School closed on account of deep snow.

 

1891

Jan 5 – Commenced with poor attendance, owing to continued bad weather.

Jan 19 – Pollie CHAPMAN absent with a bad finger. Several children kept at home by very severe cold.

Jan 26 – Daisy MARSH returned to the VI S. after a very long absence. Bertram TITE suffering from chilblains.

Jan 29 – School dismissed on account of bad weather; only 4 arrived.

Feb 2 – Henry CANDY still absent from the IV Standard.

Feb 5 – Attendance Officer visited the school. H. CANDY reported.

Feb 9 – Admitted William TRIM to the 1st Standard.

Feb 19 – Punished Ellis BAKER for bad conduct, by shutting him in the Porch alone.

Mar 2 – Ellis BAKER bird keeping.

Mar 9 – Daisy MARSH still on the sick list. Ellis and Alfred BAKER absent. Lucy CLUETT sick.

Mar 10,11 & 12  – School not open owing to very severe weather.

Mar 16 – Attendance very bad. Weather still severe and children suffering from bad colds.

Mar 24, 25 & 26 – Monitor absent.

Apr 1,2 & 3 – Monitor absent.

Apr 3 - Lucy CLUETT sick.

Apr 6 – Admitted olive MOGG to the 1st Standard. Monitor absent.

Apr 9 – Monitor absent all the week.

Apr 13 – Daisy MARSH returned to the 1st Class. Sam TITE absent. Lucy CLUETT sick. Monitor again absent.

Apr 16 – Sam TITE on the sick list. Monitor absent from the Infant Class all week.

Apr 20 – Rhoda CLUETT sick. Monitor still absent from the Infant Class. Manager (Rev F.G. HENLEY) assisted in the morning.

Apr 30 – End of the year. School closed to allow time for making up Registers etc.

 

Note: ‘It is proposed, for this year, to teach Drawing to the boys, as far as the III Standard. Infant boys to take sewing and knitting.

S.B.’

 

May 13 – Commenced teaching Drawing to the boys.

May 14 – Report of H.M. Inspector:

The Results are satisfactory. Reading is good throughout, and the other subjects pretty fair, till we come to the top of the school, where the Arithmetic entirely collapses. English has been creditably done, and the Needlework appears to have been carefully taught.

May 25 – Mary J. CHAPMAN removed from the VII Standard to act as monitress in the place of Bessie BROWN, who has left the school. Rhoda CLUETT still sick. Attendance not very good.

Jun 1 – Alfred BAKER absent.

Jun 8 – Harriet BROWN sick. Alfred BAKER returned.

Jun 9 – Daisy MARSH sick.

Jun 19 – George LANE absent all through the week. Rhoda CLUETT still on the sick list. Daisy MARSH and Alfred BAKER away from the 1st Class.

Jun 29 – Daisy MARSH left. Tom BROWN very irregular.

Jul 6 – Admitted William PARSONS to the Infant Class.

Jul 7 – Admitted Lilly RYALL.

Jul 13 – Tom BROWN left.

Jul 14 – Admitted Kate CHAPMAN to the Infant Class.

Jul 17 – Attendance very irregular.

Jul 21 – Admitted Emily, Harry and Albert STOCKLE, also Arthur TROWBRIDGE to the Infant Class.

Jul 31 – Broke up for the holidays.

Sep 7 – Commenced School again after 5 weeks holiday. Sarah Ann LANE left, and Harry KINGMAN.

Sep 11 – Monitress absent.

Sep 14 – A very wet morning. Monitress and all the King Stag children absent.

Sep 17 – Attendance Officer visited the school. Three children reported for non-attendance.

Sep 18 – Lucy CLUETT absent from the Infant Class.

Oct 6 – Only 14 registered in the morning, and closed in the afternoon owing to bad weather.

Oct 16 – Closed the school for Harvest Thanksgiving preparations.

Oct 19 – Weather very bad.

Oct 26 – Ribbie HOPKINS still sick. Attendance bad owing to wet weather.

[?Oct 27] - Olive MOGG died Octr 27 1891.

Nov 11 – Attendance very poor in consequence of bad weather. School opened with 15 in the morning, and closed in the afternoon.

Nov 18 – Admitted Archibald CLUETT to the Infant Class.

?Dec 7 – Bad weather

?Dec 15 – Nellie FRIZZLE sick. Lucy CLUETT absent in consequence of bad weather.

Dec 23 – Broke up for Christmas holiday.

 

1892

Jan 18 – School closed for two weeks on account of sickness of Mistress and children. Monitress absent from the Infant Class.

Jan 19,20 & 21 – Monitress absent from the Infant Class.

Feb 1 – Alice FRIZZLE sick.

Feb 5 – Henry LANE and Maude PARSONS absent without excuse. Tom TITE sick.

Feb 8 – Anna and George TITE absent from the II Standard. Monitress absent. Very poor attendance owing to wet weather.

Feb 9 – Monitress still absent.

Feb 15 – School very thin, 35 present. Monitress still away from the Infant Class, through indisposition. Tom TITE and Ernest PARSONS sick.

Feb 18 – Ernest PARSONS left.

Feb 19 – School not opened in consequence of bad weather.

Feb 22 – Monitress recovered from illness and returned to school. Tom TITE and S.A. CHAPMAN still sick. Bertram TITE a bad foot.

Mar 1 – Sarah A. CHAPMAN returned to the II Standard.

Mar 3 – Weather severe.

Mar 10 – Jane WILLIAMS left.

Mar 21 – Attendance poor, children suffering from bad coughs.

Mar 28 – Children still ill, only 26 present.

Mar 30 – 38 present.

Apr 1 – School closed for a Confirmation.

Apr 4 – Admitted Minnie TITE to the Infant Class.

Apr 6 – Admitted Alice LANE.

Apr 7 – Admitted Eva FRIZZLE. George and William TRIM absent without excuse.

Apr 13 – Sarah FRIZZLE, Cornelius BROWN and Henry LANE absent from the IV Standard.

Apr 19 – Admitted Arthur ?FOSE to the Infant Class.

Apr 25 – Dora LANE returned to the 1st Class after 4 weeks absence. Emily LANE still unable to attend.

May 4 – Report of H.M. Inspector:

The Discipline continues to be very good, and Needlework is successfully taught. The result in Standard work, English and recitation are fair, but there has been much sickness of late among the scholars.

Report of Inspector of Science and Art:

The Award, which has been made in respect of the instruction in drawing given in the above named school during the past school year is ‘Good’.

May 13 – Cornelius BROWN absent all the week. Attendance fair.

May 16 – Henry LANE left. Passed the IV S.

May 17 – Alfred BAKER left.

May 23 – Admitted Mary Ann COOMBES to the III Standard.

May 31 – Drawing Examination; 15 presented.

Jun 14 – Admitted Thomas TITE to the Infant Class.

Jun 27 – Admitted Mabel LANE to the Infant Class. Frank CHAPMAN absent from the 1st Class.

Jul 4 – Sarah FRIZZLE left. Dora LANE absent all the week, Frank CHAPMAN also from the 1st Class.

Jul 7 – Sam TITE sick.

Jul 15 – School not well attended on account of hay-making having commenced. Sam TITE recovered and returned to the 1st Class.

Jul 25 – Sam TITE absent without excuse.

Jul 26 – Tom JACOB hay-making.

Aug 3 – School thinly attended in consequence of hay-making.

Aug 5 – Broke up for Summer holidays.

Sep 5 – Re-opened after vacation with fair attendance. Boys in the upper Standards not returned.

Sep 15 Attendance Officer visited the school. George TRIM reported absent from the 1st Class.

Sep 26 – George TRIM returned to the 1st Class.

Sep 29 – One child absent, Cornelius BROWN.

Oct 3 – Attendance good, every child present.

Oct 5 – School very low owing to a ‘Fete’ at Sherborne. Monitress excused.

Oct 13 – Cornelius BROWN reported for bad attendance.

Oct 17 – Monitress absent through indisposition.

Oct 24 – Monitress still absent from the Infant Class.

Oct 25 – Attendance very low, owing to a wet morning.

Oct 27 – Weather still bad. School closed in consequence.

Nov 11 – Scripture visit paid by H.M.I. (Mr GORDON).

Nov 14 – George TITE sick and Rhoda CLUETT absent from the same cause.

Dec 5 – Rhoda CLUETT still ill.

Dec 8 – Punished Cornelius BROWN for stealing pencils.

Dec 20 – Closed for holidays.

 

1893

Jan 2 – Re-opened with poor attendance. Weather very severe.

Jan 9 – Attendance very poor, only 20 present.

Jan 12 – Children suffering from bad colds.

Jan 16 – Weather severe. School day lost in consequence.

Jan 23 – Children suffering from bad colds.

Jan 25, 26 & 27 – Monitress absent from indisposition.

Feb 3 – School very badly attended all the week, owing to sickness. Monitress also absent from the same cause.

Feb 10 – Attendance still very irregular. Monitress absent from the Inafnt Class all week.

Mar 1 – Closed in the morning on account of bad weather. Only 22 present in the afternoon. Monitress away all day.

Mar 6 – Emily LANE and Bertram TITE absent from the IV S.

Mar 24 – Rhoda CLUETT still sick.

Apr 4 – Edith BLAKE sick.

Apr 6 – Attendance Officer visited the school. Rhoda CLUETT came for one day.

Apr 10 – Admitted George RYALL and Beatrice, Bessie BROWN to Infant Class. Edith BLAKE still sick. Rhoda CLUETT unable to walk.

Apr 11 – Admitted Frank PARSONS to the Infant Class.

Apr 21 – George LANE ‘truant’.

Apr 24 – Attendance very good. Rhoda CLUETT returned.

May 1 – Report of H.M. Inspector:

The elementary work is very fairly done throughout, except that the 1st Standard reading is very weak. Classwork is fair, but the children should be encouraged to speak out more freely. Order and Needlework are satisfactory.

Report of H.M. Inspector of Science and Art:

I am directed to inform you that the award, which has been made in respect of the instruction in drawing given in the above named school during the past year, is ‘Good’.

May 5 – Monitress absent from indisposition.

May 8 – Infant Class monitress still absent.

May 16 – George TRIM left. Gave him Certificate on the 16th of May. Betram TITE left, passed IV S on May 1st. Rhoda CLUETT, after being examined in the V Standard. Monitress absent all the week.

May 29 – Monitress still absent. Sarah Ann LANE appointed as a substitute.

Jun 8 – Mabel LANE and Eva FRIZZLE absent from the Infant Class.

Jun 16 – Kate CHAPMAN very irregular. Only made 2 days in the week. Eva FRIZZLE no attendances.

Jun 23 – nothing particular to record, except bad attendance of Anna, George and Thomas TITE, and absence of Alice and Eva FRIZZLE. Tom Jacob on the sick list.

Jul 7 – Lottie LANE and Eliza MOGG absent through the week from sickness.

Jul 24 – Frank TRIM and George TITE absent all day.

Jul 26 – School closed all day, children attending ‘Band of Hope’ Fete.

Aug 10 – School Treat.

Aug 11 – Broke up for holidays.

Sep 11 – Opened school after vacation with 40 present. Monitress returned to the Infant Class.

Sep 18 – John HOPKINS recovered from sickness. Sam TITE absent.

Sep 29 – Attendance very bad, only 30 present.

Oct 4 – Attendance Officer visited the school. 38 present and 49 on the books.

Oct 11 – Only 31 present.

Oct 23 – Mary Ann COOMBES absent on account of illness in the family.

Oct 25 – Harriet BROWN still away from home.

Nov 10 – 2 children not well. Tom JACOB at work.

Nov 24 – Kate CHAPMAN sick.

Dec 8 – Emily LANE absent all week.

Dec 12 – A very rough day, attendance small in consequence.

Dec 13 – Weather still very bad. Only 21 present.

Dec 20 – School not open, in consequence of bad weather.

Dec 21 – Closed for Christmas holidays.

 

1894

Jan 1 – Re-opened with 35 present. 2 children away from home.

Jan 4 – Monitress absent all day.

Jan 8 – Monitress absent.

Jan 19 – Several children absent with bad feet. Maude PARSONS ‘Truant’.

Jan 22 – Monitress absent through illness. S.A. and Kate CHAPMAN from the same cause.

Jan 26 – Monitress not returned.

Feb 1 – Monitress returned to the Infant Class. Frank and William TRIM absent without excuse.

Feb 15 – Charley BROWN sick.

Mar 2 – Tom JACOB sick. Harry HOPKINS and Frank TRIM absent.

Mar 13 – John HOPKINS and Mary A. COOMBES absent from the IV S. Also Anna and Thomas TITE. Weather bad.

Mar 16 – Several children absent from the Upper Standards.

Mar 19 – Tom JACOB crossed off the registers, being over 14 and passed S. VII.

Mar 27 – Anna TITE not well. Monitress absent.

Apr 2 – Attendance not good, the boys absent from the Upper Standards.

Apr 5 – Attendance Officer visited the school. John HOPKINS and Arthur FOSE reported.

Apr 6 – Fanny LANE absent.

Apr 9 – Admitted Fanny HILL to the Infant Class.

Apr 16 – Robert TITE left for work.

May 3 – Albert FOSE admitted to the Infant Class.

May 21 – Admitted Barbara TITE to the Infant Class.

May 22 – Admitted Herbert MOGG to the III Standard.

May 23 – A wet morning, only 24 present.

May 28 – Admitted Rose TITE to the IV Standard.

May 29 – Attendance bad, 35 present.

June 1894 Summary of Inspector’s report:

The discipline is satisfactory and the Elementary subjects are fairly prepared as a whole; but great attention should be given to the Arithmetic of the fourth, fifth and sixth standards, and the spelling of the fourth, which were very weak subjects. English has improved, and is now very fair; and needlework, as usual, is very well done.

Inspector of Science and Art: Award given ‘Good’

Jun 5 - William TRIM to work. Admitted Luther BAKER.

Jun 12 – Admitted Richard TITE to the Infant Class.

Jun 14 – Emily LANE returned after being absent a month. Excused ?S. TITE and Frank TRIM.

Jun 28 – Attendance in the Upper Standards irregular owing to hay-making going on.

Jul 9 – Herbert MOGG and Luther BAKER left.

Jul 19 – Monitress absent to attend a Festival.

