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Sources for Education in Wilshamstead

The junior school about 1910 [Z50/134/14]
The junior school about 1910 [Z50/134/14]

The following list gives all the sources relating to education in Wilshamstead 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.

  • Bedfordshire Magazine XVI page 298: reminiscences;
  • P22/35/1/1: conveyance of Church House for use as a school: 1572;
  • P22/35/1/1a: conveyance of Church House to new trustees: 1639;
  • P22/1/3: extract from William Wells’ will endowing a school: 1686;
  • AD923: will of William Edwards leaving forty shillings for schooling: 1724;
  • P22/25/1/2: recital of conveyance of Church House to new trustees: 1765;
  • P22/25/1/2: recital of conveyance of Church House to new trustees: 1796;
  • P22/5/2: half year’s salary to Abraham Burr as schoolmaster: 1838;
  • P22/25/1/2: conveyance of Church House to new trustees: 1841;
  • AD3865/49/1: ground plan and plan of master’s house: 1846;
  • AD3865/49/2: front elevation of National School: 1846;
  • P22/29/1/3: certificate of union between Wilshamstead School and the National Society: 1847;
  • P22/5/2: money to “repair the old Church School as per Bill”: 1847;
  • P22/29/1/1: conveyance of land in Wilshamstead to School Charity trustees: 1847;
  • P22/5/2: receipt for rent of school land: 1852-1853;
  • P22/25/6/3: notes on School Charity: c. 1870;
  • P22/8/1: enlargement of the school: 1870;
  • P22/25/6/3: accounts of School Charity: 1871-1895;
  • P22/25/6/3; accounts of Wilstead National School: 1871-1903;
  • P22/25/6/3: accounts of school repair fund and school house improvement fund: 1873-1894;
  • P22/29/7/1: H. M. Inspector’s reports: 1873-1928;
  • P22/29/7/2: reports on religious instruction: 1873-1950;
  • P22/25/6/5: Charity Commission scheme for School Charity: 1875;
  • P22/29/3/7: school vouchers: 1876;
  • P22/29/6/1: applications for post of master – juniors: 1876;
  • P22/29/9/1: inventory of furniture in infants’ mistress’ lodgings: 1876;
  • P22/29/3/8: school vouchers: 1877;
  • P22/29/3/9: school vouchers: 1878;
  • Z50/142/173: opening of the infants school: 1878;
  • P22/29/3/1: national School cashbook: 1878-1891;
  • P22/29/3/10: school vouchers: 1879;
  • P22/29/3/11: school vouchers: 1880;
  • P22/29/6/2: application for a post at the school: 1880;
  • P22/29/3/12: school vouchers: 1881;
  • P22/29/3/3: schools’ bank passbook: 1884-1896;
  • P22/29/3/13: school vouchers: 1888;
  • P22/29/6/3: loan for the school: 1888;
  • P22/29/3/5: National School classroom fund accounts: 1889-1894;
  • P22/29/3/14: school vouchers: 1890;
  • P22/29/3/15: school vouchers: 1891;
  • P22/29/3/2; National School cashbook: 1891-1901;
  • P22/29/3/16: school vouchers: 1892;
  • P22/25/1/4: Charity Commission scheme to regulate the School Charity: 1895;
  • P22/25/6/11: School Charity accounts: 1895-1972;
  • P22/25/6/5: Charity Commission approval of new School Charity trustees: 1896;
  • P22/29/3/4; schools’ bank passbook: 1896-1905;
  • P22/29/8/2: award of grants for drawing: 1897;
  • P22/29/4/1: National Society subscription list: 1901-1903;
  • CHAR126/4: School Charity items: 1901-1908;
  • P22/29/3/17: school vouchers: 1903;
  • E/SA3/1/2: report of school managers: 1903;
