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Sources for Education in Kempston Rural

The following list gives all the sources relating to education in Biddenham, including the two senior schools just over the boundary in Bedford, 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.

  • P60/8/2: minute regarding stone for a wall around the school: 1844;
  • CRT130Kem24: copied sections from title deeds: 1844-1929;
  • STuncat591: school title deeds: 1844-1929;
  • P60/1/5: notes on the building of the school: 1845;
  • AD3865/22: plans: 1845;
  • SB23/6: conveyance: 1854 and 1895;
  • BD1259: detailed letter on the school: 1860s;
  • X254/76: annual report: 1862;
  • AD2865/22: plans for alterations: 1871;
  • SDKempstonRural1/1: logbook: 1871-1897;
  • PCKempstonRural11/22: recipients of Cater’s Charity: 1875-1888;
  • SB23/7: conveyance to the School Board: 1876;
  • SDKempstonUpEnd9/1: Kempston School Board bye-laws: 1886;
  • SDKempstonRural1/2: logbook: 1897-1920;
  • Z933/1: photograph of unnamed school group: 1903;
  • SB23/13: report of the School Board clerk to Bedfordshire County Council: 1903;
  • E/TE5/1: details of teachers: 1904-1908;
  • E/TE5/2: details of teachers: 1908-1912;
  • E/IN1/1: School Inspector’s reports: 1910-1937;
  • SDKempstonRural1/3: logbook: 1920-1947;
  • SDKempstonRural2/1: admission register: 1920-1963;
  • BP68/12: photograph of named school group: 1926-1927;
  • SDKempstonRural3/1: monthly report book: 1941-1950;
  • RDBP3/326: plan of school kitchen: 1942;
  • PCKempstonRural26/1: school correspondence: 1959-1975;
  • CA8/441: building maintenance file: 1968-1978;
  • PCKempstonRural26/2: school correspondence: 1970-1977;
  • CA8/213: alterations to form a staff room: 1970-1971;
  • CA2/559: school building file: 1974-1975;
  • SMM40/1: school managers' minutes: 1974-1980;
  • PCKempstonRural26/5: school governors' reports: 1979-1992;
  • CA10/25: installation of a damp proof course: 1980;
  • E/TE3/4: details of teachers: 1981;
  • E/PM3/2/4: information on Travellers' children at the school: 1982-1987;
  • E/PM6/2/4: school support for the abolition of corporal punishment: 1985-1986;
  • E/TE3/7: details of teachers: 1986;
  • E/MS3/2/2: kitchen and other details: c.1987;
  • E/TE2/2/L/44: details of the school: 1988;
  • CC/LE26: lease of 0.62 of a hectare as playing field: 1993;
  • E/Pu4/4/210: school prospectus: 1995.