Jul 27 – Attendance very poor all through the week. Broke up for the holidays.

Sep 10 – Re-opened the school after 6 weeks holidays. 43 present. Rose TITE left the Parish. Admitted Arthur and Lilly MOORE. Sam TITE and Malcolm CLUETT left School. Alice FRIZZLE absent without excuse.

Sep 13 – 6 children reported absent.

Sep 17 – Edith BLAKE sick.

Sep 20 – Walter BLAKE sick.

Oct 1 – Tom TITE left the Parish. Edith and Walter BLAKE still sick. Fanny LANE absent.

Oct 15 – Admitted Richard and Bertie CLUETT.

Oct 22 – Children suffering from Chickenpox. Classes small.

Oct 24 – Marked registers with 18 present. Weather bad.

Oct 29 – Attendance still bad; weather very stormy.

Nov 8 – Attendance very bad indeed. Weather still bad, 24 present.

Nov 14 – Closed on account of severe weather.

Nov 15 – 35 present.

Nov 22 – Fanny HILL absent from the Infant Class.

Nov 23 – Fanny LANE absent from the IV Standard.

Dec 6 – Monitress absent through indisposition.

Dec 17 – School-room used for ‘Polling’.

Dec 20 – Closed for Christmas Holidays.

Dec 31 – Opened with poor attendance.

 

1895

Jan 3 – Florence LANE and Eva FRIZZLE sick.

Jan 9 – Received Drawing Certificate from the Science and Art Department.

Jan 14 – Weather very severe. School not open in consequence.

Jan 21 – Fanny and Addie LANE absent without excuse.

Jan 25 – Walter and Edith BLAKE sick.

Jan 30 – School closed on account of snow.

Feb 1 – Attendance very low indeed. Monitress absent from the Infant Class.

Feb 7 – Attendance improved, 40 present.

Feb 28 – Alice FRIZZLE and Harry HOPKINS absent from the 1st Class, and Arthur FOX from the ?II S.

Mar 5 – Admitted Arthur BROWN to the II S and Bertie BROWN to the I S.

Mar 11 – Alice FRIZZLE still absent from the V Standard. Admitted H. BROWN.

Mar 18 – Admitted Hartley CLUETT and Elsie LANE to the Infant Class. Alice FRIZZLE absent from the 1st Class. Annie TITE and Thomas TITE absent without excuse.

Apr 1 – Attendance rather improved.

Apr 4 – Harry HOPKINS sick.

Apr 5 – Drawing Exam at 9 o’clock. The girls and Infants assembled at 10.

Apr 8 – Admitted Mary Jane CLUETT to the Infant Class. Attendance very poor; children suffering with bad colds.

Apr 17 – Arthur BROWN Truant.

Apr 19 – Mistress absent from the Infant Class (not well).

Apr 22 – Children still ill.

Apr 23/5 – School not kept open, only 13 present at 10 o/c. A very wet morning.

Apr ? – Minnie TITE sick with measles. Two other children absent in consequence.

Apr 30 – Mildred CLUETT sick.

May 2 – 10 children absent.

May 10 – School very small, 35 present. The Infants suffering from measles.

May 13 – Admitted Edith May RYALL to the Infant Class. Measles still bad amongst the Infants. Class very small.

May 15 – Admitted Arthur LANE to the Infant Class.

May 16 – Alice FRIZZLE absent.

May 20 – Attendance small, sickness still, especially amongst the Infants. Minnie TITE returned to the II Standard.

May 23 – Summary of Inspector’s Report:

‘The order of the school is very satisfactory, and creditable results have been obtained in elementary subjects, except in the arithmetic of the two upper standards. English has been well prepared, and Needlework, as usual, is very well done. The infant classes are progressing fairly.

M.J. CHAPMAN is recognised under Article 68 of the Code.’

‘Drawing Report May 10 1895 “Excellent”.’

May 27 – Attendance still below the average on account of measles.

May 29 – School interrupted very much by a Club feast being kept. Fanny HILL left the Infant Class, and Beatrice PARSONS admitted to it.

Jun 10 – Admitted Ethel COX and Annie TRIM to the IV Standard, and Florence TITE and Elizabeth BLAKE to the Infant Class.

Jun 11 – Admitted Winifred COFFIN to the IV Standard.

Jun 24 – Admitted Edward BROWN to the Infant Class.

Jul 1 – School rather thin owing to a wet morning.

Jul 3 – Admitted Samuel STOKES to the III Standard.

Jul 4 – Minnie TITE excused for a few days.

Jul 8 – Admitted Ethel F. MOGG to the IV Standard.

Jul 19 – Fanny LANE and Emily LANE absent all the week.

Aug 2 – Broke-up for the holidays. The Assistant M.J. CHAPMAN resigns today for a new appointment.

Sep 2 – Kate Marion SPIERS appointed Monitress to the Infant Class. Commenced after the vacation with 48 present.

Sep 16 – Attendance very good.

Sep 19 – Fanny LANE and Flossie TITE sick.

Sep 24 – Richard, Bertie and Mary J. CLUETT left the Parish.

Sep 30 – Edward BROWN still absent from the Infant Class.

Oct 11 – School closed. The Room used for preparing decorations for the Annual ‘Thanksgiving’.

Oct 15 – Several children absent without excuse.

Oct 17 – Harry HOPKINS left.

Oct 21 – Attendance not good, children suffering from bad colds.

Oct 31 – Fanny LANE left.

Nov 9 – Bad weather.

Nov 11 – Edith Walter and Elizth BLAKE left the school.

Nov 14 – Harriet BROWN sick.

Nov 28 – Attendance very small owing to bad weather.

Dec 20 – Bessie PARSONS absent all week without excuse. Thomas TITE sick. Lucy CLUETT ill. Harriet BROWN very irregular. Broke up for Christmas holidays.

 

1896

Jan 6 – Lucy CLUETT sick.

Jan 10 – George LANE punished for disobedience.

Jan 16 – Ellen HOPKINS absent with a bad foot.

Jan 20 – Harriet, Charlie and Beatrice BROWN left the Parish. George LANE left.

Jan 27 – Flossie TITE sick. Lucy CLUETT still unable to attend school.

Feb 5 – Bessie PARSONS absent without excuse.

Feb 17 – Two boys absent from the III S and 3 girls from the IV S.

Mar 2 – Elizabeth BROWN absent from the IV S. Lucy CLUETT returned.

Mar 9 – Admitted Wallace FRIZZLE to the Infant Class.

Mar 11 – Admitted Jesse FRIZZLE to the Infant Class.

Mar 12 & 13 – Monitress absent through illness.

Mar 17 – Attendance very poor owing to bad weather.

Mar 23 – 44 present. Eliz BROWN absent.

Mar 30 – School-room used for Parish Council ‘Poll’.

Apr 6 – Arthur BROWN and Sam PARSONS absent.

Apr 17 – Attendance improved.

Apr 30 – Sam PARSONS absent without leave.

May 7 – Attendance Officer visited the school. Ellen HOPKINS ‘reported’.

May 22 – Summary of Inspector’s [Report]

‘The children are in very good order, and much of the work is well done; but handwriting should improve. The Infants’ Classes are fairly well advanced in all subjects but arithmetic.’

‘Drawing Report “Excellent”.’

Jun 1 – Sarah A. CHAPMAN left school, passed VI Standard.

Jun 3 – Ethel MOGG left, passed IV S. Archie CLUETT not well.

Jun 12 – Arthur BROWN and Bessie PARSONS absent without excuse. ?Elizabeth BROWN left.

Jun 16 – Attendance small owing to wet morning.

Jun 19 – Thomas TITE absent all the week without excuse.

Jun 22 – Admitted Alfred LANE to the Infant Class.

Jun 23 – re-admitted Fanny LANE to the V Standard.

Jul 6 – Five boys left. Lilly and May RYALL sick.

Jul ?9 – George RUALL returned to the II Standard, but Lilly and May still sick.

Jul 10 – Attendance rather irregular on account of hay-making.

Jul 17 – Attendance poor all week. Average 36.

Jul 31 – broke up for the holidays.

Sep 7 – Commenced after the vacation with 37 present.

Sep 8 – Admitted Ashley MOORE to the Infant Class.

Sep 9 – Weather bad, attendance small.

Sep 11 – School badly attended through the week owing to wet weather. Kate CHAPMAN absent.

Sep 18 – Ten girls absent in the Afternoon to attend a G.F.S. meeting.

Sep 23 – John and Ellen HOPKINS absent without excuse. Albert ?FOX sick.

Sep 30 – Attendance poor. Three boys absent from the Drawing Lesson.

Oct 2 – John HOPKINS and Ellen absent without excuse.

Oct 12 – Attendance not very good, boys picking up potatoes. Ellen FRIZZLE absent from the same cause.

Oct 16 – Bad weather.

Oct 30 – Attendance very irregular.

Nov 3 Ethel COX left school.

Nov 11 – Minnie TITE absent. Flossie TITE not well.

Dec 3 – 6 boys absent in the afternoon.

Dec 4 – Attendance small owing to bad weather.

Dec 14 – Attendance very poor, the children suffering from bad colds.

Dec 18 – Broke up for Christmas.

 

1897

Jan 4 – Commenced school after the holidays with 37 present.

Jan 18 Kingstag girls absent.

Jan 19 – Lucy CLUETT returned to the V S.

Jan 21 – Fanny LANE left for service.

Jan 27 – Admitted Lucy JEANS to the Infant Class.

Feb 5 – Weather bad. Attendance low. No school in the afternoon.

Feb 22 – Kate CHAPMAN absent.

Feb 25 – Attendance Officer visited the school. Several children ‘reported’.

Mar 3 – Closed on account of bad weather.

Mar 10 – Archie CLUETT sick.

Mar 12 – Kate CHAPMAN absent. Ellen HOPKINS sick.

Mar 15 – Admitted Nehemiah ROBERTS to the III S. Archie CLUETT sick.

Mar 26 – Blanche PARSONS truant 2 days. Lucy CLUETT sick.

Apr 2 – Attendance not very good. Kate CHAPMAN absent most of the week. John and Ellen HOPKINS the same.

Apr 8 – Closed for Confirmation.

Apr 20 – Attendance not good; children suffering from bad coughs. Kate CHAPMAN left the Parish.

Apr 23 – Closed on account of illness.

Apr 25 – Attendance very bad.

Apr 26 – Coughs still bad.

May 4 – Attendance still bad. Children absent with coughs and other ailments.

May 10 – Lucy CLUETT recovered and returned to V Standard. Attendance still below the average. Five infants absent.

May 21 – Admitted George FRIZZLE to the Infant Class.

Jun 1 – Not able to open on account of heavy rain.

Jun 2 – Admitted Nellie TITE to the Infant Class. Alice FRIZZLE left.

Jun 5 – Summary of Inspector’s Report:

‘The school is in a creditable state of efficiency. The handwriting has improved but might be better still; and Mental Arithmetic needs attention. Some Large Pictures to illustrate the object lessons will be required. The Registers must be tested by the managers at least once a quarter, at irregular intervals.’

Poetry for 1898:

Upper Standards          Lady of the Lake          Scott

III Standard                  Excelsior                      Longfellow

II & I Standards           The Brook                    Tennyson

Infants                          The Oak Tree               etc etc

Jun 14 – Admitted Ernest MOGG, George STOKES and William John RYALL. Barbara TITE still sick. L. CLUETT and S. ROBERTS not returned home.

Jun 22 – Closed – Jubilee Day.

Jun 25 – Attendance poor. The elder children hay-making. Barbara TITE and Albert FOX not strong yet.

Jun 30 – Closed – Jubilee Fete.

Jul 16 – Attendance bad all week.

Jul 23 – No improvement in attendance.

Jul 30 – Broke up for the usual holidays.

Sep 6 – Re-opened with 39 present. Excused Arthur FOX for 2 days.

Sep 10 – Lucy JEANS left the Parish. Blanche PARSONS left. Attendance very poor.

Sep 20 & 21 – The Monitress absent from the Infant Class through indisposition.

Sep 27 – John HOPKINS left.

Oct 1 – Attendance Officer visited the school. Sam, Wm and Frank PARSONS ‘reported’.

Oct 8 – School closed with the consent of the Manager.

Oct 22 – Ellen HOPKINS absent.

Nov 19 – Archie CLUETT and Barbara TITE sick. Attendance poor.

Nov 24 – Archie CLUETT and William RYALL sick.

Dec 1 – Attendance small owing to heavy rain in the morning.

Dec 6 – Attendance very bad indeed. William RYALL still sick.

Dec 13 – Admitted Florence, Robert, Elsie and Ellen ELSWORTH.

Dec 21 – Broke up for the Ch. Holidays.

 

1898

Jan 3 – Samuel STOKES left for work. Passed the IV S last May.

Jan 4 & 5 – Bad weather.

Jan 10 – Thomas TITE absent.

Jan 19 – Children suffering from bad colds.

Jan 24 – Winifred COFFIN left. Albert FOX sick.

Jan 26 – Mildred CLUETT sick.

Feb 4 – Eva FRIZZLE Truant. Mildred CLUETT sick.

Feb 22 – School closed. Bad weather.

Feb 25 – Attendance small on acc: of severe cold and snow.

Feb 26 – Weather still severe.

Mar 9 – Ellen HOPKINS left school. Florence LANE sick.

Mar 14 – Monitress absent owing to indisposition.

Mar 15 – Arthur FOX and Hartley CLUETT sick.

Mar 21 – Arthur and Albert FOX sick. Lilly and Ashley MOORE left the Parish. Attendance not very good.

Apr 1 – Several children absent from illness.

Apr 12 – Admitted Edwin PARSONS to the Infant Class.

Apr 18 – Gwen ROBERTS away from home.

Apr 21 – Received from the Manager on ac: the sum of []9:0:0 being the Grant from the Voluntary School Association.

May 3 – Thomas TITE absent. Robert ELSWORTH sick.

May 4 – Weather stormy.

May 13 – Ellen ELSWORTH sick. Archibald CLUETT left the school.

May 23 – Admitted Ernest FOX/FOSE to the Infant Class.

Jun 6 – Lucy CLUETT absent.

Jun 13 – Punished George RYALL for bad conduct.

Jun 17 – N. ROBERTS sick.

Jun 24 – Attendance bad owing to a wet morning.

Jun 29 – G. ROBERTS left.

