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Sources for Education in Cople

 Cople Lower School February 2008

  • CRT130COP6: miscellaneous notes on Cople, including the school;
  • CRT130COP7: miscellaneous notes on village, including information on School, 1818-1884;
  • SDCople1: logbook: 1869-1901;
  • BD1294/8: Cople School accounts (printed): 1870-1;
  • BD1294/9: Table of number of children in the admission registers of Cople Board School: 1875-1882;
  • BD1241/4: Duke of Bedford refers to Cople School Board, and thinks the Board is the only way to achieve stable elementary education: 1876;
  • SB9/3: School Board byelaws: 1876;
  • SB9/1: School Board financial statements: 1876-1902;
  • SB9/7: School Board cash book: 1876-1903;
  • SB9/4-5: School Board minute books: 1876-1903;
  • E/SA3/1/1: tabulated return of pupils under the Factory & Workshop Act 1878: 1879;
  • Z50/33/2-6: Photographs of Cople School groups, early C20th;
  • SB9/6: School Board financial statement: 1903;
  • E/TE5/1: details of teachers: 1904-1908
  • CTM 17/27: Mortgage: 1906;
  • E/TE5/2: details of teachers: 1908-1912;
  • E/IN1/1: Inspectors’ reports: 1911-1938;
  • SMM7/2-3: Elstow School Managers’ minutes: 1922-1974;
  • E/IN1/2: Inspector's reports: 1954-1965;
  • CA8/883: Building maintenance file on school: 1956-1983;
  • PY/PH155/1: colour slide of exterior front of Cople Lower School: c.1980;
  • E/TE3/4: return of teaching staff: 1981;
  • SMM57/1: School Managers’ minutes and Headteacher’s reports, 1981-1985;
  • E/TE3/7: return of teaching staff, 1986;
  • E/MS3/2/3: kitchen and other details: c.1987;
  • E/Pu4/4/91: school prospectus: 1995.