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Sources for Education in Stevington

The old school and schoolhouse December 2008
The old school and schoolhouse December 2008

The following list encompasses sources for education in Stevington. It may not be possible to produce some of the more recent items due to terms of the Data Protection Act:

  • P71/29/6/1-12: Printed letters from the EducationDepartmentetc. 1862-1873;
  • P71/29/7: Letter from the Vicar submitting a plan, with list of trustees: 1862;
  • P71/29/2: Minutes of school trustees: 1862-1874;
  • P71/8: vestry minutes about the building of the school: 1863;
  • P71/25/30: Letter stating that Barringer Charity money should not be used for educational purposes: 1863;
  • P71/29/1: Conveyance of the site: 1863;
  • P71/29/9: Solicitor's bill to the trustees: 1863;
  • P71/29/10/1: Estimate for furniture for the school house: c. 1863;
  • P71/29/3: Cash account: 1863-1874;
  • P71/29/4: Subscription list of 27 people undertaking to pay 4d in the £1 on rated value in support of the school: 1863;
  • P71/29/5: School rules: c. 1863;
  • P71/29/12/1-3: Carriage notes for school furniture: 1864;
  • P71/29/15/1-4: Bills for books, slates and clock: 1864;
  • P71/29/16/1-3: Bills for Bibles, chalk, ink, pencils etc.: 1864-1865;
  • P71/29/17/1-7: Receipts for poor rates: 1864-1865;
  • P71/29/13/1-15: Receipted bills for coal: 1864-1865;
  • P71/29/14/1-13: Receipted bills for utensils: 1864-1865;
  • SDStevington3/1: Logbook: 1864-1881;
  • P71/29/11/1-10: Receipts signed by David Douglas for his salary: 1864-1865;
  • P71/29/10/2: Bill for furniture: 1865;
  • P71/29/19: Notes of numbers in each standard in the Night School: 1865;
  • P71/29/18/1-10: Reports by H. M. Inspectors: 1865-1874;
  • P71/29/21: Bundle of vouchers for accounts: 1866-1874;
  • P71/29/8/1-3: Letters and references regarding master George Hamilton: 1867;
  • SDStevington1/1: Admission register: 1868-1896;
  • P71/29/8/4-8: Letters and references regarding master John Sneath: 1869;
  • P71/29/20: Printed list of successful candidates in Bedfordshire pupil teacher examinations, including Miriam Harper of StevingtonSchool: 1873
  • CCE/SB42/1: Transfer from Trustees to the School Board: 1875;
  • CCE/SB42/2: Conveyance by the Duke of Bedford to the School Board: 1875;
  • CCE/SB42/4: Mortgage with the Public Works Loans Committee: 1877;
  • E/SA3/1/1: Tabulated returns of pupils under the Factory & Workshop Act 1878: 1879;
  • SDStevington3/2: Logbook: 1881-1894;
  • SDStevington1/7: Admission register: 1887-1983;
  • SB42/1 and 11 School Board financial statements: 1892-1903;
  • SDStevington1/2: Attendance register summary: 1893-1895;
  • SDStevington3/3: Logbook: 1894-1913;
  • SDStevington1/3: Attendance register summary: 1895-1898;
  • SDStevington2/1: Notice that StevingtonBoysBoardSchool had been granted an award in respect of the drawing instruction given: 1898;
  • CCE/SB42/5: Mortgage with Public Works Loans Committee: 1898;
  • SDStevington1/4: Attendance register summary: 1899-1901;
  • CCE/SB42/3: Mortgage with Barnard & Company: 1900;
  • SB42/4: Report of the School Board clerk to Bedfordshire County Council: 1903;
  • SMM14: Oakley Area school managers' minutes: 1903-1935;
  • SDStevington1/5: Attendance register summary: 1904-1907;
  • E/TE5/1: Details of teachers: 1904-1908;
  • E/TE5/2: Details of teachers: 1908-1912;
  • E/PM4/3/1-4: Good attendance medals for Albert and George Cowley: 1908-1910;
  • SDStevington1/6: Attendance register summary: 1908-1910;
  • RDBP1/71: Drainage plan: 1909;
  • E/IN1/1: Inspector's reports for StevingtonSchool: 1911-1937;
  • SDStevington3/4: Logbook: 1913-1927;
  • SDStevington3/5: Logbook: 1927-1969;
  • SH50/1/11a: Licence to lay a sewer pipe under land behind the school: 1930;
  • SDStevington7/1: Register of lettings: 1935-1965;
  • SH50/18: Correspondence regarding a site for a canteen and playing field: 1950-1952;
  • SH50/19: Plan of land for a canteen and playing field: 1950;
  • SDStevington6/1: Needlecraft sales book: 1952-1967;
  • SDStevington4/1: Loose papers found inside the logbooks including Fire Officer's reports and list of equipment: 1953-1982;
  • SDStevington5/1: Stock and stores book: 1961-1973;
  • SDStevington5/2: Stock and stores book: 1964-1971;
  • CA8/1061: Maintenance file: 1964-1986;
  • SDStevington4/2/1: Photograph of the school exterior: Feb 1964;
  • SDStevington4/2/2: Photograph of children writing: Feb 1964;
  • SDStevington4/2/3: Photograph of children playing board games: c. 1964;
  • SDStevington3/6: Logbook: 1969-1983;
  • SDStevington4/2/4: Photograph of children plating a chestnut tree on the village playing field: Feb 1970;
  • SDStevington4/2/5: Photograph of children: 1971;
  • Z555: Stevington School Action Group records (fighting a campaign against impending closure): 1979-1983;
  • SDStevington4/2/6: Colour photograph of a presentation: c. 1980;
  • SDStevington4/2/7: Colour photograph of children with prizes: c. 1980;
  • E/TE3/4: return of teaching staff: 1981;
  • E/SC1/Gen/5-6: Details of the school and proposals for transfer of the children on closure: 1981;
  • PCStevington26/2: Correspondence regarding closure of the school: 1982-1983;
  • E/SC1/Stev1-3: Closure of the school: 1982
  • E/SC1/Gen/7: Announcement of closure: 1983;
  • PCStevington26/3-4: Sale of the old school: 1983-1986;
  • CRT130Ste17: Brief notes relating to the school