Jul 4 – School closed for the Teachers and children to attend the funeral of the Rector of the Parish, who died June 30.

Jul 5 – Admitted Dorothy LANE to the Infant Class.

Jul 9 – Summary of Report:

‘Things are going on satisfactorily, as usual’

Signed: H.J. RABBETTS, Manager

S. BASSON, Teacher

Jul 15 – Admitted F and ?T. COOMBES.

Jul 29 – Closed the school for the holidays.

Sep 5 – Reassembled after the holidays with 37 present. Edith HOUSE left the village.

Sep 8 – Admitted Elsie M. TROWBRIDGE to the 1 S.

Sep 12 – Mildred and Hartley CLUETT absent without leave. Admitted Albert STOKES and Fred WIGGINS.

Sep 13 – Admitted Allan ROBERTS.

Sep 23 – William PARSONS and Mabel LANE absent.

Sep 26 – Admitted Reginald and Bertie MOGG.

Oct 3 – Mildred and Hartley CLUETT left the school.

Oct 7 – Excused Thomas TITE.

Oct 14 – Closed at the request of the Managers. School-room used for Ch. purposes.

Oct 19 – Attendance irregular owing to wet weather. Lilly RYALL left for Service.

Nov 7 – 4 children on the sick list.

Nov 15 – W. PARSONS punished for bad behaviour.

Nov 21 – Wet morning.

Nov 23 – Closed on account of very bad weather.

Dec 1 – William PARSONS and Arthur LANE absent. 3 children sick.

Dec 7 – Closed in the morning. Weather very bad.

Dec 8 – Attendance very much hindered through bad weather.

Dec 12 – Fred WIGGINS left the Parish. George FRIZZLE and E. ELSWORTH still on the sick list.

Dec 22 – Closed for the Christmas holidays, until January 9, 1899.

 

1899

Jan 16 – Excused N. ROBERTS.

Jan 17 – Thomas TITE absent.

Jan 25 – Attendance very good. Lucy CLUETT not well.

Feb 1 – Thomas TITE sick.

Feb 2 – Mabel LANE absent. Allan ROBERTS not well. School visited by the Rev S.F. HOOPER. 9 Infants absent.

Feb 6 – Attendance very small; bad weather.

Feb 13 – Closed school on account of bad weather; only 6 present at 10 o/c.

Feb 19 – Eva FRIZZLE sick. The family absent in consequence.

Mar 3 – 4 children absent through sickness.

Mar 13 – Admitted Cyril J. TITE to the Infant Class. George STOKES absent.

Mar 22 – Attendance poor. Weather severe.

Mar 29 – Closed Wed: until Wed: April 5.

Apr 12 – Attendance Officer visited the school.

Apr 17 – Attendance not good. Children suffering from bad colds.

Apr 21 – School closed on account of bad weather.

Apr 24 – Eva and Wallace FRIZZLE returned after 12 weeks absence. Weather bad and attendance poor in consequence.

May 2 – Admitted Edwin TROWBRIDGE to the Infant Class.

May 8 – Jesse and George FRIZZLE returned to the school. Admitted Fred RYALL to the Infant Class.

June 1899 – Report:

‘The discipline is thoroughly satisfactory, and the same steady, quiet work continues to be done.’

Jun 2 – Attendance good all through the week. Nothing particular to report.

Jun 9 – Thomas TITE absent. Ernest FOSE sick.

Jun 19 – 4 boys absent. Work as usual. Francis COOMBS absent for work.

Jun 26 – Lucy CLUETT left; just 14. Francis COOMBS left for work. Admitted John ROBERTS to the Infant Class. Mabel, Florence and Elsie LANE left; leaving the Parish.

Jul 6 – Three boys absent for hay-making.

Jul 18 – Attendance very bad. Ernest FOSE sick.

Jul 26 – Barbara TITE sick.

Jul 28 – Closed the school for the holidays.

Signed: S. BASSON, July 28, 1899.

Sep 4 – I (S.J. THOMAS) commenced duties as Mistress at this school. There were 40 children present both morning and afternoon. School visited in the morning by the Rev S.F. HOOPER and in the afternoon by Mrs HOOPER.

Sep 6 – A very wet morning – only 11 children present. Sent Gwennie ROBERTS (the monitress) home. Visitor Rev S.F. HOOPER.

Sep 15 – I find the boys very unruly and disobedient. This afternoon I had occasion to punish William and Frank PARSONS. They succeeded in taking the cane out of my hand, and breaking it to pieces, accompanying the action with some low remarks. I felt myself justified in turning them out of the school, which I accordingly did.

Sep 18 – At the request of the Rev S.F. HOOPER William and Frank PARSONS have been allowed to return to the school.

Sep 29 – Addie LANE has been absent all the week through illness.

Oct 4 – Yesterday, while punishing Arthur TROWBRIDGE for shouting at me in a most insolent manner, I accidently caused his finger to bleed. This afternoon, as I was about to return to the school, his mother met me near my lodgings, and used most abusive language. As she seemed determined to accompany me to the school, and continue her abuse, I decided to turn back. The monitress, being unable to manage alone, the children did not assemble in the afternoon.

Oct 6 – School visited by the Attendance Officer.

Oct 13 – The boys being unruly this morning I had to send to the Rectory, to ask the Rev COBB if he would come to the school for a few minutes, which he kindly did.

Oct 19 – Attendance very bad this week. Only 27 children present this morning.

Oct 24 – George STOKES, Albert STOKES and Frank PARSONS all ran out of school this morning.

Oct 25 – Frank PARSONS ran out of school again this morning before the registers were marked. George STOKES refused to come in after play-time saying he had been told to go somewhere at 11 o’clock – his attendance cancelled.

Oct 26 – Frank PARSONS ran out of school this afternoon before the registers were marked; and William PARSONS soon after – his attendance cancelled.

Oct 27 – William and Frank PARSONS and Albert STOKES were allowed to go outside this morning and did not come into school again – their attendance cancelled.

Oct 1899 – Copy of Diocesan Inspector’s Report:

‘The school has passed a satisfactory examination on the whole. The best results were obtained in the Infant Department, where the answering was bright and the repetition accurate. The teachers appear to have made every effort to interest the children in their work.

Remarks: The middle division is rather weak – especially in explanation of the Catechism. It would be advisable that the Upper Division should learn some scripture by heart.’

Nov 3 – Admitted two new scholars this week – Reginald and Isabella HAIN.

Nov 8 – William and Frank PARSONS ran out of school again this morning. Arthur LANE did not come in after play-time. The attendances of all three were cancelled.

Nov 27 – Admitted an infant Katie HAIN. George and Albert STOKES went home without leave at 3 o’clock this afternoon, their attendances cancelled.

Nov 28 – Mistress ten minutes late this morning.

Dec 7 – Attendance low – only 31 children present this morning.

Dec 8 – A raw cold morning – only 23 present.

Dec 12 – A cold, wet day – only 24 children present in the morning and 27 in the afternoon.

Dec 15 – Three boys Crofton TITE, Richard TITE and Arthur LANE came to school after the registers were marked this afternoon.

Dec 21 – ‘Broke up’ for the Christmas Holidays. My duties as Mistress here terminate today.

 

1900

Jan 15 – I (Mary E. BERMINGHAM) commenced duties as temporary Mistress of this school, with an attendance of 29 children in the morning and 30 in the afternoon.

Jan 19 – The attendance is rather low owing to the rough weather.

Feb 2 – Closed school on account of bad weather.

Feb 9 – My duties as Mistress terminate today.

Feb 12 – Took charge of this school today as Mistress.

Signed: Ellen A. FORSE – 1st Class Certificate.

Number on Registers 45.

Present 32 on Monday morning.

Feb 14 – Only 20 present owing to a heavy snow storm.

Feb 16 – School closed on Thursday owing to a heavy snow storm.

Feb 23 – Heavy rains prevented a good attendance throughout the week.

Mar 9 – Lottee LANE returned to school after receiving information from the Attendance Officer, she being under twelve years of age.

Mar 16 – Mrs HOOPER visited with a lady and brought new blinds for the windows which is much needed. Received a large quantity of school materials.

Apr 12 – The Rector took two classes in Religious Knowledge on Wednesday morning. Mrs HOOPER and a Lady visited the school – also the Rector.

Apr 30 – An unknown gentleman has presented the school with several packets of seeds from Sutton and Co: of Reading and also with a handsome microscope and magnifying glass.

H.M.I. report for the year ending April 30th 1901 [1900?]:

‘The school is in nice order and the work is going on steadily.’

May 2 – I divided the children into two Classes according to their attainments.

May 12 – The Rector and Mrs HOOPER visited.

May 18 – Took the children through the fields and down to the river on Wednesday for ‘A Spring Walk’ which was the Object Lesson for that afternoon.

May 21 – The managers gave a half holiday to Commemorate the ‘Relief of Mafeking’.

Jun 22 – Attendance very poor on Thursday and Friday owing to the wet weather – only 21 being present on Thursday morning.

Jun 29 – Admitted three Infants this week viz: Albert FRIZZLE, Frank PAINTER, Rose ELSWORTH. School dismissed on Friday Afternoon for the Summer Holidays as the boys were in great request by the Farmers in the Locality to help with the Hay-making.

Jul 30 – School re-opened after four weeks holiday. According to the new Time Table school commences at 1:30pm and closes at 3:55pm.

Aug 3 – The Rector took the school in Scripture on Wednesday morning.

Aug 16 – School closed as the children over 7 were taken to Bournemouth through the kindness of the Rector and Major DUGDALE.

Aug 24 – Attendance much better. Edward TROWBRIDGE aged 5 away with the measles, which necessitates the absence of his brother and sister. Mrs HOOPER visited.

Aug 31- Half holiday on Tuesday afternoon as the children were given a tea at King Stagg at the General fete in which the children belonging to Pulham – King Stagg – Holwell and lydlich participated. The Rector took the school in Scripture on Wednesday morning.

Oct 7 – School routine as usual. A few boys away picking up potatoes.

Oct 12 – The ELSWORTHs – six in number – have left the village.

Nov 9 – Poor attendance as many of the children away acorn picking. The rector attended on Wednesday morning. Mrs HOOPER visited with two ladies.

Nov 23 – Attendance better, no doubt due to the attention of the Attendance Officer.

Nov 26 – Nehemiah ROBERTS has left being over 13 years of age.

 

1901

Jan 18 – School routine as usual. Visitors Mrs HOOPER and Miss F. CROSS. Very wet and boisterous weather prevented a good attendance.

Feb 1 – Admitted Nellie NEWPORT on Tuesday.

Mar 1 – Admitted Josephine TITE age 6 years.

Mar 8 – Many of the children have bad colds and coughs and are unable to attend school.

Mar 15 – The bad colds are still prevalent. This week the managers very kindly provided the school with a piano.

Mar 8 – Mr ROSE the Attendance Officer called this Friday afternoon.

Mar 22 – School closed on Wednesday afternoon by orders of the Rector owing to the inclemency of the weather.

Mar 29 – Poor attendance owing to bad weather and so many of the children being ill. It was distressing to hear the children coughing in school.

Apr 19 – Admitted Maude BROWN, May BROWN and Winifred CLUETT. Elsie and Edward TROWBRIDGE have left and gone to Pulham to live. All the children who have been so ill returned to school this week.

May 10 – Half holiday on Tuesday afternoon as the Yeomanry were having a sham fight on Lydlinch Common. 12 children present on Wednesday morning as the weather was bitterly cold and wet. School closed in the afternoon on account of the weather.

May 14 – The piano was tuned.

May 18 – School Report:

‘Discipline satisfactory. Attainment fair.’

Jun 3 – School reopened this morning with an attendance of 34 out of 39.

Jun 21 – Admitted Sydney ROBERTS an infant.

Jul 12 – Attendance very poor as several boys are away haymaking.

Sep 13 – Addie LANE and Winifred CLUETT returned to school this week after eight weeks absence.

Sep 17 – Registers not marked as there were only 20 present owing to the very wet weather.

Sep 23 – Registers not marked in the morning as the wet weather prevented 20 children from being present. Only 19 attended.

Oct 11 – Potato picking has kept a few children away. Mrs HOOPER and two ladies visited on Friday afternoon.

Oct 18 – Tempestuous weather prevented a number of children from being present this Friday morning. 13 were present. The registers were not marked. 18 attended in the afternoon.

Nov 15 – Nothing special to report.

Nov 22 – Mrs HOOPER and a lady visited on Thursday. The attendance is greatly improved.

Dec 13 – owing to wet weather only 19 were present in the morning and 10 in the afternoon.

Dec 20 – School closed at 12 pm for the Xmas Holidays. Mrs HOOPER presented each child with a garment at 12 pm. The garments were given by Mrs DUGDALE of Stock House.

Dec 30 – School reopened, but no registers marked on Monday or Tuesday as so few children were present owing to the heavy rain.

 

1902

Jan 3 – A Tea and presents were given in the school on Saturday Afternoon Jan: 4th by Major and Mrs DUGDALE and the Rector and Mrs HOOPER.

Jan 31 – George STOKES left having passed the Fifth Standard Examination for a Labour Certificate.

Feb 7 – Several children away with severe colds.

Feb 14 – G. ROBERTS away on Thursday and Friday with a cold. Attendance very poor.

Feb 28 – Kate ROBERTS, Alban ROBERTS, J. ROBERTS and S. ROBERTS of Blackrow Farm are away as one of the children has measles.

Mar 21 – Addie LANE left this week being 13 years of age.

Mar 24 – Registers not marked this afternoon as only 15 were present the weather being so tempestuous. Coughs and colds are still prevalent amongst the children.

Apr 7 – Reopened with 30 present out of 37 on Books. Admitted William BURT an infant.

Apr 18 - ….so few present owing to wet weather.

Apr 25 - …the wet weather prevented so many from attending.

Apr 30 – School Report:

‘The school is very fairly organised and taught.’

May 2 – Gwenllian ROBERTS resigned as Monitress.

May 15 – A few boys away potato planting.

May 16 – A Presentation took place after morning school, when the Rev S.F. HOOPER gave Miss Gwenllian ROBERTS a watch on behalf of the Scholars and friends of the Village for her work in the school as Monitress during the last two and a half years.

May 18 – Barbara TITE commenced her duties as Monitress on May 5th in this school.

