|21 January 1878
||School Opened - 70 Scholars
||"Fenny Fair" - Many children absent this
afternoon in consequence.
||Five children gone to Woburn Sands School because the fees
there are lower.
||Lost two more scholars today, because the Board demand
extra fees from tradesmen.
||School fees for tradesmens' children lowered - those who
left have come back.
||Childrnen gleaning - attendance small.
||My Lords have ordered the Grant to be reduced by one-tenth
on account of faults of instruction.
||I have this morning visited the school and checked the
registers. Found the school orderly and listened with interest to
the Grammar lesson which was being given.
Clerk to the Board.
||Amount received for school fees - £9.3.7. Quarterly
Salary for Headmaster and Assistant £27.10.0.
||The Board unanimously decided that their scale of fees
should remain as they are and any parent not sending the required fee,
the child to be sent home.
||It was reported that one boy and one girl had passed the
age of 13 and had made sufficient attendances to warrant them leaving
||Letter re School clock;
A Firm at Northampton.
My father and I have examined the school clock at Bow Brickhill and find
that it has been oiled with bad oil which has clogged up the works.
It requires taking to pieces and thoroughly cleaning and one or two
little alterations making to the rods and bevel wheels leading to the
dials, also the motion behind the dials. Our price for executing
the above alternations, cleaning and putting in thorough order will be
£3. To keep it in proper order after that 12/- per year.
Yours truly, etc.
(Shades of the Past!)
||Band of Hope hire school for 3d per night - held
responsible for any damage done.
||Supply of Iron Fencing for orchard to be supplied at 1s.
10d per lineal yard. 3/- received for old fence.
||The Clerk was instructed to write to the Inspector of
Nuisances asking if any steps are likely to be taken to remove a certain
family, as they are a positive nuisance to the Parish.
||Two brothers have left the school and gone to Aspley
because I refused a bad half-penny in their fees.
||"Fat Stock" Fair at Fenny has taken away all the
older boys this afternoon.
||"Band of Hope" Treat this afternoon - school
||No school this afternoon - I was too ill to attend.
||Children doing their work well according to routine - only
two cases of insubordination, which were summarily dealt with.
||Bell rung this morning, but only 24 children presented
themselves. The woods are opened for huckleberrying. After
sending to two members of the Board, I sent them home.
||Very small attendance - an Auction Sale in the village has
materially affected it this afternoon.
||Nearly all the boys "beating" today for
Gentlemen shooting in the neighbourhood - only 3 or 4 boys present
- closed school.
||Typhoid Fever is spreading up the hill and Whooping Cough
very prevalent since Christmas.
||"The Blisters" very prevalent - many children
cannot come to school.
||Attempted marching in the Physical Exercises, though very
||Have kept school with great difficulty this last
fortnight, having been suffering from a bronchial affection with loss of
voice and great prostration.
||Woods opened for "wooding" - attendance
||Request from monitor for increase in Salarly.
Granted increase of 1/- making 3/6d per week.
||A letter was read to the Board Secretary complaining of
the Chairman entering the school and thrashing one of his boys with a
whip. The Board expressed their sorrow upon the subject and
expressed the desire that this should not be repeated.
||Assistant Teacher, having been insulted in the village by
a rude boy, "summoned" him and had to appear against him this
||A fatal case of Diphtheria.
||Received notice of the "Appointed Day" under the
Education Act, 1902.
|1904 - 1906
||Many changes in Assistant Staff.
||Many children absent this morning in order to go to Woburn
to fetch gifts of venison.
||The Headmaster made application for a new master's
desk. The Managers, however, could not see their way to recommend
this, as a new Master's desk would cost about £5, but they agreed that
the needlework table should be brought in from the Infant Room.
||Water from well at Bow Brickhill School impure - must be
||Estimate of expenses for the year, 1909-10.
|Salaries of Teachers
||Still no water supply on the School premises, though there
is one now just across the road.
||School closed owing to measles.
||N.S.P.C.C. Inspector called on a certain house
today. He reported the house to be in a filthy condition.
Due warning was given regarding the dirty condition of house and
||Four children excluded from school for 7 days owing to
their verminous condition.
||Medical Inspection by Lady Doctor.
||9 Children excluded for verminous heads.
||A water supply has been put in the School.
||Three children taken to the Work-house today owing to
their neglected and verminous condition. Case adjourned pending
the arrest of the Mother, who has disappeared.
||Outbreak of Scarlet Fever.
||Lantern Lecture at the Picture Palace.
|1917 - 1918
||Emphasis on food growing e.g. "Victory Potato
||20 poles of ground cultivated with potatoes - 16 bushels
produced. 860 lbs of blackberries gathered for Army and Navy jam making.
||10 poles of potatoes cultivated, 9 bushels produced. 1430
lbs. Blackberries gathered for Army and Navy jam making.
||Holiday for the wedding of H.R.H. the Duke of York.
||Further case of Scarlet Fever.
||School closed for funeral of the late King George V.
||Evacuees from London enrolled.
||Succession of Air Raid Warnings.
||Childrens' Gas Masks examined by Chief A.R.P. Warden.
||School closed. V.E. Day
||Holiday for the wedding of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth and
Lieut. Philip Mounbatten.
||Silver Wedding of King and Queen.
|1950 - 1977
||Mainly Routine. Numerous entries in connection with
the general running of the School, e.g.
Harvest Thanksgivings, Concerts, Sports, Open Days, Christmas parties,
School Visits, Provision of Swimming Pool, P.T.A. Activities. etc. etc.