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Sources for Education in Brickhill

The following list gives all the sources relating to education inBrickhill held by Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service. Due to the terms of the Data Protection Act records containing personal details of living individuals will be closed in total, or in part, depending on the nature of the information.

Beauchamp Middle School (amalgamation of Brickhill Middle and Park Wood Middle Schools)

  • E/Pu4/4/37: prospectus: 1995;
  • Z923/10/18: Christmas shopping morning and craft fair at the school: 1996;
  • UBK2/1/1: links of school with Kenyan national athletics team: 2010

Brickhill County Primary Infants School/Lower School

  • CA7/4: plans for proposed development: 1959-1960;
  • EBGM5: Bedford Borough school managers’ minutes: 1970-1974;
  • CA8/593: school maintenance file: 1974-1979;
  • CA8/940: school maintenance file: 1974-1984;
  • E/TE3/4: return of teaching staff: 1981;
  • E/MS2/1/3: request for additional lunchtime supervisors: 1982;
  • E/TE3/7: return of teaching staff: 1986;
  • E/ME4/2/2: notes on approach to multicultural education: 1986-1989;
  • E/MS3/2/1: kitchen and other details: c. 1987;
  • E/Pu4/4/211: school prospectus: 1995.

Brickhill County Primary Junior School/Middle School (amalgamated with Park Wood Middle School to form Beauchamp Middle School on the Brickhill site)

  • CA2/63: land for the secondary school and building contract: 1957;
  • CCE1310/1-7: deeds to the land forming the site of the school: 1959-1995;
  • CA7/4: plans for proposed development: 1959-1960;
  • SDBedBrickM/6: admission register: 1963-1972;
  • CA8/19: building maintenance file: 1966-1970;
  • CA8/18: building maintenance file: 1967-1970;
  • SDBedBrick/M7: admission register: 1969-1988;
  • SDBedBrickM/9: cricket scoring book: 1970-1974;
  • EBGM5: Bedford Borough school managers’ minutes: 1970-1974;
  • CA2/701: conversion of the buildings into a middle school: 1973-1979;
  • SGM39/1: school governors’ minutes: 1974-1986;
  • CA2/854: alterations and extensions: 1976-1980;
  • CA8/960: building maintenance file: 1979-1984;
  • E/OL1/6/1: participation in school foreign exchanges: 1979-1981;
  • E/TE3/2: return of teaching staff: 1981;
  • SDBedBrickM/1: school log book: 1982-1984;
  • X494/33/7 and 13: Save Brickhill Middle School material: 1982-1984;
  • E/SC2/B-Brick1-6: closure of the school: 1982-1990;
  • E/IL1/5/1: participation in Calvados exchange visit: 1984;
  • E/TE3/7: return of teaching staff: 1986;
  • SGM39/2: school governors’ minutes: 1986-1988;
  • E/MS3/2/1: kitchen and other details: c. 1987;
  • SDBedBrickM/8: admission register: 1988-1990;
  • SDBedBrickM/2: school finance: 1988-1990;
  • SDBedBrickM/3: correspondence regarding merger: 1988-1990;
  • SDBedBrickM/4: notes on organisation of merged school: c. 1989;
  • SDBedBrickM/5: plans of re-organisation of governing body on merger: 1989-1990;
  • CCE1310/1-7: conveyance of school site to McLean Homes North London Limited: 1995.

Park Wood Middle School (amalgamated with Brickhill Middle School to form Beauchamp Middle School)

  • CA7/8: correspondence and schedules of accommodation: 1967-1968;
  • AO/C9/4: school site file: 1968-1970;
  • SDBedfordParkWood2: admission register: 1970-1972;
  • EBGM1: Bedford Borough school governors’ minutes: 1970-1974;
  • SDBedfordParkWood1: school logbook: 1970-1991;
  • SDBedfordParkWood3: admission register: 1972-1980;
  • CA8/508: building maintenance file: 1974-1981;
  • SGM45/1-2: school governors’ minutes: 1975-1988;
  • SDBedfordParkWood4: admission register: 1980-1990;
  • E/TE3/2: return of teaching staff: 1981;
  • E/PM3/2/4: information on Travellers’ children at the school: 1982-1987;
  • SDBedfordParkWood13: assembly notices: 1983;
  • E/TE2/2: details of the school: 1984;
  • SDBedfordParkWood14: press cuttings: 1985-1989;
  • SDBedfordParkWood6-12: pupil records: 1985-1992;
  • E/TE3/7: return of teaching staff: 1986;
  • E/MS3/2/1: kitchen and other details: c. 1987;
  • E/ME6/3/1: school’s refusal to take part in a pilot project on multicultural education needs: 1987-1988;
  • CC/HS3/3/1: poor ventilation in the craft area: 1988;
  • SDBedfordParkWood5: admission register: 1990-1991.

