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Sources For Education in Westoning

The former school and school house August 2009
The former school and school house August 2009

The following sources for education in Westoning are available at Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service. Some of the more recent records may be closed due to the confidentiality of the content:

  • P16/29/11: correspondence regarding the building of a school house in 1840 and later improvements: 1840-1876;
  • P16/29/12: general correspondence and circulars: 1840-1898;
  • P16/29/14: printed sheet containing the names of subscribers and amount donated towards a NationalSchool house for Westoning, Harlington, Tingrith and Flitwick: 1840-1841;
  • R3/4284: subscription of £10 by the Duke of Bedford towards the cost of building the NationalSchool: 1840;
  • R3/4285: Bedford Estates correspondence notes that the parish has asked for a school and that there had been "one in former time": 1840;
  • AD3865/47: plans of school and teacher's house: c. 1840; alterations: 1854; further alterations: c. 1860s;
  • X254/70: school rules: 1841;
  • P16/29/13: duplicate examination schedules, preliminary statement, correspondence and circulars: 1851-1896;
  • P16/29/10: preliminary statement and one copy of accounts of the NationalSchool: 1854, 1898;
  • P16/29/8: correspondence, notice of annual payment details of examinations: 1856-1897;
  • P16/29/6: annual reports of inspectors: 1859-1899;
  • P16/29/1: receipts and payments book for the NationalSchool: 1867-1883;
  • P16/29/5: names of children successful in drawing examinations: 1868-1887;
  • P16/29/7: memoranda of agreement between vicar and churchwardens and parents of prospective pupil teachers concerning their engagement: 1871-1889;
  • P16/29/9: notices of inspections and examinations: 1871-1880s;
  • P16/29/4: duplicate examination schedules: 1876-1890;
  • Z50/142/458: photograph of Westoning school group: 1880s;
  • P16/29/2: receipts and payments book: 1883-1899;
  • P16/29/3: receipts book: 1889-1898;
  • SB48/1: copy transfer from school managers to School Board: 1900;
  • SMM8: School manager's minutes for Flitwick group of schools: 1903-1915 and 1929-1974;
  • E/TE5/1: details of teachers: 1904-1908;
  • Micf. 38/31: microfilm of logbooks retained at the school: 1906-1966;
  • E/TE5/2: details of teachers: 1908-1912;
  • E/IN1/1: inspector's reports: 1910-1938;
  • CA2/349: building contract for a single classroom extension: 1968-1970;
  • CA2/401: building contract for an extension: 1970-1976;
  • E/TE3/4: return of teaching staff: 1981;
  • E/TE3/7: return of teaching staff: 1986;
  • E/Pu4/4/127: school prospectus: 1995;
  • E/MS3/2/5: kitchen and other details: c. 1987;
  • CC/HS3/2/1: memorandum regarding provision of facilities for cookery lessons: 1988;
  • CCA888/1: lease of part of the recreation ground as a school play area: 1990;
  • Z923/10/11: poster for an evening of railway films at the school: 1996;
  • Z923/10/22: poster for Westoning Lower School Parent Teacher Association fashion show: 1996.

Westoning Lower School August 2009
Westoning Lower School August 2009