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Sources for Education in Steppingley

The former school December 2016
The former school December 2016

The following list gives all the sources relating to education in Steppingley held by Bedfordshire 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.

  • WE295: Robert Jones, schoolmaster: 1708;
  • R3/4187: Duke of Bedford’s contribution to building the school: 1840;
  • R3/5033-5054: help requested from the Duke of Bedford: 1846;
  • AB/RD/A0: mentioned in archdeaconry terrier: 1848;
  • SDSteppingley1: school logbook: 1868-1902;
  • SDSteppingley16: admission register: 1868-1978;
  • X431/5: printed letter: 1870;
  • R1/192 page 127: plan of the school site: 1870;
  • SB41/1: School Board minutes: 1874-1894;
  • SB41/3: School Board letter book: 1874-1903;
  • SB41/4: School Board financial statements: 1874-1903;
  • SB41/5: School Board cash book: 1874-1903;
  • R5/921: Duke of Bedford’s estate account book: c.1876;
  • RBox674: Duke of Bedford’s receipts and payment vouchers: c. 1876;
  • R1/192 page 126: plan for the proposed schools: 1876;
  • CRT130STE5: newspaper cutting regarding the school opening: 1878;
  • E/SA3/1/1: tabulated returns of pupils under factory and Workshop Act 1878: 1879;
  • SDSteppingley7: visitors’ book: 1878-1979;
  • SB41/2: School Board minutes: 1894-1903;
  • SDSteppingley: punishment book: 1901-1949;
  • SDSteppingley2: school logbook: 1902-1953;
  • SB41/6: report of School Board clerk to Bedfordshire County Council: 1903;
  • SMM8: school managers’ minutes: 1903-1915, 1929-1974;
  • E/TE5/1: details of teachers: 1904-1908;
  • SDSteppingley12: needlework sales book: 1907-1917;
  • SDSteppingley6: record of absentees on account of infectious diseases in their homes: 1907-1926;
  • E/TE5/2: details of teachers: 1908-1912;
  • E/IN1/1: inspectors’ reports: 1910-1935;
  • SDSteppingley13: needlework sales book: 1917-1930;
  • SDSteppingley14: stock and stores book: 1924-1929;
  • SDSteppingley15: stock and stores book: 1932-1940;
  • E/PM3/1/4M: evacuee school register - Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic School, London at Steppingley: 1939;
  • CCA9/7, 9: correspondence regarding renewal of the Bedford Estates lease of the school: 1947-1970;
  • SDSteppingley3: school logbook: 1953-1972;
  • CA2/266: additional land for extensions and sanitation: 1966-1973;
  • CA8/969: school maintenance file: 1966-1984;
  • SDSteppingley8/3: photographs of school children with old couple: c. 1970s;
  • CA2/709: alterations and sanitary improvements: 1970-1972;
  • SDSteppingley4: school logbook: 1972-1983;
  • SDSteppingley11: preservation order on school and school house: 1972;
  • SMM54/1-2 school governors’ minutes, reports etc.: 1974-1983;
  • SDSteppingley8/1-2: photographs of school children with centenary cake: 1978;
  • SDSteppingley17: admission register: 1978-1983;
  • SDSteppingley18/1-3: stocklists of books: 1978-1983;
  • SDSteppingley8/4: school photograph of pupils and acting head teacher: 1980;
  • SDSteppingley8/5: school photograph of pupils and acting head teacher: 1981;
  • E/TE3/4: return of teaching staff: 1981;
  • E/SC1/Gen/5-6: details of the school and proposals for transfer of children on closure: 1981;
  • E/SC1/Step/1-2: closure: 1982;
  • SDSteppingley8/6: school photograph of pupils and acting head teacher: 1982;
  • Z50/111/11-16: photographs: 1986