May 21 – A severe frost throughout the country.

Jun 2 – Peace proclaimed between the English and the Boers in South Africa.

Jun 6 – The weather has been very cold and wet.

Jun 13 – This morning only 13 were present. The Rector gave permission for the school to be closed in the afternoon. A heavy downfall of rain lasted the whole day.

Jun 16 – A heavy rain throughout the day.

Jun 20 – Heavy storms of rain fell during the morning.

Jun 27 – Attendance poor owing to haymaking having begun.

Aug 18 – A heavy fall of rain.

Aug 20 – School closed for the children to attend ‘The Fete’ at King’s Stagg.

Sep 1 – Victor FRIZZLE and Maurice LANE away with the measles.

Sep 2 – Willie BURT returned to school after being away two weeks with the measles.

Sep 12 – Reggie LANE away with measles. On Tuesday morning at 12 o’clock The Bishop of Southwark who is Lord of the Manor planted an Oak Tree on the Common close to the school to commemorate the Coronation of King Edward 7th which took place on August 9th 1902. Before doing so his Lordship gave a short and interesting address to the children. There were present – The Lady Barbara YEATMAN-BIGG, Miss Margaret YEATMAN-BIGG, The Rev S.F. HOOPER and Mrs HOOPER, Miss SHEPHERD and Miss GARDNER. After the Address the children marched to the Common where the Ceremony took place. They then sang ‘Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue’, God Save the King’, ‘Here’s a Health unto his Majesty’.

On Wednesday a Dinner was given by the Bishop for all the adults of Lydlinch whilst the Rector gave the children a tea. The school was closed on this day.

Admitted Frederick and Edwin FANNER on Monday morning.

Sep 19 – Albert STOKES away suffering with measles, also Reginald LANE.

Sep 25 – Victoria FRIZZLE returned after an attack of the measles.

Oct 10 – Admitted Ernest SANSOM on Monday. The Lord Bishop of Southwark and Lady Barbara YEATMAN-BIGG visited on Thursday afternoon and brought some sweets. Several boys away potato picking. Ablan [Alban?] ROBERTS away with the measles.

Oct 17 – Admitted the following children – John and Tom LANGDON, Lizzie, Ethel Ruth and Ernest BROWN from Blandford. School visited by Mrs DUGDALE and Mrs HOOPER. The Rector gave his usual lesson on Wednesday morning.

Oct 27 – Began fires. Admitted May SANSOME.

Nov 10 – Miss Edith CROSS visited on Friday morning.

Nov 28 – School closed all day as the Children gave a Concert in the evening.

Dec 5 – The Concert given by the children last week was a great success. The Admission Price was Sixpence. 1:19:0 was taken in money. Out of this 1:15:0 was paid for the Platform which is for general use in the Village and 3/6 for the iron bar to hold the curtains.

Dec 9 – The Grant Aid amounts to 13, 12 for maintaining present Salaries, 1 towards painting and whitewashing.

The following children came in too late to be marked. This happened during the visit of H.M.I. T. BUTT Esq. The cause of their being late was sliding on the ice.

John LANGDON, Willie RYALL, Fred RYALL, May RYALL, Wallace FRIZZLE, ?Jeroe FRIZZLE, Arthur LANE, Fred FANNER, Eddie FANNER, Ernest FOX, Winnie CLUETT.

 

1903

Jan 7 – During the holidays the school was colour-washed. The dampness of the room prevented the school opening on Monday morning.

Jan 16 – Mr Hiram RABBITS one of the Managers visited on Friday afternoon.

Jan 23 – The 2nd Class boys being so backward in Spelling have been learning that Subject instead of Drawing.

Feb 7 – School closed on Thursday as Miss Edith CROSS a sister of one of the Managers (Mr A. CROSS) was married to the Curate of Lydlinch the Rev Sydney KENT and the Wedding Breakfast was held in the Schoolroom.

Feb 13 – several children away with coughs and colds.

Feb 20 – School closed on Thursday Evening to be cleaned.

Lizzie BROWN, Ethel BROWN, Ruth BROWN and Albert BROWN left this week to live at Blandford St Mary.

Feb 27 – School re-opened on Thursday morning with 20 children.

Mar 2 - Registers not marked as only 13 children were present owing to heavy rain and rough wind.

Mar 10 – An extra sum of 5 has been given from the Grant Aid for colour-washing the school.

Mar 20 – Only 13 were present owing to the Pouring Rain and high wind.

Apr 30 – School Report:

‘There is a falling off in the tidiness of the written work, but in other respects the instruction is fairly given. The discipline must be firmer.’

H.M. Inspector reports that Physical Training is not taught in the school. ….this subject is now one which is taken as a rule in all schools for older Scholars.

May 1 – Registers not marked as only 16 were present through its pouring with rain.

May 15 – Bertie MOGG left the school being over 13 years of age.

May 22 – Alban ROBERTS and John ROBERTS left and are to go to Bishop’s Caundle School.

May 29 – Albert STOKES left to go to Bishop’s Caundle School. Admitted Edith MOGG.

Jun 19 - … it rained incessantly the whole day.

Aug 12 – Holiday as the children had a tea at King’s Stag.

Aug 17 – School closed as the Church Choir went to Bournemouth.

Lessons in Drill have been given by Mr Stanley HOOPER the Rector’s son each afternoon.

Aug 24 – Heavy rain.

Sep 10 – Mr Alfred RYALL visited the school for the first time as a Manager.

Sep 11 – Mr William DAVIS also visited on Friday for the first time as a Manager.

Sep 29 – The Lord Bishop of Southwark visited this morning and spoke kind and encouraging words to the children.

Oct 9 – A heavy rain on Monday and Tuesday prevented a good attendance.

Oct 12 – A pouring wet day.

Oct 13 – Began fires.

Oct 16 – Pouring rain every day.

Oct 20 – Mr Alfred RYALL visited.

Oct 23 – Pouring rain every day.

Oct 30 – Mrs HOOPER and Miss HOOPER the Rector’s sister visited a saw the Girls’ Needlework, the Boy’s Drawing and heard the Recitation.

Nov 6 – May RYALL, Willie RYALL, Fred RYALL have left the school as they are gone to live in Marnhull. The number on books is 26.

Nov 2 – Barbara TITE the Monitress away on Thursday and Friday with a severe cold.

Nov 27 – Fred FANNER away this week with a cold.

Dec 4 – Charles SANSOM aged 3 left this week as it is too far for him to walk from Stock House.

Dec 11 – No registers marked on Monday as it was poring with rain. ( present in the morning and 11 at noon.

John LANGDON and Fred FANNER have left being over 13.

Dec 21 – Tommy LANGDON left to live at Stourton Caundle.

 

1904

Jan 11 – School opened after the Xmas Holidays, 19 present out of 21 on the books. Cyril TITE left to attend the Wesleyan School in Sturminster.

Jan 15 – Mr ROSE the Attendance Officer stopped me on my way home from school this morning to ask about the Attendance.

Jan 21 – Received one ton of Coal.

Feb 12 – Sore throats prevalent amongst the children and cause for a poor attendance.

Feb 19 – Admitted Bessie VALLENCE aged 7 and Elsie VALLENCE aged 6 this week.

Feb 25 – As the Hounds met close to the school on Thursday morning I gave a half holiday in the afternoon in accordance with a wish expressed by H.M.I. ?J. BUTT Esq ‘That the children were to have a half holiday when convenient.’

Mar 4 – 25 – Barbara TITE away through illness.

Apr 14 – ‘The teacher is very anxious to have a specimen cupboard. I wd: suggest that the Managers shd: provide her with one as early as they may deem practicable.’ H.M.I. G. GORDON

Apr 15 – Admitted three infants.

Apr 29 – Edwin FANNER left to live in Northamptonshire.

May 12 – Mrs HOOPER and Miss YOUNG visited this afternoon and were much interested in the lesson on ‘The Wallflower’.

May 17 – Readmitted Edwin FANNER as they are not yet leaving Thornhill. Mrs HOOPER and Miss HOOPER visited this afternoon and listened to the lesson on ‘the Water Rat’.

Jul 1 – School closed for the Summer holidays. 23 on the Registers.

Aug 5 – School reopened after four weeks holiday on Monday morning. Bessie VALLENCE, Elsie VALLENCE and Willie VALLENCE have left the school as their parents have left the village. Number on the Registers 20.

Aug 10 – Government Report:

‘Discipline and tone are now good and the work shows improvement since the first visit. Oral Arithmetic needs attention, and the Records of Examination should be kept in a more convenient form.’

Aug 12 – Registers not marked as only 9 were present, it being a very wet morning.

Aug 17 – Pouring rain.

Aug 22 – No school this morning as it was pouring with rain.

Aug 24 – no school this afternoon as the children went to the King Stag Fete.

Sep 2 – Ernest FOX away the whole week.

Sep 9 – Admitted William ANDERSON, Thomas ANDERSON, Alfred ANDERSON, Emily ANDERSON and Agnes ANDERSON this week.

Sep 16 – Only 9 children were present on Monday morning owing to the heavy rain. 9 children were present on Wednesday morning. The rainfall was exceptionally heavy.

Sep 30 – Mrs HOOPER and a Lady visited twice.

Oct 7 – Attendance very poor as the boys were potato picking. Ernest FOX has left as they are going to live at Pulham.

Oct 21 – Agnes ANDERSON away the whole week.

Oct 28 – Agnes ANDERSON away the whole week.

Nov 18 – Josephine TITE away with measles.

Nov 25 – Josephine TITE away.

Dec 2 – Children away with the measles. School closed by order of the Sanitary Authority on account of the measles.

 

1905

Jan 9 – School reopened after being closed for five weeks. Only 12 children present owing to the rough and wet weather.

Jan 16 – Registers not marked this afternoon as only 7 children present – Snow Storm.

Jan 20 – Many of the children are suffering from severe colds.

Feb 10 – Holiday the whole day given by the County Council to commemorate Medal Day for Punctual Attendance. Alfred LANE gained the 1st Class and Willy BURT the 2nd Class medal.

Feb 24 – Admitted Agnes LANE and Ivy LANE on Tuesday afternoon.

Mar 3 – Snow on Tuesday morning.

Apr 7 – Better attendance this week. Number on the books 25. Average for the week 21.6.

Apr 10 – H.M.I. Report:

‘The progress noted last year has been maintained. The weak points in the instruction have been pointed out to the teacher and will doubtless be strengthened before the next visit.’

May 5 – Admitted Mary BAKER aged 6, also readmitted Charles SANSOM aged 5. Numbers on Registers 27. The children are suffering from sever colds. Edith and Dorothy MOGG away with Whooping Cough.

May 9 – School closed on account of the Whooping Cough by order of the Sanitary Authority.

Jun 19 – School reopened. 18 out of 26 present.

Jun 26 – Jesse FRIZZLE, Alfred LANE and Nellie TITE are away Hay making. The children are absent under the ‘Dorset School Attendance Bye-Laws (b)’.

Jul 7 – The rector has this week written to the County Council to know if these children may be legally employed as the school has only opened 238 times from October 1st 1904 tp May 31st 1905.

Jul 14 – The County Council replied to the effect that ‘It was necessary that 250 attendances must be made.’

Jul 21 – Nellie TITE returned to the school this week.

Jul 24 – Jesse FRIZZLE and Alfred LANE returned to school this morning.

Aug 11 – School closed on Thursday as the children were taken to Bournemouth.

Sep 22 – Ida COOMBS away ill on Thursday and Friday.

Oct 6 – Teddie PARSONS away Monday and Tuesday potato picking. Jesse FRIZZLE away potato picking two days and a half. May SANSOM gone to Rampisham.

Oct 13 – Mrs KENT and Miss CROSS visited on Friday afternoon.

Nov 17 – Mrs HOOPER and Miss NICHOLSON visited on Thursday morning. A new cupboard with glass doors was added to the school furniture on Monday morning Nov 12th to be used as a Museum.

Nov 24 – Beatrice PARSONS, Annie PARSONS, Teddie PARSONS have left the school and gone to live at Pulham. There are now 21 children’s names on the registers.

Dec 1 – Miss HENLEY made a present to the school of 20 yds of print and wool for knitting.

Dec 4 – Mr A. RYALL visited on Monday afternoon and spoke to the children relating to the necessity of Regular Attendance.

Dec 8 – The following children gained a First Class Medal and book from the County Council for Unbroken Attendance:-

Agnes ANDERSON, Thomas ANDERSON, Willie BURT.

A day’s holiday was given to the whole school.

 

1906

Jan 15 – School reopened after three weeks recess. Jesse FRIZZLE left being 14 years of age. Nellie TITE left gone to the Wesleyan School. Admitted two boys Tom and Harry SCOVELL.

Jan 26 – Tom ANDERSON, Agnes ANDERSON, Emily ANDERSON and Alfred ANDERSON have left the school as they are gone to live at Sparkford. This makes 10 children’s names being taken off the registers during the present quarter.

Feb 16 – Admitted Alice BURT age 3 on Monday.

Feb 19 – Pouring wet day, only 6 children present. No Registers marked.

Feb 27 – Florence LANE away with an eruption on the face.

Mar 2 – The Rev S. KENT, Mrs KENT and Miss CROSS visited during the week. Florence LANE still away.

Mar 16 – Florence LANE still away.

Mar 23 – Florence LANE still absent.

Mar 30 – Florence LANE still away.

Apr 6 – Florence LANE still absent.

Apr 23 – Florence LANE returned to school. Have marked off Edith and Dorothy MOGG from the Registers as they have left the village. Readmitted May SANSOM who has been out of the village since October 1905.

May 4 – Half a day’s holiday was given by permission of the Managers as the children helped in a Concert given in the schoolroom in the evening.

May 11 – Florence LANE left pro: tem: as she has a certificate of exemption having made 300 attendance yearly for the previous five years. May, Ernest and Charles SANSOM marked off the Registers having left the village.

May 24 – Empire Day. The children attended a short service held in the church when an address was given by the Rector on St George of England. After the service the children were dismissed for a holiday.

Jul 13 – Alfred LANE left to assist in the haymaking having made the necessary 300 attendances.

Jul 20 – Dismissed school for the Summer Holidays.

Aug 19 – School reopened with 17 children.

Aug 31 – Half holiday on Wednesday afternoon as seven of the children went to King Stag’s Fete.

