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Sources for Education in Clifton

The following lists give all the records relating to the schools in Clifton 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.

25 Church Street - Holly Cottage - August 2009
25 Church Street - Holly Cottage - August 2009

Early Education

  • P7/1/2: Reference to a schoolmaster in Clifton: 1664;
  • W1/853: report on the charity school: 1807;
  • P7/1/8: Note on seats in church for school children: c. 1820;
  • P7/29/1/1-10: papers on the charity school: 1825-1946;
  • P7/8: Reference to the charity school: 1827;

All Saints Parochial School about 1866 [Z50/30/42]
All Saints Parochial School about 1866 [Z50/30/42]

All Saints Lower School

  • CRT130Cli21: Title deeds: 1821-1984;
  • SDClifton4/1: Admission Register: 1860-1873;
  • SDClifton3/1: Logbook: 1863-1893;
  • Z50/30/42: Photograph: c. 1866;
  • X481/10: Additional accommodation required: 1872-1876;
  • P7/25/3: Accounts of school endowment: 1875;
  • SDClifton7/5: Reports of Diocesan Inspectors: 1880-1926;
  • SDClifton7/2: H. M. Inspector's Annual Reports: 1884-1903; 1915; 1925; 1935;
  • Z50/142/517: Photograph of school class: c. 1890s;
  • SDCranfield3/1: Press cutting concerning H. M. Inspector's reports of Clifton National Schools: 1891;
  • SDClifton7/3: Drawing Examination Schedules: 1892-1898;
  • SDClifton3/2: Logbook: 1893-1905;
  • SDClifton4/2: Admission Register: 1895-1920;
  • SDClifton7/4: Agreements with Teachers: 1898; 1918;
  • SDClifton3/4: Logbook of the Infants Department: 1899-1924;
  • SDClifton7/1: Returns to the Department of Education: 1900-1935;
  • P7/29/1/7: Circulars, Orders and correspondence regarding school arrangements: 1902-1904;
  • P7/29/1/8: School Managers' minute book: 1903-1931;
  • E/SA3/1/2: managers' and Inspector's reports: 1903;
  • E/TE5/4: Details of teachers: 1904-1908;
  • SDClifton3/3: Logbook: 1905-1924;
  • SDClifton7/6: BedfordshireCounty Council Labour Certificate Returns: 1905-1906;
  • E/IN1/1: Inspector's Reports: 1911-1925;
  • E/IN1/1: Inspector's Reports for the Infants' Department: 1911-1924;
  • SDClifton4/1: Admission Register: 1920-1938;
  • SDClifton3/5: Logbook: 1924-1952;
  • Z50/30/45: Photograph of school and children: 1930s;
  • SDClifton7/7: Bedfordshire County Council reports on teaching staff and caretakers: 1930; 1935;
  • P7/29/1/4: School managers' minute book: 1932-1971;
  • P7/29/1/14-15: School managers' minute books: 1932-1986;
  • CA2/860: School building file: 1964-1980;
  • CA8/332: Building maintenance file: 1965-1977;
  • P7/29/1/6: File of papers on the new school buildings: 1970-1982;
  • P7/29/1/15: School Managers' minute book: 1971-1986;
  • PCClifton26/1: Correspondence: 1975-1976;
  • P7/29/1/17: papers on the old school house: 1976-1980;
  • Z564/3: Photograph of the school bell, dated 1806: 1979;
  • P7/29/1/11: Order of service for the dedication and official opening of the new school buildings: 1981;
  • P7/29/1/12: Feasibility study for using the old school premises as a church hall: 1981-1987;
  • E/TE3/4: Return of teaching staff: 1981;
  • PCClifton26/4: Plans for conversion of the old school: 1981-1984;
  • P7/29/1/12-13: File of correspondence: 1981-1988;
  • E/TE3/7: Return of teaching staff: 1986;
  • E/MS3/2/3: Kitchen and other details: c. 1987;
  • PCClifton26/9: Correspondence regarding the stone area at the entrance to the school: 1988

 The former Clifton Fields Infants School November 2009
The former Clifton Fields Infants School November 2009

Clifton Fields Infants School

  • CRT130Cli21: Title deeds: 1821-1984;
  • SDCliftonFields1/1: Logbook: 1870-1911;
  • SDCliftonFields2/1: Admission Register: 1901-1931;
  • P7/29/1/8: School Managers' minute book: 1903-1931;
  • E/TE5/4: Details of teachers: 1904-1908;
  • E/IN1/1: Inspector's Reports: 1910-1929;
  • SDCliftonFields1/2: Logbook: 1911-1931;
  • Z50/101/24-26: Photographs of the buildings during alterations: 1982;
  • Z50/30/35: Photograph: 1985

Samuel Whitbread Upper School Clifton March 2007
Samuel Whitbread Upper School Clifton March 2007

Samuel Whitbread Upper School

  • CA9/1-13: CountyArchitect's files regarding building of the school: 1968-1971;
  • CA15/68: File on the use of large spaces in upper schools: 1970-1971;
  • CA2/499: Phase I building file: 1971-1977;
  • CA2/501: Construction of the Youth Annexe: 1972-1977;
  • CA2/518: Phase II building file: 1972-1978;
  • SGM9: Governors' minutes: 1972-1973;
  • E/SA1/4/7: File on comprehensive reorganisation: 1972-1975;
  • CA8/490: Maintenance file: 1973-1978;
  • E/YM7/5/6: Bedfordshire Army Cadet Force leasing part of the school buildings: 1975-1979;
  • PCClophill26/3: Correspondence regarding use of the school pool: 1977;
  • CA8/736: Maintenance file: 1978-1982;
  • E/TE3/2: Return of teaching staff: 1981;
  • CA8/1006: Maintenance file: 1982-1984;
  • E/OL1/6/1: Participation in foreign schools exchange: 1984;
  • E/CU3/13/5-6: establishment of pre-vocational courses: 1985;
  • E/TE2/2/U/5: Details of the school: 1985;
  • E/TE3/7: Return of teaching staff: 1986;
  • E/SC3/SW1: Notes of meeting to discuss transfer of EtonburyMiddle School, Arlesey children to Samuel Whitbread instead of FearnhillSchool, Letchworth [Hertfordshire]: 1986;
  • E/MS3/2/3: Kitchen and other details: c. 1987;
  • PCMeppershall27/5: Questionnaire from Meppershall Parish Council filled in by pupils about desired leisure facilities: 1992-1993.