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Sources for Great Barford School History

The Old School in March 2010
The Old School in March 2010

Sources for Great Barford National School/Board School/Council School/County Primary School/Lower School

Note: some records may not be accessible due to the nature of the personal information which they contain.

  • CRT130BAR9: copy conveyance of school site, with plan: 1848
  • P23/29/1: draft school trust deed: 1848;
  • P23/29/1b: copy trust deed enrolled in Chancery: 1848;
  • P23/29/2: abstract of title to the school site: 1848;
  • AD3865/17/1-5: plans of school and master's house by G. R. French: 1848-1870;
  • P23/29/3-4 building accounts: 1848-1849;
  • X290/328: school building accounts: 1849;
  • X290/260: £5 received of John Francklin Esq, for Great Barford School Clothing Club: 1850-1851;
  • P23/29/5: school cash book and notes on the building: 1850-1868;
  • P23/29/6: papers regarding the master's house: 1855;
  • SDGreatBarford1: logbook: 1863-1902;
  • X290/329-331: balance sheet and account book of school subscribers: 1864-1871;
  • SDGreatBarford4: school account book: 1868-1879;
  • P23/29/7: papers regarding the proposed infants' school: 1870-1872;
  • P23/29/8-10: miscellaneous papers: 1875-1886;
  • SDGreatBarford3: managers' minutes: 1878-1904;
  • SB3/4-5: School Board letterbooks: 1878-1903;
  • SB3/6: School Board financial statements: 1878-1903;
  • SB3/7: School Board correspondence: 1878-1903;
  • SB3/8-10: School Board cash books: 1878-1903;
  • P23/29/10: poster advertising charges for the use of the school room: 1886;
  • P23/29/11-12: grant of additional land: 1887;
  • SB3/1-3: School Board minute books: 1887-1903;
  • PCGreatBarford26/9: letters explaining the whereabouts of the school deeds: 1895;
  • X535/5 pages 19-21: watercolour of the school and a two page article on it: 20th century;
  • SDGreatBarford9: admission register: 1900-1970;
  • SB3/11: report of the School Board clerk to Bedfordshire County Council: 1903;
  • P23/29/13-14: miscellaneous papers: 1903-1904;
  • SDGreatBarford2: logbook: 1903-1925;
  • E/TE5/1: details of teachers: 1904-1908;
  • E/TE5/2: details of teachers: 1908-1912;
  • E/IN1/1: inspector's reports for the school: 1912-1934;
  • CTM17/119: mortgage: 1914;
  • SMM69: managers' minutes and correspondence: 1915-1973;
  • SDGreatBarford5: logbook: 1925-1929;
  • X351/16: article in Women's Institute scrapbook with water colour illustration: 1956;
  • CA2/219: proposed primary school building contract: 1957-1964;
  • SDGreatBarford7: logbook: 1959-1974;
  • CA2/546: school building file: acquisition of additional land: 1963-1972;
  • CA2/441/2: school building file: isolated classrooms: 1964-1972;
  • PY/E2/2/220: tenancy agreements for old school house: 1964-1981;
  • CA2/226: school building file: sanitary improvements: 1965;
  • CA8/279: school maintenance file: 1966-1976;
  • PCGreatBarford26/3: correspondence regarding new classrooms: 1968-1978;
  • PY/E2/1/117: staff accommodation file: 1969-1981;
  • PCGreatBarford27/1: access for the bowls club: 1979-1982;
  • PCGreatBarford26/1: typed copy of a lease for seven years of the old school and teacher's house: 1972;
  • PCGreatBarford26/7: correspondence regarding the position of managers: 1973;
  • E/SA1/4/1: visit of Under Secretary of State for Education: 1974;
  • SDGreatBarford8: logbook: 1974-1983;
  • PCGreatBarford26/10: use of the swimming pool in school holidays: 1976-1994;
  • CA8/829: school maintenance file: 1978-1982;
  • E/TE3/4: list of teaching staff: 1981;
  • SMM69/2/22: correspondence including papers and plans regarding repairs to the school bell: 1981;
  • PCGreatBarford18/18: correspondence regarding change of use of the old school premises: 1982-1983;
  • E/TE2/2/L/35: details of the school: 1985;
  • E/TE3/7: list of teaching staff: 1986;
  • E/MS3/2/1: kitchen and other details: c. 1987;
  • PCGreatBarford18/38: portable classroom at the school for the Sunshine Playgroup: 1994;
  • PCGreatBarford18/41: proposed change of use of the old school to a nursing home: 1995;
  • E/Pu4/4/207: school prospectus: 1995;
  • Z923/10/1: poster for summer fete at the school: 1996;
  • PCGreatBarford18/60: plans for a separate playground: 1997