Sep 7 – Taken Dorothy MOGG’s name off the Register as she is going to Sherborne Hospital.

Sep 28 – Dorothy MOGG returned to school.

Oct 12 – Had a fire in school on Tuesday and Wednesday as it was so wet.

Nov 9 – Dorothy and Edith MOGG away this week with bad colds.

Nov 16 – A very wet week but good attendance. Number on books 17. Average 16.3.

Dec 7 – Miss CROSS gave Alfred LANE, George FRIZZLE, Ida COOMBS and Josephine TITE a money prize each for collecting Wild Flowers. The Dicesan Prize for the same object was won by Barbara TITE and Certificates by Alfred LANE and Ida COOMBS.

Dec 14 – The seven following children received 2nd Class Medals and Certificates for making 400 attendances for twelve months:

Willie BURT               428

Maurice LANE            427

Victor FRIZZLE           427

George FRIZZLE        426

Josephine TITE          415

Reginald LANE           403

Ida COOMBS             402

 

1907

Jan 11 – Average 14.2. No: on Books 17

Jan 18 – Average 14.9. No: on Books 17

Jan 25 – Average 14.9. No: on Books 17

Jan 23 – Received 10 faggots of wood.

Feb 1 – Received 30/34 yards of shirting. From Miss HENLEY to be made into garments by the girls for the use of the children.

Feb 7 – Received from Miss HENLEY 2 lbs of black Andulusian [sic] Wool for knitting into stockings for the school children.

Feb 8 – Taken George FRIZZLE’s name off the registers as he is seriously ill. Piano tuned. 16 on the Books, Average 14.5.

Feb 15 – Mrs S.F. HOOPER and Mrs J. HOOPER visited on Tuesday morning.

Mar 8 – Harold FRIZZLE away ill.

Mar 15 – Admitted Willie MOGG – Infant.

Mar 22 – Admitted Edward SCOVELL – Infant. Average 17. Number on Books 18.

Mar 25 – Admitted Edith and Percy BROWN from Holwell School.

Apr 19 – Admitted Mabel, George and Alfred MUNDEN. Number on Books 24. Weekly Average 23.2.

Apr 26 – Wet weather prevented good attendance. Average 20.6.

May 31 – Admitted Florence MOGG aged 4. The Rector took his usual class on Wednesday morning. Number on Books 25. Av: 22.4.

Jul 12 – Alfred LANE left this week. A record attendance, 23.9 out of 24 on registers.

Jul ?10 – H.M. Inspectors Mr DIBBIN and Mr HANDS paid a short visit for measuring the school at 12:45.

Jul 18 – Mr HARDING, one of the County Council Officials, called to take the measurements of the two new Infant Desks which are to be provided.

Sep 6 – number on books 24. Av: 18.8. Agnes LANE away in London. Edith and Dorothy MOGG away in Weymouth. The school has been painted and coloured during the holidays.

Sep 13 – Let the boys do one hour’s gardening on Friday afternoon. Av: 19.

Sep 20 – The four little MOGGs returned to school on Wednesday morning.

Sep 27 – Let the children do gardening the last half hour on Friday afternoon.

Oct 1 – Piano tuned.

Oct 2 – Mr A. RYALL called and checked the Registers.

Oct 3 – Received two Infant Desks.

Scripture Report:

The School continues to do good work. The teaching is careful and conscientious. The children possess a creditable knowledge of Holy Scripture and the Catechism. The Infants are very promising. The abstracts and writing from memory are decidedly good.

Signed: W.E. LANG, Ruri-?decanal Inspector.

Oct 7 – Began school fires.

Oct 18 – Heavy rain.

Nov 1 – School visited by the Revd S.F. HOOPER, Mrs HOOPER, Miss YEATMAN, Miss HALL and Miss SHEPPARD.

Nov 27 – H.M.I. Mr T. BUTT visited in the morning.

Nov 29 – Average 19.1. Received 10 faggots of firewood.

Dec 6 – George MUNDEN has been away ill for three weeks.

Dec 13 – George MUNDEN away. Wet weather causes poor attendance.

 

1908

Jan 6 – Marked George MUNDEN off the register as he is still very ill. Admitted Dorothy BURT age 3 and readmitted Kate MOGG age 4.

Jan 7 – As I am recovering from a severe attack of the throat and chest, I have substituted a spelling lesson for the Nature Lesson, and so lessen the strain of oral teaching for this week.

Jan 24 – A good attendance this week. Average 23.6 out of 24.

Feb 7 – Heard of the sudden death of a brother. The Managers very kindly allowed me to close the school for a week.

Feb 17 – Re-opened school with only 15 present.

Mar 13 – As both Scholars and Mistress were suffering from Influenza the Managers decided to close the school on Tuesday evening. Average 16.1.

Mar 20 – School re-opened on Monday morning. Ida COOMBS, Percy BROWN, Dorothy MOGG, Kate MOGG and Willie MOGG still ill.

Apr 6 – Mabel MUNDEN and Alfred MUNDEN have left, having gone to Piddletrenthide. Admitted Edna CLUETT age 4.

Apr 28 – School reopened with an attendance of 16. A heavy downfall of rain caused this small attendance. Willie BURT left to attend the Wesleyan School in Sturminster.

May 8 – No registers marked on Tuesday the 5th, as a heavy downpour of rain caused only 13 scholars to be present. Number on the books 23. Average 22.4.

May 15 – Admitted Lily DURRANT from ?BOTLEY/NOTLEY/ROSLEY aged 8.

May 22 – Empire Day. The Rector and Mrs HOOPER attended at 11 ?am. The former addressed the children on matters connected with the Empire, after which, the children sang ‘God Save the King’ and ‘Flag of Britain’ in which the Flag was duly saluted. The afternoon was a half-holiday.

Jun 19 – Lily DURRANT left, having gone to ?BOTLEY.

Jun 29 – George FRIZZLE left for haymaking having made 250 attendances necessary from Oct: 1st 1907 to May 31st ’08.

Jul 3 – Took the elder scholars this afternoon at 3:30 to see the mechanism of the restored five bells in the church tower. Mr BARBER explained how the bells were rung, and a pleasant and instructive half hour was spent.

Aug 21 – Readmitted George FRIZZLE. Ida COOMBS left being 14 years of age. I have crossed off the names of the three following girls:

Edith and Kate MOGG who are at Weymouth, Agnes LANE who is in London. Attendance good, 21 on Registers. Average 20.9. Admitted Lily FRIZZLE age 3.

Sep 4 – Heavy rains prevented a good attendance. Av: 17.6.

Sep 11 – Edith and Kate MOGG returned to school. Av: 20.6. On books 23.

Sep 18 – Mrs HOOPER brought three visitors on Friday afternoon.

Oct 19 – Started school fires. Only 14 present as it was pouring with rain.

Nov 6 – George FRIZZLE left being over 14.

Dec 18 – Nothing special to report. Ida COOMBS and Josephine TITE won a prize each for collecting wild flowers. It consisted of a book given by the Bishop of Salisbury. The Class was undertaken by Miss CROSS, who gave the following children a book each for the same purpose:-

Victor FRIZZLE, George FRIZZLE, Percy BROWN, Edith BROWN, Ivy LANE, Reginald LANE and Harry SCOVELL.

 

1909

Jan 11 – Katherine MATCHAM has left until finer weather. Number on reisters 21. Av: 18.2.

Jan 29 – The Revd HARRISON of London gave the children a Short Address on Wednesday morning.

Feb 12 – Admitted Gordon DAY.

Feb 19 – Coughs and colds are prevalent amongst the children.

Feb 26 – Received a ton of coal Tuesday 23rd. Registers not marked as it is Ash Wednesday. Took the children to church in the morning and had half a day’s holiday in the afternoon. Sever colds amongst the children. Six were away the whole week. Average 13.5.

Mar 3 – Only three boys attended owing to an unusually heavy fall of Snow.

Mar 4 – One boy attended. No school was kept on these two days.

Mar 5 – Eight children were present in the morning and seven in the afternoon. The registers were not marked.

Mar 12 – Admitted Claude BESSANT from King Stag, age 7 years. Mrs HOOPER tested the Registers on Wednesday. Average 19.6. No: on Books 22.

Mar 19 – Transferred six boys from the Infant Class on Wednesday. Average 20.

Mar 26 – Gordon DAY left to go to work after having been on the Registers six weeks.

Apr 8 – The boys worked for one hour in the garden on Wednesday morning and also one hour in the afternoon.

Apr 19 – Admitted Albert HANNS and Sydney HANNS [later listed as MANNS] from Stalbridge Weston, also Cecil ORCHARD (Infant). Edith BROWN left (over 15).

May 7 – Mrs HOOPER visited on Thursday afternoon. Miss CROSS inspected the wild flowers brought by the children on Monday afternoon.

May 14 – Dr MANNING visited and examined Cecil ORCHARD and Lily FRIZZLE.

May 24 – Empire Day. Half a day’s holiday in the afternoon.

Jun 9 – Piano tuned.

Jun 18 – The Drill has been taken for the last two weeks by Postman LAKE.

Jun 25 – The Rector took his usual class and three Drill Lessons by Mr LAKE.

Jul1 – Scripture Exam: postponed owing to the illness of the Revd LONG.

Jul 9 – Mrs HOOPER called the Registers.

Jul 23 – School closed for four weeks Summer holiday.

Aug 23 – School reopened with 20 present. Readmitted Agnes LANE who has been in London for twelve months and has attended no school during that time.

Aug 27 – Dorothy MOGG, Willie MOGG and Kate MOGG are at Weymouth.

Sep 3 – The Rector took the Scripture on Wednesday morning. Mr LAKE took the Drill. Mr ROSE called on Friday to hear of the attendance.

Sep 29 – School visited by H.M. Head Inspector H.F. DIBBEN Esq at 10 a.m.

Oct 1 – Willie MOGG, Dorothy MOGG and Kate MOGG returned to school Wednesday morning.

Oct 8 – Number on Books 24. Average 23.2.

Oct 15 – Claude BESSANT left – gone to Chepstow.

Oct 28 – Mr A. RYALL visited in the afternoon.

Oct 29 – Mrs HOOPER visited in the afternoon. Maurice LANE absent through illness. Percy BROWN absent ill.

Nov 5 – Maurice LANE away ill.

Nov 12 – Maurice LANE away ill. John MOGG away ill.

Nov 19 – Maurice LANE, Edith MOGG, John MOGG, Lily FRIZZLE absent with bad throats.

Nov 25 – Dr MANNING visited and examined three children.

Dec 2 – School visited on Thursday morning by H.M.I. T. BUTT. Report:

Much of the work of this small school is creditable. Reading, Handwriting, Spelling, and Written Composition have improved but Arithmetic still needs much attention. The lessons in geography and history are made interesting and due attention is given to local knowledge. Great pains have been taken to make Nature Study practical and the Boys take a keen interest in the School flower garden. The Infants’ Class is making very fair progress, except in the Elements of Number and Drawing. The instruction in these subjects should be simplified, and only such examples as are within the children’s grasp should be attempted.

Dec 21 – Each of the 25 children was presented with a pair of strong boots by the Rector, the Revd S.F. HOOPER.

 

1910

Jan 12 – Admitted Hugh SCOVELL age 5.

Jan 28 – 26 on Books. Average 21.6.

Feb 11 – Edith, Dorothy, Willie, Kate and John MOGG are away suffering from Eczema. Dr ENSOR attends them.

Feb 18 – Received the second ton of coal.

Feb 25 – Heavy storms prevented a good attendance.

Mar 12 – The five children named MOGG returned this week. Influenza prevalent. Poor attendance.

Mar 5 – Admitted Irene BROWN and Edith BROWN.

Mar 11 – Number on Books 28. Average 26.

Mar 18 – Irene and Edith BROWN away the whole week. Reggie LANE absent four afternoons Bird keeping. Average 24.6.

May 6 – Admitted George William CHAPPEL on Tuesday morning age 5. School closed for the day on Monday by permission of the Managers.

May 6 – King Edward VI [This should be ‘VII’.] died at Buckingham Palace.

May 30 – Admitted five children who wander about in vans.

Jun 4 – The five children admitted last week have left.

Jun 10 – Owing to the heavy rains and the good condition of the soil, extra gardening, such as cutting the banks, weeding, transplanting seedlings and adding fresh soil, has been done this week intermittently between the ordinary lessons. This finishes the gardening for the summer.

Jun 17 – Agnes LANE has left being over 14 years of age.

Jun 24 – Maurice LANE left being 14 years old.

Jun 30 – Took the whole school to celebrate Empire Day in Sturminster.

Jul 4 – Scripture Report:

In spite of the youthfulness of many of the scholars, and a curtailed period of preparation, the children have acquitted themselves most creditably. There is an abundance of promise of excellent results in the coming year. The teaching is most careful and conscientiously imparted. The tone and discipline are excellent.

Signed: William Edward LONG, Rural-decanal Inspector.

Jul 12 – Maud HOOPER tested registers and found them correct.

Sep 5 – The Right Revd H.W. YEATMAN-BIGGES, Bishop of Worcester and Lord of the Manor of Stock Gaylord and Lydlinch, honoured the school with a visit this morning, and in a few kindly words to the children, alluded to the growth of the Oak Tree on the Common, which was planted on Sep: 9th 1902 in commemoration of the Coronation of the late King Edward VII.

Sep 9 – Readmitted Harold FRIZZLE who has been in Temple Combe Hospital.

Sep 21 – Clifford CLUETT died aged 3 years 10 months from Consumption of the brain.

Sep 23 – Mrs HOOPER invited the whole school to tea at the rectory on Saturday Sep: 24th.

Oct 14 – Began school fires as it was a cold, pouring wet day.

Nov 4 – Edith MOGG has been absent for three weeks owing to her mother’s illness.

Nov 11 – Number on the Registers 18 in the Upper group and 8 Infants – Total 26.

Dec 9 – Heavy rain on Friday morning. 16 present.

Dec 16 – Heavy rain prevented some of the children coming to school.

Dec 22 – Mrs HOOPER presented the children with their Medals and Prizes before closing for the Xmas Holidays.

1st Class Medals – Alec BURT, Dorothy BURT, Ernest FRIZZLE

2nd Class Medals – Tom SCOVELL, Walter SCOVELL, Edward SCOVELL, Harold FRIZZLE, Edna CLUETT.