  • P22/29/1/2: yearly tenancy agreement: 1903;
  • P22/29/1/4: appointment of foundation managers for both schools: 1903;
  • P22/29/6/4: changes to school trust deed: 1903;
  • P22/29/6/5: rates of pay of caretaker and cleaner: 1903;
  • P22/29/5/1: applications for post of headmistress of the infants school: 1903-1904;
  • CHAR126/1: School Charity items: 1903-1935;
  • P22/29/2: school managers minute book: 1903-1951;
  • SDWilstead3/1: admission register – junior school: 1903-1958;
  • P22/29/5/2: teacher agreement: 1904;
  • P22/29/3/18: school vouchers: 1904-1905;
  • E/TE5/3: register of teachers: 1904-1908;
  • Z50/142/590: photograph of unnamed school group: c. 1905;
  • P22/29/3/19: school vouchers: 1905-1906;
  • P22/29/6/7: correspondence regarding H. M. Inspector’s report complaining of coldness of infants school: 1905-1909;
  • Z50/142/737: photograph of unnamed school group: c. 1905;
  • P22/29/6/6: letter regarding school trust deed: 1906;
  • P22/29/3/20: school vouchers: 1907;
  • P22/29/4/2: needlework class admission register: 1907-1917;
  • E/TE5/4: register of teachers: 1908-1912;
  • E/IN1/1: H. M. Inspector’s reports – junior school: 1908-1932;
  • E/IN1/1: H. M. Inspector’s reports – infants school: 1909-1934;
  • P22/29/4/3: evening and mixed school attendance list: 1909-1927;
  • P22/29/3/21: school vouchers: 1909;
  • P22/29/3/22: school vouchers: 1910;
  • P22/29/6/8: agreement for hire of school: 1910;
  • P22/29/3/23: school vouchers: 1911;
  • P22/29/3/24: school vouchers: 1912;
  • P22/29/6/9: appointment of teacher: 1912;
  • P22/29/6/10: transfer of teacher from infants to junior school: 1912;
  • P22/29/6/11: correspondence regarding darkness of junior school: 1912;
  • P22/29/3/25: school vouchers: 1913;
  • P22/29/6/12: transfer of school to Ely Diocesan Trust: 1913;
  • P22/29/11/1: conveyance of infants’ school: 1913-1914;
  • P22/29/8/1: examinations of monitors and monitresses: 1913-1917;
  • P22/29/9/2: applications for recognition of girls elementary evening school: 1913-1926;
  • P22/29/3/26: school vouchers: 1914;
  • P22/29/3/27: school vouchers: 1915;
  • P22/29/7/3: reports on staff: 1915-1929;
  • P22/29/3/28: school vouchers: 1916;
  • P22/29/6/13: resignation of monitress – infants: 1916;
  • P22/29/6/14: letter regarding lantern-slide show: 1916;
  • P22/29/5/12: salaries of staff: 1916-1929;
  • P22/29/3/29: school vouchers: 1917;
  • P22/29/5/3: resignation of monitress - juniors: 1917;
  • P22/25/6/8: School Charity accounts: 1917-1959;
  • P22/29/3/30: school vouchers: 1918;
  • P22/29/5/4: employment of a monitress – infants: 1918;
  • P22/29/3/31: school vouchers: 1919;
  • P22/29/3/32: school vouchers: 1920;
  • P22/29/6/23: work carried out on the schools’ buildings: 1920-1956;
  • SDWilstead1: junior school logbook: 1920-1958;
  • P22/29/3/33: school vouchers: 1921;
  • P22/29/5/5: appointment of head teacher: 1921;
  • Z274/120: photograph of infants school class, unnamed: 1921;
  • P22/29/4/4: evening school record book: 1921-1922;
  • P22/29/6/21: staff appointments: 1921-1951;
  • SDWilstead3/2: admission register – infants: 1921-1958;
  • P22/29/3/34: school vouchers: 1922;
  • P22/29/6/15: closure of infants school whooping cough; 1923;
  • P22/29/5/7: appointment of head teacher – infants: 1924;
