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Sources For Education in Blunham

East elevation of the school in 1873 AD3865-8
East elevation of the school in 1873 AD3865-8

The sources for education in Blunham available at Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service are listed below. Some records may not be embargoed under the Data Protection Act where they contain personal information of living individuals.

  • ABP/W1725/27: the will of Gavin Stanger mentions the schoolroom: 1725;
  • X612/21 and X336/4: the will of Thomas Bromsall provides the salary for the schoolmaster: 1750;
  • L30/11/40/5: A letter mentioning a likely site for a school: 1816;
  • X25/28: National Schools return: 1839;
  • L28/39-43: Conveyance of the school site with old and new buildings to trustees: 1842-1843;
  • AD3865/8: A plan of the school: c.1873;
  • CDE50/1-3: Additions to BlunhamSchool: c.1873;
  • P76/29/1: Draft conveyance from the Dowager Countess Cowper to trustees: c.1873
  • SDBlunham1: School Logbook: 1873-1895;
  • L28/44: Annual accounts: 1877;
  • Z50/19/15: Photograph of a school group: 1890;
  • SDBlunham2: School Logbook: 1895-1921;
  • P76/29/2-5: Plans and elevations of new accommodation: c.1902;
  • E/SA3/1/2: Managers' and Inspector's reports: 1903;
  • E/TE5/3: Details of teachers: 1904-1908;
  • SDBlunham4: Annual returns: 1905-1939;
  • E/TE5/4: Details of teachers: 1908-1912;
  • E/IN1/1: Inspector's reports: 1912-1938;
  • SDBlunham3: School Logbook: 1921-1945;
  • SDBlunham4: managers' reports on teachers: 1925-1929;
  • SDBlunham4: Headteacher's reports on teachers: 1930-1941;
  • E/PM3/1/2: Correspondence regarding evacuee teacher's allegations of poor discipline at the school: 1941;
  • SDBlunham5: School Logbook: 1945-1970;
  • CA2/251: School buildings file - playing fields, kitchen and toilets: 1960-1968;
  • CA8/482: School maintenance file: 1966-1981;
  • SDBlunham6: School Logbook: 1970-1979;
  • FSD/PC12: Newspaper reports, with photographs, of the fire at the school: 1971;
  • E/CU3/12/1: Schemes of work at the school, broken down by curriculum area: 1971;
  • CA2/364: File on part demolition and alteration of damaged buildings: 1972-1973;
  • Z50/19/50-51: Photographs of the school: 1978;
  • PY/PH153/1: Slides of the exterior of the school: c. 1980;
  • E/TE3/4: Return of teaching staff: 1981;
  • E/TE3/7: Return of teaching staff: 1986;
  • E/MS3/2/1: Kitchen and other details: c.1987;
  • E/ME2/2/1: Involvement in the work of the Professional Development Tutor for Multicultural Education in Predominantly White Schools: 1988-1989;
  • E/Pu4/4/218: School prospectus: 1995.