 

1911

Jan 16 – Children suffering with severe colds and coughs.

Feb 10 – Number on Books 27. Av: 26.2.

Feb 13 – Albert MANNS and Sydney MANNS [19.4.1909 given as HANNS]  have left the village – gone to Fivehead Neville.

Feb 25 – Reggie LANE left being 14 years.

Mar 10 – Tom SCOVELL, Walter SCOVELL, Edward SCOVELL, Hugh SCOVELL have gone to live at Charlton Marshall.

Apr 13 – Percy BROWN left having reached the age limit.

Apr 24 – 20 on the Registers.

May 24 – Empire Day. Half a day’s holiday in the afternoon.

Jun 16 – School closed for Coronation Holiday by request of the King George V.

Jul 3 – Admitted Gilbert TUFFIN, Ivy TUFFIN and Eva ORCHARD, all being un der five years of age.

Jul 6 – Scripture Report:

This school is very well taught, the children receiving individual attention. The Repetition is very good and the writing from memory Excellent. The Singing is very tuneful, and the articulation most satisfactory.

Signed: William Edward LONG, Ruri-decanal Inspector.

Jul 14 – Irene BROWN away with a sore throat.

Sep 1 – Ivy LANE absent through illness for three days.

Sep 11 – School closed on Monday afternoon as Mrs CROFTON of Thornhill invited the children to a tea party to join pupils of Stalbridge and Stalbridge Weston schools. Ivy LANE and Irene BROWN still away – the latter girl suffering from asthma.

Sep 15 – Mr A. ROSE enquired personally about the attendance.

Oct 2 – Piano tuned. Fire lit as it was so cold.

Dec 1 – Admitted lily, Victoria, Hilda and Susie DURRANT from Holwell. Number on Registers 26.

Dec 20 – Mrs S.F. HOOPER gave the children their medals and prizes for attendance this afternoon.

 

1912

Jan 17 – No registers marked, as owing to the heavy rain only 9 children were present.

Jan 18 – Not a child came to school owing to the heavy fall of snow.

Jan 19 – Registers not marked as only 7 children were present in the morning and 9 in the afternoon. Dr H.C. MANNING examined a few children in accordance with The Medical Inspection Rules.

Jan 20 – School washed.

Feb 9 – Heavy rains.

Feb 16 – Edith BROWN away ill. Ivy LANE away with a bad heel. Gilbert TUFFIN away ill. Heavy rain prevented a good attendance.

Feb 17 – School washed.

Feb 19 – Ivy LANE and Gilbert TUFFIN returned.

Mar 1 – Miss B. TITE away with a severe cold for four days. Heavy rains throughout the week prevent good attendance.

Mar 4 – Miss B. TITE present in the morning, absent in the afternoon owing to the tempestuous weather. 18 children present in the morning and 16 in the afternoon.

Mar 5 – Heavy rain all day.

Mar 8 – Heavy rain all day. 10 present in the morning, 11 in the afternoon.

Mar 25 – Miss YEATMAN and Miss _ YEATMAN asked to hear the children sing the songs taught for the ‘Singing Contest’ at Sherborne on April 1st.

Apr 1 – Took 17 children to Sherborne to compete in the ‘Singing Contest’. Marks obtained 39 out of 80.

Apr 15 – Admitted Arthur, Elsie and Tom MOWLEM from Glanvilles Wootton. Also readmitted Kathleen MATCHAM from Stock. Admitted Gerald CROCKER. Ivy LANE and Albert LANE have left as they are gone to live at Holwell. School visited by H.M.I. T. BUTT Esq who suggested that the walls of the school and the oofices should be whitewashed, also that a chocolate dado should be added to the schoolroom walls.

Apr 22 – Admitted Godfrey HUNT from Holwell. Number on Books 30.

May 3 – Edith MOGG left having passed the examination for Labour Certificate.

May 17 – The children weeded the garden on Friday afternoon as there had been a fall of rain the day before.

May 24 – Empire Day. Kathleen MATCHEM, Elsie MOWLEM, Edith BROWN and Willie MOGG away the whole of the week through illness.

Jun 3 – Elsie MOWLEM away through illness.

Jun 7 – Kathleen MATCHEM absent two days.

Jun 14 – Kathleen MATCHEM absent the whole week. The reason given is that her mother is ill. Robert MOWLEM absent through illness.

Jun 25 – 10 children present in the morning owing to heavy rain.

Jul 12 – Kathleen MATCHEM gone for a holiday with her parents.

Jul 19 – Kathleen MATCHEM still away. Godfrey HUNT absent two days.

Aug 26 – During the holidays the Walls of the School have been coloured and the ceiling repaired and whitewashed.

Aug 30 – Lily DURRANT returned to school on Wednesday. Irene BROWN away this week ill. The children weeded the garden on Tuesday afternoon and cut the grass.

Oct 7 – Started school fires.

Oct 9 – Half holiday to prepare the room for Concert in aid of a new Piano for School use.

Nov 8 – Victoria DURRANT and Daisy MOGG away with bad heels.

Nov 19 – New Piano bought from Messrs GODFREY and Co, Yeovil. 7 was raised by Concerts, 4 allowed for the old piano and a Grant of 6 from the Dorset Educational Committee.

Nov 18 – Registers sent to the educational Offices.

Nov 21 – Registers returned without any remarks.

Nov 25 – Ton of coal brought to the school.

Nov 29 – Heavy rain caused a poor attendance. Edith BROWN away with spots on her. Elsie MOWLEM away with a bad heel.

Dec 6 – Elsie MOWLEM away with a bad heel.

Dec 13 – Elsie MOWLEM still away. Daisy MOGG, Ivy TUFFIN, Bertie TUFFIN and Eva ORCHARD away with spots on their bodies. These four are infants.

Dec 19 – The four infants at school this week.

Dec 18 – Lily DURRANT fell senseless on the back of her head during a Class Lesson. She soon recovered, but was afterwards taken with sickness which lasted until she went home at 12 with Miss B. TITE.

Dec 19 – The Prizes and Medals were given to the children at the close of the afternoon school. Alec BURT and Ernest FRIZZLE were the recipients of a Bronze Medal each for Perfect Attendance for five years.

Receivers of 1st Class Medals: Alec BURT, Ernest FRIZZLE, Lily FRIZZLE, Cecil ORCHARD, Dorothy BURT.

Receivers of 2nd Class Medals: Emily BURT, Edna CLUETT, Harold FRIZZLE.

 

1913

Jan 6 – Kathleen MATCHAM away the whole week.

Jan 16 – Kathleen MATCHAM still absent.

Jan 20 – Heavy rain – 12 present in the morning, 16 in the afternoon.

Jan 31 – Kathleen MATCHAM away.

Feb 7 – Kathleen MATCHAM away.

Feb 11 – Dr MANNING examined the following:

Arthur MOWLEM, Willie BURT, Herbert TUFFIN, Lily DURRANT, Hilda DURRANT, Ivy TUFFIN.

Feb 13-17 – E.A. FORSE away through illness.

Feb 18 – E.A. FORSE away through illness. Certificate from the Doctor sent by the Correspondent to the Educational Offices at Dorchester.

Feb 19 – E.A. FORSE resumed school duties.

Feb 17 – Ton of coal brought for school use.

Feb 28 – The school was closed for the day owing to a Confirmation being held at the church by the Bishop of Wilts and Dorset Dr RIDGEWAY.

Mar 11-25 – E.A. FORSE away through illness being the after effects of Influenza.

Mar 25 – Several children away with sever colds and Whooping Cough.

Mar 31 – I took charge of this school on the afternoon of this day – E. BRIANT

Apr 1 – Admitted two children Elsie and Hilda SHEHERD. One girl has been readmitted this week.

Apr 14 – E.A. FORSE resumed charge of school after five weeks absence. Admitted Evelyn LANE age 5.

May 5 – Admitted Louisa DOWNTON, Percy DOWNTON and Frederick DOWNTON from Godmanstone.

May 19 – Admitted Frances Lilian MOGG age 3.

May 23 – Addressed the children on the subject of Empire Day. Then marched them passed The union Jack which they saluted and afterwards they sang ‘God Save the King’ and ‘Oh God our Help in Ages Past’. Presented Alec BURT and Ernest FRIZZLE with a silver watch each for their making a Perfect Attendance for five years. The money was given by three residents in the parish viz: Mrs S.F. HOOPER, Miss SHEPPARD and E.A. FORSE.

May 26 – Irene BROWN returned to school after an illness of ten weeks.

Jun 13 – 35 children on the Registers.

Jul 4 – Holiday, so that E.A. FORSE could attend the ‘Nature Exhibition’ of Elementary Children’s Work held in connection with ‘The Royal Agricultural Show’ in Bristol.

Jul 20 – Arthur MOWLEM and Godfrey HUNT away this week hay-making.

Jul 31 – Arthur MOWLEM left age 13 having passed the examination for a labour Certificate.

Sep 1 – Alec BURT left to go to Foster’s Grammar School, Sherborne, having gained a Junior County Scholarship at the age of 10. Lily DURRANT absent the whole week as her mother is in Sherborne Hospital. Elsie MOWLEM away in London. Owing to heavy rain all day Friday, only 21 children were present.

Sep 17 – Irene BROWN away since Tuesday morning ill. Willie MOGG age 11 absent Monday and Friday working for Mr ATKINS.

Sep 26 - Lily DURRANT and Kathleen MATCHAM away the whole week.

Sep 29 – Louisa DOWNTON, Percy DOWNTON and Fred DOWNTON gone to Came to live.

Oct 3 – Dr MANNING visited from 9:45 to 11 am; by his orders Hilda and Elsie SHEPPARD, also Hilda DURRANT are to absent themselves from school until told to return by the Medical Authority. Lily FRIZZLE away through illness, attended by Dr ENSOR.

Oct 17 – Ivy TUFFIN away with a bad cough. Irene BROWN fell on her face and hurt herself too severely to return to school on Wednesday. The occurrence happened on her way home from school.

Oct 24 – Lily FRIZZLE returned to school. Godfrey HUNT away since Monday.

Oct 21 – Started school fires.

Nov 6 – One ton of coal brought.

Nov 5 – School closed for two days so that E.A. FORSE could attend the funeral of her sister.

Dec 16 – Mrs Jim MOGG paid me a visit and abused me in a most alarming fashion – because I fund fault with her keeping Dorothy away all day Monday and for other reasons.

Dec 19 – 1 ton of coal brought.

 

1914

Jan 5 – School reopened. 25 present out of 31.

Jan 9 – Dorothy MOGG and Lily DURRANT absent the whole week – also John MOGG who is attending the Eye Hospital at Weymouth.

Jan 16 – Lily DURRANT away the whole week.

Jan 20 – Admitted Ivy Olive SHEPPARD age 5.

Jan 21 – Gilbert TUFFIN taken ill at school on Tuesday afternoon, absent the rest of the week. Irene BROWN absent Thursday and Friday, also Lily FRIZZLE – not well said to be the cause. Daisy MOGG absent four days.

Feb 2 – Received new clock.

Feb 13 – Victoria DURRANT and Gilbert TUFFIN away ill.

Feb 20 – Admitted Frederick HANSFORD, Alice HANSFORD, Harry HANSFORD and Frank HANSFORD from Cerne ABBAS. Books arrived from Arnold of Leeds. Now on Registers 36.

Feb 27 – Miss CROSS visited.

Mar 9 – Started to learn the songs for the Singing Contest April 4th. The four HANSFORDs have gone to Hillfield.

Mar 12 – Ton of coal brought.

Mar 13 – H.M.I. Dr H.W. IRVINE paid his first visit to this school and remained from 9.40 a.m. to 12.20.

Mar 20 – The Rector gave his usual lesson in Scripture on Wednesday morning. Half Holiday Friday afternoon as the Medals and Prizes were given to the children in the evening by Miss Alice HOOPER.

Mar 27 – Mrs GADERDEN of Holwell Manor visited at 2.30 Friday afternoon and accompanied the children in their Concert Songs. She expressed herself as being greatly pleased at their improvement. Mrs GADERDEN will play for them at Sherborne. Miss WHERRY the Lady Dentist examined the children’s teeth this morning.

Apr 6 – Took 22 children to Sherborne in the morning as they had entered for ‘The Singing Contest’ and were successful in winning the Silver Rose Bowl with 121 marks. The registers were marked, this being allowed.

Apr 9 – Miss A.E. WHERRY the Lady Dentist visited the school for the first time and examined the teeth of each child. This seems to contradict the entry for Mar 27.

Apr 20 – School reopened [after the Easter break] with 32 present.

 

May 1 – School Report written by H.M.I. Dr H.W. IRVINE:

The Infants are taught in a room by themselves, but are not in the charge of a teacher possessing a qualification under the Code; they appear, however, to have made capital progress in all essentials.

There is a pleasant atmosphere of life and movement about this little school as a whole. The mistress is devoted to her work, and succeeds in arousing the activities of the children to a marked degree.

The older children speak well, read with fair fluency, and with intelligence and natural emphasis.

They write fairly neatly, and express themselves in writing with fairly good success.

They have no dictionaries, and it is hoped that this want may soon be supplied.

Drawing is fairly done, but some quite good brush work has been accomplished; too much of the scale drawing has been copied from cards, and this practice should be discontinued. Nature Observation has received much attention, and good notes have been made by the children. Arithmetic is on sensible lines; more care should be exercised in written Arithmetic to make the processes clear by means of accurate statement; the children have fair ability in mental calculation.

A great deal of Needlework is done, and the aesthetic side of this subject id developed by the girls being allowed to ornament the garments they make with embroidery made by them selves; at the same time the practical side is not neglected, and the girls are really capable workers.

The playground is mostly grassed, and is soppy in wet weather: it would be advantageous if some additional impervious surface could be provided.

 

May 8 – Lily DURRANT left having reached the age of 14.

May 11 – Admitted Alec and Edith CHAPPLE age 5 and 7.

May 18 – Admitted Mildred DURRANT age 4 and Wilfred MOGG age 3. Numbers on the registers 35.

May 19 – H.M. Assistant Inspector Mr WALSH paid his first visit to this school this afternoon arriving at 1.35 and leaving at 3.45. He examined the children in Reading – History – Geography and Composition. He also heard them sing.

