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Sources for Education in Shefford

Early References

  • CRT180/536 notes on Joseph Cole schoolmaster: 1704-1791;
  • Parish register: baptism of Ann, daughter of Edward Abbis of Shefford, schoolmaster: 1754

Shefford Lower School January 2008

Shefford National/Board/Council/County Primary/Lower School

  • W855: letter regarding school room: 1809;
  • Bedfordshire Magazine Volume IV, page 240: "Mr.Whitbread has opened a School on Mr.Lancaster's plan": c.1810;
  • L30/11/132/139: writer to speak to Rector regarding school: 1813
  • P70/8/1: Vestry minutes mention a plaiting school: 1872;
  • CCE/SB36/1: Deeds to a piece of land abutting the Shefford-Clophill road as site for a Board School: 1873;
  • SB36/11/1: conveyance of site: 1873;
  • SB36/11/3: conveyance of school site: 1873;
  • SB36/19: School Board schedule of deeds: 1873-1903;
  • Micf.38/23: School logbooks on microfiche; whole school: 1875-1876;
  • SB36/1: School Board minutes: 1875-1884;
  • SB36/6: School Board financial statements: 1875-1903;
  • SB36/7: School Board cash book: 1875-1903;
  • SB36/8: School Board abstract book: 1875-1903;
  • SB36/9: School Board register of mortgages: 1875-1903;
  • SB36/10: School Board miscellaneous papers: 1875-1903;
  • SB36/12: School Board cash book: 1875-1903;
  • SB36/14: School Board bye-laws: 1875
  • X465/241: Building contract for erection of school: 1876;
  • SB36/11/2: abstract of title to school: 1876;
  • SB36/4: School Board ledger: 1876-1898;
  • SB36/15: School Board mortgage: 1876;
  • SB36/16: School Board mortgage: 1876;
  • HF102/15: Proposal for insurance: 1877;
  • SB36/17: School Board mortgage: 1877;
  • Micf.38/23: School logbooks on microfiche; Boys' School: 1877-1900;
  • Micf.38/23: School logbooks on microfiche: Girls' and Infants' School: 1877-1900;
  • P70/8/2: School Board accounts: 1884;
  • SB36/2: School Board minutes: 1884-1896;
  • Micf.38/23: School logbooks on microfiche: Infants' School: 1891-1930;
  • SB36/20: School Board financial statements: 1892-1903;
  • SB36/3: School Board minutes: 1896-1903;
  • SB36/5: School Board ledger: 1898-1899;
  • Z548/8: Photograph of children in their best clothes: early 20th century;
  • Z50/101/12: School group photograph: c.1900;
  • CCE/SB36/8: tracing elevation and ground plan of proposed internal alterations to school: 1900;
  • Micf.38/23: School logbooks on microfiche: Mixed School: 1900-1969;
  • SB36/7: School Board mortgage: 1901;
  • SB36/13: Report of School Board clerk to Bedfordshire County Council: 1903;
  • E/TE5/1: Details of teachers: 1904-1908;
  • E/TE5/2: Details of teachers: 1908-1912;
  • Z548/10: Photograph of infants' class: c.1910;
  • P70/2/5: sale catalogue includes "Old School": 1911;
  • E/IN1/1: Inspector's reports: 1912-1930;
  • P70/29/1: Insurance survey of school: 1918;
  • Shefford: The Story of a Jewish School Community In Evacuation 1939-1945: book 150;
  • SB36/21: Correspondence relating to alleged assault on a teacher: 1944;
  • Z160/919-920: The Lion School Magazine: 1950-1954;
  • CA2/111: School building file: 1955-1964;
  • CA2/56: Kitchen improvements, building contract: 1963;
  • CA8/750: Building maintenance file: 1966-1974;
  • CA2/395: School building file: 1972-1976;
  • CA2/673: Shefford Nursery Unit and caretaker's house building file: 1974-1979;
  • CA8/930: Building maintenance file: 1975-1984;
  • CA10/20: Renewal of boiler: 1980;
  • E/TE3/4: Return of teaching staff: 1981;
  • E/TE3/7: Return of teaching staff: 1986;
  • E/MS3/2/3: Kitchen and other details: c.1987;
  • E/TE2/2/L68: Details of Shefford Lower School: 1989

Robert Bloomfield Middle School entrance February 2008

Shefford Senior Council/County Secondary Modern/Robert Bloomfield County Secondary Modern/Robert Bloomfield Middle School

  • CTM17/115: Mortgage: 1937
  • SGM28: School governors' minutes: 1953-1973;
  • E/SA4/2/11: Correspondence between Local Education Authority and school: 1954-1962;
  • E/YM1/5/1: Discussions on provision of a Youth Centre attached to the school: 1964;
  • CA8/160: Building maintenance file: 1966-1972;
  • E/TE10/2/B1: Poems by children at school: 1970s;
  • CA2/708: Alterations to stores: 1970-1971;
  • CA2/477: Building file on extension: 1972-1976;
  • E/SA1/4/7: PArent's worries about the quality of teaching at the school: 1972;
  • E/SA1/4/7: File on comprehensive reorganisation: 1972-1975;
  • CA8/337: Building maintenance file: 1973-1977;
  • CA2/602: Adaptations file: 1974-1976;
  • CA8/555: Building maintenance file: 1977-1981;
  • CA2/831: Erection of caretaker's bungalow: 1979-1980;
  • E/SC2/Hen1: File regarding attempt by Henlow VC Middle School to acquire some of the catchment area of Robert Bloomfield: 1979-1983;
  • E/TE3/2: Return of teaching staff: 1981;
  • E/TE3/7: Return of teaching staff: 1986;
  • E/MS3/2/3: Kitchen and other details: c.1987;
  • Hi/PH18/7 and 20: photographs of contruction of A507 Shefford/Henlow Bypass also showing the school: 1989;
  • E/ME6/3/2: School report on multicultural education: 1990;
  • E/Pu4/4/29: Prospectus: 1995

Saint Francis Childrens Home about 1884 X627-10

Saint Francis Home School

  • X627/28-31: records of Industrial School: 1877-1951;
  • E/SA3/1/2: Reports of Managers and Inspectors: 1903