  • P22/29/5/8: appointment of assistant mistress – juniors: 1924;
  • P22/29/3/35: school vouchers: 1924;
  • P22/29/6/16: correspondence regarding insurance: 1925;
  • P22/29/5/9: applications for post of head teacher – infants: 1925-1926;
  • P22/29/5/10: applications for post of head teacher – juniors: 1929;
  • P22/29/5/11: applications for post of head teacher, re-advertised – juniors: 1929;
  • P22/29/6/17: tenancy of school house: 1929;
  • Z274/78: photograph of the infants school – 1930s;
  • Z274/82: photograph of church and school: 1930s;
  • Z50/134/14: photograph of the old school: c. 1930;
  • Z50/134/26: photograph of the old school: c. 1930;
  • SDWilstead2: infants school logbook: 1931-1958;
  • CHAR126/5: School Charity items: 1936-1954;
  • P22/29/1/5: draft scheme for Church of England educational foundations: 1944-1946;
  • E/SA1/4/4: comprehensive reorganisation of schools in the area: 1950s-1975;
  • P22/29/3/6: school trustees’ accounts: 1950;
  • P22/29/3/36: school vouchers: 1950;
  • P22/29/6/19: scouts and guides hiring the infants school: 1950;
  • P22/29/6/22: hirings of the school: 1950-1954;
  • E/IN1/2: reports of H. M. Inspector – junior school: 1950-1966;
  • P22/29/3/37: school vouchers: 1951;
  • P22/29/6/18: correspondence regarding whether the school should be voluntary aided or voluntary controlled: 1951;
  • P22/29/6/24: sale of school premises: 1951-1962;
  • P22/29/9/3: plan of proposed workshop: 1952;
  • SDWilstead3/3: summary register: 1952-1957;
  • P22/25/6/9: notes on School Charity: 1953-1969;
  • SDWilstead3/4: attendance register – infants: 1955;
  • P22/29/3/38: school vouchers: 1955;
  • SDWilstead3/7: attendance register – junior boys: 1955;
  • SDWilstead3/10: attendance register – junior girls: 1955;
  • P22/29/3/39: school vouchers: 1956;
  • SDWilstead3/5: attendance register – infants: 1956;
  • SDWilstead3/8: attendance register – junior boys: 1956;
  • SDWilstead3/11: attendance register – junior girls: 1956;
  • E/IN1/2: reports of H. M. Inspector – infants school: 1956-1958;
  • P22/29/3/40: school vouchers: 1957;
  • SDWilstead3/6: attendance register – infants: 1957;
  • SDWilstead3/9: attendance register – junior boys: 1957;
  • SDWilstead3/12: attendance register: junior girls: 1957;
  • P22/29/3/41: school vouchers: 1958;
  • SMM7: school managers’ minutes: 1958-1974;
  • P22/29/3/42: school vouchers: 1959;
  • Z55/1/91/33: negative showing the school: 1960s;
  • CA2/441/11: school building file: 1960-1969;
  • CA2/441/11: file on isolated classrooms: 1960-1969;
  • CA2/713: land for school playing field: 1963-1974;
  • CA8/162: building maintenance file: 1965-1972;
  • CA2/381: school building file: 1971-1975;
  • CA8/1010: building maintenance file: 1974-1984;
  • E/SA1/4/4: transfer of Wilshamstead children to Abbey Middle School, Elstow, at age nine: 1975;
  • CA2/929: adaptations and alterations to the new school: 1977-1983;
  • CA10/4: infilling a perspex roof light: 1980-1981;
  • E/TE3/4: return of teaching staff: 1981;
  • E/TE3/7: return of teaching staff: 1986;
  • E/PM6/2/2: school response on proposal to end corporal punishment: 1986;
  • E/MS3/2/2: kitchen details etc.: c.1987;
  • EPu/4/4/115: school prospectus: 1995.

The infants school about 1910 [Z50/134/22]
The infants school about 1910 [Z50/134/22]