May 20 – Holy Thursday. Took the children to church. Holiday in the afternoon.

May 25 – Empire Day – Gave the children an address on the Empire for one of the morning lessons and the school was dismissed for the usual half a days holiday.

May 28 – Mrs HOOPER brought Mrs J. HOOPER to hear the children sing.

Jun 15 – Mrs HOOPER made a short visit.

Jun 17 – Irene BROWN and Elsie MOWLEM absent the whole week.

Jul 16 – Piano tuned.

Jul 27 – Mrs HOOPER visited and was much interested in the Drawings and Brushwork done by the children.

Jul 30 – School closed for the Summer Holidays.

Aug 31 – Reopened the school under sad circumstances as England is at war with Germany.

Admitted three little children whose home is in Hong-Kong viz: Dora ARIS, Eleanor ARIS, Herbert ARIS. These three little ones were too late on Tuesday afternoon to be marked on the registers.

Sep 11 – Evelyn LANE left – gone to live with her parents at Stourton Caundle.

A heavy downfall of rain in the night was taken advantage of by the whole of the elder scholars on Thursday morning by the weeding, transplanting, lawn-mowing, hedge-cutting and a general tidying up of the school flower garden. Miss CROSS visited on Friday afternoon.

Sep 15 – Seven girls attend the Cookery Class at Sturminster Newton Church of England Girls’ School every Tuesday under the supervision of Miss HOLBERTON.

Sep 18 – Dr McCLAREN visited and examined 14 children at 1.40pm. For some unaccountable reason the following children were too late to be marked – Dorothy MOGG, Frances MOGG, Wilfred MOGG, Elsie SHEPPARD, Hilda SHEPPARD, Ivy SHEPPARD, Victoria DURRANT.

Sep 25 – Elsie SHEPPARD away by order of Dr McCLAREN.

Oct 5 – Potato picking interfered with the attendance this week.

Oct 9 – Elsie SHEPPARD having reached the age of fourteen [‘left’?].

Oct 16 – Irene BROWN absent suffering from asthmas. Bad colds have caused poor attendance.

Oct 23 – Mrs HOOPER visited Thursday morning. Hilda and ivy SHEPPARD away the whole week for no stated reason. Irene BROWN returned to school on Thursday morning.

Oct 30/Nov 1 – George, Edith and Alec CHAPPEL left, having gone to live at Chawton in Hampshire.

Nov 18 – One ton of coal brought.

Nov 27 – Hilda and Ivy SHEPPARD were too late to be marked on Thursday afternoon. Kathleen MATCHAM away the whole week owing to her mother’s illness.

Nov 30 – Heavy rain caused poor attendance.

Dec 3 – Godfrey HUNT left having reached the age of 14.

Dec 18 – Eleanor ARIS, Dora ARIS and Herbert ARIS left – gone to London.

 

1915

Jan 11 – Admitted Edward and Beatrice VALLENCE from Buckland Newton.

Jan 18 – Ton of coal brought.

Jan 29 – Ivy and Gilbert TUFFIN away through illness.

Feb 5 – Violet DURRANT left having gone to North Morten in Berks.

Feb 17 – Ash Wednesday. The Rector took a Children’s Service in the school in the morning as it was such heavy rain. No school in the afternoon.

Feb 19 – Miss CROSS visited in this afternoon. Received Schedule to say that Willie MOGG had passed the examination for a Labour Certificate.

Feb 23 – Admitted Dora JOHNSON age 4 years.

Feb 26 – Willie MOGG left school.

Mar 5 – Sent home Dora JOHNSTON and Hilda SHEPPARD as they were coughing incessantly.

Mar 12 – Bad coughs and colds prevalent, poor attendance in consequence.

Mar 15 – 13 children present, but the coughing was so incessant that school routine greatly hampered. The Rector therefore telegraphed to the Head Quarters in London that the school would be closed until Wednesday morning.

Mar 17 – 13 present – coughs still severe, registers marked.

Mar 19 – Several children away all the week. Mrs E.M. GADESDEN practised with the children the songs which they are going to sing at the coming Competition in Sherborne on Friday March 26th.

Mar 26 – Hilda SHEPPARD, Ivy SHEPPARD and Dora JOHNSTON have left, having gone to Mere. School closed for 16 of the children to attend the Singing Competition in Sherborne. The Silver Rose Bowl was again won by 50 marks out of 80.

Apr 12 – 25 on the registers.

Apr 16 – Mr F. ATKINS called to see me on Tuesday morning to say that he was giving Edmund VALLENCE age 12 years in his employ four shillings per week. I have therefore marked off the boy’s name from the registers.

May 13 – Ascension Day. Took the children to church as usual. No registers marked. Holiday in the afternoon.

Jun 7 – Admitted Nellie KNOWLES and Winifred FRIZZLE both 5 years of age.

Jun 11 – The children spent this morning weeding, digging up the path, trimming banks and hedges, transplanting seedlings in the school garden.

Jun 16 – School closed all day ad the Mistress took 15 of the older children by Motor Bus to Dorchester where they were shown over through the courtesy of C. BONE Esqr the County Council Offices. The lodgings of Judge JEFFRY’s were visited, also the Museum, where objects of great interest were keenly observed by the children. Unfortunately, the time limit prevented the amphitheatre and Maumbury Rings being seen, but the barracks were amply stared at and greatly interested the lads.

Jun 25 – Heard that George FRIZZLE (one of three brothers who were educated by the present mistress and who had enlisted at the beginning of the war) had been killed in the trenches at Sedd-ul-Bahr in the Dardenelles on June 21, 1915.

Aug 9 – School reopened after five weeks holiday. Irene and Edith BROWN have left as they are leaving the neighbourhood.

Aug 13 – The school has been thoroughly done up during the holidays, the walls being coloured, the ceiling whitened and parts of the room painted where necessary. The outdoor offices have also been repaired and whitewashed.

Aug 27 – Elsie MOWLEM left, Number on books 25.

Aug 31 – Harold and Winifred FRIZZLE away the whole of the week. Lily FRIZZLE absent Thursday and Friday.

Sep 24 – Admitted Albert BURT age 3. Mrs WITHERS Head Mistress of Turnworth School visited the whole day.

Sep 30 – School closed for the day as it was the Harvest Festival.

Oct 8 – Edmund VALLENCE and Beatrice VALLENCE marked off the registers as they have left Lydlinch. Nellie KNOWLES has also left, gone to Surrey.

Oct 7 – ton of coal and ton of coke brought.

Oct 18 – Had a fire in the large room. John MOGG marked absent as it was 2.30 before he came in.

Nov 5 – A dispute took place in the dinner hour between the MOGGs and the DURRANTs, which resulted by the MOGGs absenting themselves from afternoon school.

Nov 29 – Admitted May JEANS from the C.C. School at Weymouth. [This entry repeated Dec 3.]

Dec 22 – The following children gained prizes for perfect attendance:

Ernest FRIZZLE          9 years

Cecil ORCHARD        4 years

John MOGG                2 years

Edith BROWN            1 year

Dorothy BURT            6 years

Emily BURT                3 years

Eva ORCHARD          2 years

For making 97 percent of Attendance:

Frances MOGG

Daisy MOGG

Mildred BURT

 

1916

Jan 10 – Reopened school. Harold FRIZZLE absent for the whole week. Also Kate MOGG who had been to Sherborne Hospital for the tonsils to be attended to.

Jan 21 – Received from Messrs VAUGHTON 7 1st Class medals, 3 2nd Class, 1 bronze star and 1 bar for the children’s attendances. ?Dolly FRIZZLE away the whole week ill. Bertie TUFFIN away four days. Nearly all the children have sever coughs.

Jan 24 – Admitted Cecil and Howard BROWN. Ivy and Berrtie TUFFIN away the whole week through illness.

Jan 25 – Gave the children their medals.

Jan 31 – Admitted Ivy Mary BROWN.

Feb 9 – Sent Howard BROWN to be washed at 1.30 as he was splashed with mud. His father paid me a visit and Howard did not return to school until the next morning when he brought me a letter of rebuke from his mother.

Feb 18 – Kathleen MATCHAM absent two days this week, also Bertie TUFFIN.

Feb 25 – The following children were absent on Thursday owing to a heavy fall of snow – Kathleen MATCHAM, Hilda, Susie and May DURRANT, Ivy and Bertie TUFFIN, also Robert MOWLEM.

Feb 28 – The above named children absent through the roads being covered with snow.

Mar 3 – Heavy snowfalls during the week. Kathleen MATCHAM, Hilda DURRANT, Ivy and Bertie TUFFIN absentees throughout the week.

Mar 6 - The Revd RUSH-Missioner paid a short visit with the Rector. Admitted Charles, Linda and Margery GOULD.

Mar 24 – Alfred LANE an old scholar now a Private in the Dorsets visited this Friday afternoon.

Mar 28 – Mr AXE from Messrs GODFREY came this afternoon to tune the piano, but could not do so as the notes refused to sound – evidently caused by the damp.

Apr 2 – Cecil BROWN, Howard BROWN and Ivy BROWN left – gone to Stalbridge.

Apr 3 – Gilbert TUFFIN returned to school after an absence of a week through some complaint not specified.

Apr 7 – Edna CLUETT left, after nine years attendance, to go to Lord Digby’s School at Sherborne.

Apr 14 – Ernest FRIZZLE left after nine years perfect attendance. He was at the school for ten years and has gained an Excellent Record for Good Conduct.

May 1 – Admitted Raymond DAWE and Wilfred Orchard.

May 4 – Admitted Dorothy LANE.

May 12 – Poor attendance owing to bad colds and coughs.

May 19 – Eva ORCHARD and Millicent BURT have lost their Perfect Attendance Medla through an illness which caused earache.

May 26 – Eva and Wilfred ORCHARD absent suffering from abscesses. Wilfred MOGG absent through a sever cough.

Jun 9 – John MOGG had part of the top of his finger and the whole of the nail torn off through the wind banging the school door together on Friday morning. I at once sent him to Dr ENSOR. Attendance deplorable 74.6 [%].

Jun 30 – Mr A. ROSE [Attendance Officer] visited re the poor attendance of late in answer to my remarks referring to Ivy and Gilbert TUFFIN.

Jul 11 – This afternoon Mr J. COLES a Member of the Brantford (Canada) Board of Education visited and was much interested in the methods taught in the school which compared favourably with those of Brantford. He addressed the children and pointed out to them the great opportunities to be found for men and boys on the land in Canada.

Sep 14 – Mr ROSE visited and told Tom MOWLEM that he was to attend school regularly.

Sep 15 – Messrs GODFREY, Pianoforte Manufacturers of Yeovil, sent two of their men to overhaul the school piano as, at times, the notes would not sound. It took them from 9.40 to 2.45.

Sep 25 – A heavy fall of rain all day Friday.

Oct 13 – The Revd M.J. RUSH – Missioner in connection with the National Mission of Repentance and Hope visited with the Rector and gave a short address to the children.

Oct 17 – Started school fires as it was a pouring wet day and cold.

Nov 3 – Terrific storms and wind throughout the week.

Nov 10 – Heavy rain and floods prevented a few of the children from attending regularly.

Nov 9 – Mr MITCHELL [crossed through] fixed a new pump and put in a pane of glass.

Nov 17 – In spite of bitterly cold weather and rough gales the attendance reached 94 percent.

Dec 8 – Bertie TUFFIN and Stella GOULD absent the whole week.

Dec 15 – Fairly good attendance in spite of severely cold frosty weather.

Dec 19 – An airship passing close to the school gave many of the children their first opportunity of seeing one, as it was not flying at a very high altitude.

Dec 20 – The Rector attended in the morning and gave the following children Prizes for Perfect Attendances. The Prizes were given by the Rector as the Educational Committee has not done so this year.

Prize Winners:

Dorothy BURT            7 years

Cecil ORCHARD        5 years

Emily BURT                            

Eva ORCHARD

M. BURT

 

1917

Jan 9 – School visited in the morning by Nurse GODDARD who gave a short address and instruction on keeping the hair clean.

Jan 12 – Sent Wilfred MOGG home on Monday morning on account of his violent coughing.

Jan 26 – Intensely cold weather. This has been the coldest week since 1881.

Feb 1 – The second ton of coal brought.

Feb 9 – Several children away through illness.

Feb 16 – 10 children away ill by the doctor’s orders suffering from Jaundice, severe coughs and Bronchitis. Percent of attendance 60.

Feb 23 – The same 10 children away this week. Admitted Harriet and Eric GALE from Mere.

Mar 2 – Kate, John, Frances and Wilfred MOGG returned to school. Also Cecil, Eva and Wilfred ORCHARD. Raymond DAWE absent through illness.

Mar 5 – Daisy MOGG returned after an absence of five weeks through illness. Present for one day only throughout the week.

Mar 9 – A heavy fall of snow. As only seven children were present I closed the school for the rest of the day.

Mar 12 – Poor attendance. A heavy fog. Absentees: Kate MOGG, Jack MOGG, Hilda DURRANT, Susie DURRANT, May DURRANT, Cecil ORCHARD, Wilfred ORCHARD, Kathleen MATCHAM, Ivy TUFFIN, Bertie TUFFIN, Linda GOULD, Millie BURT, the latter two being ill.

Mar 16 – Bertie TUFFIN returned to school on Wednesday morning after an absence of nearly five weeks.

Mar 23 – Ivy TUFFIN returned to school. A heavy fall of snow interfered with the attendance on Thursday morning.

Apr 16 – Cecil ORCHARD, Eva ORCHARD, Lily FRIZZLE away, suffering from Yellow Jaundice. Sent Susie DURRANT home as she became ill after prayers. Admitted Olive MATCHAM.

Apr 16 – Received the 3rd ton of coal.

Apr 27 – All the children have returned to school with the exception of Eva ORCHARD who is still ill.

Apr 26 – Piano tuned by Mr ?COAKER organist of Shaftesbury Church.

May 16 – The School Nurse visited the school and she gave orders for the following children to be excluded for 10 days when she will again examine them: Kate, Daisy, Frances, John and Wilfred MOGG.

May 25 – Eva ORCHARD returned to school after an absence of six weeks through illness.

Jun 1 – Kate MOGG and Kathleen MATCHAM have both left being 14 years of age. Nurse TOUGH paid a second visit and examined the children who were excluded.