Pilgrim Selective Secondary School/Pilgrim Upper School

  • CA2/76: building contract: 1960-1962;
  • CA2/113: school building file: 1960-1967;
  • PY/PH13/1-13: exterior and interior photographs during construction and after completion: 1960-1963;
  • CA7/9: tree-planting scheme: 1963-1964;
  • CA8/243: building maintenance file: 1965-1975;
  • E/CU1/1/1: Pilgrim School report on proposed school curriculum: 1967;
  • CA7/16L extensions file: 1969-1971;
  • EBGM6: Bedford Borough school governors’ minutes: 1970-1974;
  • CA2/605: school extension file: 1970-1975;
  • CA8/189: building maintenance file: 1972;
  • Z160/467-468: programme and ticket for prize-giving and tenth anniversary celebrations: 1972;
  • Z160/45: programme for autumn fair: 1973;
  • E/CU4/1/2: correspondence file on school choir: 1974-1977;
  • SGM46/1: school governors’ minutes: 1974-1984;
  • X494/64/23: profile of George Randall, retiring headmaster: 1975;
  • Z912/9(7): programme for performance of Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion: 1975;
  • CA8/378: building maintenance file: 1975-1978;
  • E/CU4/1/3: school choir giving concert in aid of blindness prevention: 1977;
  • CA8/525: building maintenance file: 1978-1979;
  • E/OL1/1/4: report on headteacher’s link visit to Cyprus: 1979;
  • CA8/790: buildings maintenance file: 1979-1982;
  • CA10/8: maintenance contract for replacement boiler house: 1980;
  • CA10/18-19: heating files: 1980;
  • E/TE3/2: return of teaching staff: 1981;
  • E/OL1/1/5: financial accounts of exchange visit to Paphos on Cyprus : 1981;
  • E/SA2/4/1: file on school buildings and closure of school premises: 1982-1988;
  • E/SC/B-Pil1-7: closure of the school: 1982-1987;
  • SGM46/3: school governors’ minutes: 1984-1986;
  • E/TE3/7: return of teaching staff: 1986;
  • X494/41/10: Labour Party opposition to school closure: 1986;
  • CC/HS3/4/1: health and safety matters: 1986;
  • SGM46/5: school governors’ minutes: 1986-1988;
  • E/CU4/5/3: discussion of the use of school buildings by Bedfordshire Youth Theatre and Bedfordshire Youth Opera Group: 1988;
  • SGM59/2: petition requesting the continuing use of the Pilgrim rather than the John Howard Upper School site: 1988;
  • SGM59/3: refusal of parents to send their children to Biddenham Upper School: 1988;
  • X337/54/1: photographs and letters regarding school rowing club: 1989-1990.

Saint Thomas More VA RC Upper School/Catholic Teaching School

  • X819/8/6: five worksheets on Bedford in 1871 produced by the school in the 1970s: 1871;
  • CA2/889: school building file: 1972-1985;
  • X494/64/25: newspaper cutting stating that Bedford’s fourth upper school was to be Roman Catholic: 1975;
  • E/OL1/6/1: participation on foreign exchanges: 1979-1984;
  • CA8/1027: building maintenance file: 1979-1985;
  • E/TE3/2: return of teaching staff: 1981;
  • E/ME7/6/1: donation of £800 for Italian books by LEA: 1984;
  • E/TE3/7: return of teaching staff: 1986;
  • CC/HS3/4/1: health and safety issues: 1986-1988;
  • E/MS3/2/1: kitchen and other details: c. 1987;
  • E/ME9/3/2: detailed report on multiculturalism at the school: 1987-1988;
  • E/DE1/1/5: poor condition of the wicket on the playing field: 1989;
  • E/Pu4/4/202: school prospectus: 1995

Scott Lower School

  • CA8/816: building maintenance file: 1974-1982;
  • E/TE3/4: return of teaching staff: 1981;
  • E/TE3/7: return of teaching staff: 1986;
  • E/MS3/2/1: kitchen and other details: c. 1987;
  • E/TE2/2: details of the school: 1987-1988;
  • FSD/PC32: newspaper cutting of a fire at the school: 1989;
  • E/Pu4/4/65: school prospectus: 1995.