Jun 5 – Admitted Mary CLUETT an infant.

Jun 6 – H.M.I. Dr H.W. IRVINE visited for a few minutes this morning in connection with the starting of ‘A War Savings’.

Jun 29-Jul 13 – Raymond DAWE absent with a bad throat.

Aug 20 – School reopened. 30 on the Registers. Admitted Gladys MOGG age 4.

Aug 28 – Admitted Bertha MATCHAM.

Sep 12 – Admitted Dora WHITE an infant.

Sep 26 – School closed today Wednesday until Monday October 8th so that the children may be useful in potato lifting and apple picking. This holiday is the children’s due as they only had two days at Whitsuntide and four weeks in the summer.

Oct 5-Oct 12 – School closed by order of Dr HOLLICK owing to an outbreak of Chicken Pox.

Oct 19 – School still closed.

Oct 13 – Piano tuned by Mr COAKER.

Oct 22 – School reopened. Fires started.

Oct 25 – Started War Savings Fund [After as ‘WSF’] – seven children joined. The amount taken was fifteen shillings and sixpence.

Oct 30 – Mrs McARTHUR nurse superintendent visited and examined the Specials.

Nov 1 – Amount of War Savings Fund eight shillings.

Nov 2 – Raymond DAWE away with sore throat.

Nov 8 WSF five shillings.

Nov 16 – Raymond DAWE, Eva and Wilfred ORCHARD, Honor and Bertha MATCHAM away the whole week with severe colds and coughs. WSF twenty-four shillings.

Nov 20 – The elder children spent the afternoon in the garden tidying and putting on new soil.

Nov 21 – Susie and May DURRANT left the school as [they] are going to live in Purse Caundle.

Nov 22 – WSF twelve shillings

Nov 28 – WSF 11s 6d

Dec 7 – Raymond DAWE left, gone back to Bagber. WSF 16s 6d

 

1918

Jan 11 – WSF 2.7.6

Jan 14 – Registers not marked on Monday or Thursday owing to heavy falls of snow. 11 present on Monday and Thursday. WSF 1.3.0

Jan 25 – WSF 13s

Feb 1 – WSF 3.15.6

Feb 8 – Poor attendance owing to the prevalence of severe coughs. WSF 16s

Feb 14 – WSF 1.6.6

Feb 22 – Admitted John PERRETT age 5. WSF 1.6.6

Feb 28 – John MOGG absent, employed by Mr George CLUETT, before receiving a Labour Certificate. WSF 1.0.6

Mar 8 – WSF 1.0.6

Mar 15 WSF 17s 6d

Mar 22 – WSF 15s 6d

Mar 29 – WSF 1.3.0

Apr 5 – Wilfred ORCHARD away with measles. Cecil ORCHARD away to prevent spreading the complaint. WSF 13s 6d

Apr 8 – Admitted Wilfred CROCKER

Apr 12 – WSF 1.1.6

Apr 18 – WSF 16s 6d

Apr 26 – Cecil ORCHARD age 12 left this week having passed the Labour Cert: Examination. WSF 1.1.6

May 2 – Miss BUTLER visited as nurse and examined the children’s throats. No Adenoids. 1 special case of tonsils.

May 3 – Eva ORCHARD returned to school after an illness of 13 weeks.

May 22 – Daisy MOGG, Frances MOGG, Wilfred MOGG, Gladys MOGG absent with Scarlet Fever.

May 31 – The Infants are attending remarkably well.

Jun 7 – WSF 13s 6d

Jun 14 – WSF 1.4.6

Jun 21 – WSF 14s 6d. It is with deep regret that I have to announce the death, from the affects of Scarlet Fever, of Wilfred MOGG, aged 7, a child of most charming personality and although so young, a model scholar in abilities and character.

Jun 28 – WSF 1.4.0

Jul 5 – Tom SCOVELL, aged 18, called to see his old school before joining the Colours. Bertie TUFFIN away the whole week through illness. His sister, Ivy, was also absent for the same time.

Jul 12 – Ivy TUFFIN present this morning but absent for the rest of the week – no reason has been given.

Jul 18 – WSF 1.8.6

Jul 22 – Bertie TUFFIN and Ivy TUFFIN returned to school.

Jul 25 – School closed for four weeks holidays. WSF 11s 6d

Aug 26 – School reopened. 25 present. 28 on Reg. Admitted Charles CLUETT aged 5. Daisy MOGG and Frances MOGG returned to school after an absence of [blank] through Scarlet Fever.

Sep 4 – Mabel COLLIS away ill.

Sep 5 – Wilfred ORCHARD absent with bad throat. WSF 2

Sep 6 – School closed this Friday at 12 noon by orders of Dr HOLLICK Mediacl Doctor of Health on account of the two above named children having developed Scarlet Fever.

Sep 30 – School reopened with an attendance of 23 out of 27.

Oct 2 – All the scholars present excepting Wilfred ORCHARD, Mabel COLLIS and Eva ORCHARD. Miss Barbara TITE absent the whole week on account of her marriage on Oct 1st to Private J. FRIZZLE.

Oct 3 – WSF 1.4.0

Oct 10 – WSF 15s

Oct 18 – WSF 15s. Total Savings for the First Year of War Fund for 40 weeks 41.4.6

Oct 24 – WSF 10s

Oct 31 – WSF 11s

Nov 1 – Mabel COLLIS left having gone to Stalbridge. Bertie TUFFIN absent the whole week. Admitted Minnie ?LOUCH from Marnhull.

Nov 7 – WSF 10s

Nov 8 – Bertie TUFFIN absent the whole week.

Nov 14 – WSF 14s

Nov 15 – Bertie TUFFIN returned to school

Nov 22 – WSF 12s 6d

Nov 25 – Eva ORCHARD and Wilfred ORCHARD returned to school after an absence of 11 weeks owing to the boy having had Scarlet Fever.

Nov 26 – Dr J.E. ROBINSON School Medical Officer visited this morning and examined Wilfred ORCHARD and Stella GOULD.

Nov 25 – Received the first ton of coal.

Nov 28 WSF 12s

Dec 5 – WSF 1

Dec 11 – School closed in the afternoon as a Concert in aid of the Blinded Soldiers of St Dunstans. The amount of 11 was forwarded.

Dec 12 – WSF 15s

Dec 19 – WSF 10s. School closed at 3.30pm for the Xmas holidays. Jack PERRETT has been absent for two weeks through illness.

 

1919

School reopened after two weeks holiday. 22 present out of 27. Eva ORCHARD and Wilfred ORCHARD absent the whole week, also Daisy MOGG is visiting at Bradstone. WSF 1.10.0

Jan 17 – The two ORCHARDs and Daisy MOGG still absent. WSF 1.

Jan 23 – Miss ?ROBSON the Welfare Nurse called to see Stella GOULD. WSF 1.

Jan 27 – Mrs STEWART the lady dentist inspected the children’s teeth in the morning.

Jan 30 – WSF 1

Jan 31 – Jack PERRETT away all the week – ill.

Feb 7 – Bertie TUFFIN away all the week – ill. Ivy TUFFIN and Jack TUFFIN away part of the week, ill.

Feb 7 – WSF 14s 6d.

Feb 18 – Mrs STEWART visited and took out the teeth of six children.

Feb 19 – Registers not marked as owing to heavy snowstorm only 13 were present in the morning and 15 in the afternoon.

Feb 20 – 18 present out of 31 – 8 children away through illness.

Feb 21 – Donald CLUETT and Margery ANTELL absent through Influenza. They are attended by Dr HOLLICK.

Feb 18 – Admitted Winifred, Jack, Mabel and Albert TURK from Devizes.

Feb 26 – School closed this Wednesday morning by order of Dr HOLLICK owing to so many of the children being away suffering from Influenza. 16 out of 31 have been present.

Mar 11 – School reopened but the registers were not marked as only 17 children were present.

Mar 21 – 24 children attended on Monday and Tuesday out of 31 on the Registers. Eva ORCHARD away having scalded both her feet very badly. Only 17 were present on Wednesday and Thursday owing to the continuous heavy rain.

Mar 28 – 29 marked on Monday out of 31. Jack PERRETT, Eva ORCHARD away ill.

Apr 4 – Admitted Edna BOYER aged 6.

Apr 11 – Admitted Ida PERRETT.

Apr 28 – Dorothy BURT left having reached the age of 14 and having made perfect attendance for nine years and six months. Donald CLUETT away ill. Readmitted Charles CLUETT.

May 1 – Received 2 first class medals, two bars and three second class medals.

May 9 – Ivy TUFFIN away the whole week with a cold. Edna BOYER also absent having gone to Poole.

May 13 – Admitted Margaret MOGG aged 4.

May 16 – Donald CLUETT left having gone to live at Sparkford.

Jun 16 – Edna BOYER returned from Poole after an absence of six weeks.

Jun 26 – Mr A. ROSE the attendance officer visited.

Aug 28 – No registers marked in the morning owing to the unusually heavy rain. 14 were present out of 31.

Sep 2 – School closed for the day as the children were taken by Motor Bus to Weymouth to see the Atlantic War Fleet.

Sep 5 – Dora WHITE left having gone back to London.

Sep 8 – Admitted Janette and Phyllis ATKINS aged 6 and 4.

Sep 10 – School visited by the Rev G. BISCOE to observe the methods by which Scripture is taught.

Sep 26 – School closed at 4pm until October 6th for the King’s Holiday to celebrate the Peace Terms.

Oct 6 – School reopened with 26 present out of 27 on the Registers.

Sep 24 – Miss Jessie FRIZZLE left after being a teacher for 17 years.

Oct 6 – Scripture Report:

‘I paid my first visit to this school today. For the purposes of religious instruction the school is divided into 2 groups, the Infants and Standard 1 forming the lower. Both groups have been carefully taught. The Repetition of Scripture and Catechism was accurately said. With the higher group a definite and successful attempt is made to interest the children in the actual reading of Scripture, the questioning by way of instruction and explanation being varied and productive of thought.

A very nice little school.

Signed: G.?T, BISCOE, Diocesan Inspector’

Oct 12 – Started fires.

Nov 3 – Miss Agnes Miriam DAVIES commenced her duties as Supplementary Teacher for the Infant Class.

Nov 5 – E.A. FORSE absent Monday afternoon, Tuesday and Wednesday by the kind permission of the Managers on account of her attending a funeral in London. The registers were marked by the Assistant Miss A. DAVIES. As only 14 children were present on Tuesday morning: the Reg. Were not marked.

Dec 17 – Miss T. OSBORNE the Health Visitor came today.

 

1920

Jan 5 – School reopened with 26 present, the total on the registers.

Jan 16 – Winifred CROCKER away the whole week with sore throat and earache. The War Savings Fund for the last 22 weeks average 19s 2d weekly, 17 members. Taught two girls how to use the sewing machine.

Jan 30 – Mr George CLUETT called to say that Charlie CLUETT could not attend for a while as he is suffering from an abcess [sic] in the head and is also [blank].

Feb 6 – Winnie CROCKER away by order of the Doctor. Frances MOGG and Ida PERRETT both absent through illness.

Feb 13 – Winifred CROCKER, Eva ORCHARD and Margaret MOGG absent through illness.

Feb 14 – Ton of coal brought.

Feb 16 – Sent Coal Account to the Rev S.F. HOOPER by Winifred FRIZZLE.

Feb 20 – Severe coughs and colds prevalent amongst the children. Ivy TUFFIN, Bertie TURK, Eva ORCHARD and Mary CLUETT absent through illness the whole week.

Feb 27 – Ivy TUFFIN, Bertie TURK, Eva ORCHARD, Bertie TUFFIN, Margaret MOGG, Bertha MATCHAM and Edith CROCKER absent all the week through severe colds.

Mar 8 – The following children were examined by Dr DONELLY:

Daisy MOGG; Bertie TUFFIN; Emily BURT; Alfred TURK; Ivy TUFFIN; Wilfred ORCHARD; Eva ORCHARD; Bertie TURK; Mildred BURT; Ida PERRETT; Winifred FRIZZLE; Phyllis ATKINS; Margaret MOGG.

Mar 19 – Mable TURK, Bertie TURK and Eva ORCHARD absent through illness.

Mar 25 – Received 4 First Class Attendance Medals and 2 Second Class – also one BAR.

Mar 29 – Admitted Dora and Sydney JOHNSON from Mere, Harry CHRISTOPHER from Stourton Caundle – also readmitted Charles CLUETT.

Apr 12 – Owing to the heavy rain 19 children out of 30 were present. Admitted Norman MILES aged 5.

Apr 15 – Admitted Norman CHERRETT aged 5.

Apr 26 – Mr GRIDDLE the newly appointed Attendance Officer made his first visit.

May 14 – MEDAL WINNERS FOR PERFECT ATTENDANCE

School opened 369

FIRST CLASS

Emily BURT - Bar       369

Mildred BURT              369

Jack BURT                  369

Frances MOGG           369

SECOND CLASS

Mary CLUETT              367

Gladys MOGG              359

May 26 – Gave the children special lessons on The Making of The Empire and how The Union Jack was composed of the Flags of St George, St Andrew and St Patrick. The National Anthem was sung.

May 21 – Winifred CROCKER absent owing to Chicken Pox.

Jun 1 – Miss Agnes M. DAVIES left. Dorothy BURT started her duties as Monitress having been appointed by the Managers and Committee. 8 children transferred from the Classroom into the big room to be taught Standard 1 work.

Jun 4 – The Percentages of Attendance averaging 96 entitles the children to a half holiday as allowed by the Dorchester Committee of Education. This Per: Cent: refers to the month of May.

Jun 11 – The First Class weeded and tidied the garden during the day.

Jul 9 – In spite of the exceptionally heavy rain during the week the Per: Cent: of attendances was 87.

Jul 16 – The Attendance Officer [visited?] this Friday morning and has paid weekly visits since his appointment; the results are good.

Gave the 3rd Term Examination this morning. All present in the large room with the exception of Ivy TUFFIN who has now been absent for 6 weeks on account of her mother’s illness.

Jul 21 – Sent fifteen shillings to Sunshine House – the home of Blinded Babies – this sum of money was collected by the children in this school.

Jul 23 – School closed at 12pm for Four weeks Summer Holidays.

Signed: Ellen A. FORSE, Head Mistress

 

This is the final entry in this Log Book.


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