Log book of Beacontree Heath Boy's School, 1878-1903

Object number

BD213/2/1

Date

January 14th, 1878 – January 2nd, 1903

Extent

1 bound volume

Level

FILE

Description

Log book of Becontree Heath Boy's School, recording school visits, staff appointments and resignations, attendance and reasons and effects of low attendance, pupil admittance, school holidays, weather conditions, inspectors reports, lesson content and particular areas of focus, progress, effect of pea picking, examinations, results of examinations, schools songs, school trips, work of attendance officer, school prizes, with particular reference to punishment of A Ootter (?) for using obscene language (4 March 1878), Ernest Balls arrived at 10:25 and sent home as registers closed (8 May 1878), Ernest Balls late again (9 May 1878), Robert Green hurt in the playground (27 May 1878), parents say boys earn enough in two days to pay school fine (24 June 1878), attendance so low school clsoed (15 July 1978), John Hotteridge left the parish (16 September 1878), board summoned nine parents for non attendance (7 October 1878), W. Death (?) Geo Thoragood (?) and W. Miller came after roll called (13 January 1879), admittance of James Ridgewell who knew 'literally nothing' (25 April 1879), John Collard returned after 14 weeks away (10 October 1879), 'drones' Alfred Pier, George Pier, Lazell and John Blewitt say arithmatic too hard (10 October 1879), H Archer expelled (24 October 1879), admitted 6 boys who didn't know numbers or letters Gray, Bixby, ellis, Brown, Dacy and Fred Ainsworth (14 November 1879), Hitch's father comlpained about treatment (27 February 1880), Archers, Miller, ellis and Nolines away with Scarlet fever (23 April 1880), W. Archer attended school on Monday and died on Thursday (30 April 1880), school closed due to scarlet fever (30 april 1880), Ellis and Archer sent home for certificate saying they could attend without risk (28 May 1880), Miller to sick to attend (4 June 1880), William Jodd started work as monitor (24 September 1880), Ernest Flud (?) measles (17 October 1880), James Gardner Measles (24 October 1880), Ellis measles (18 March 1881), admitted Geaorge Strahan (29 April 1881), admitted Walter and Charles Leader (13 May 1881), cases of small pox (2 September 1881), Martin boys kept away with Scarletina (7 October 1881), Branch boy Scarletina (3 March 1882), Hooping cough (13 September 1882), two boys turned back a year Sergeant (?) and Monk (24 November 1882), sent W. Wren and F Britton back to infants (5 January 1883), A rate payer, Brewsker (?) sent a letter to the board complaining about the head master and mistress and claiming children were not qualified, consequently both resigned (1 June 1883), Mr Patmore started as head master (27 September 1883), Viz Sellman, F (?) Cope Harry and L Russel Harry don't know letters (8 November 1883), board imposed fee of 4d a week for those passing 4th standard and rule to expel any one abesnt for 20 consecutive days (28 January 1884), Thomas Bixby and Harry Brussel absent all week (29 May 1884), list of boys absent pea picking (20 June 1884), Bixby, Fred. k (?) Wrew and William Wrew not attended all week (2 July 1884), flood (16 February 1885), Luke Lodge (?) David Howgego entered into examinations, Thomas Brown unable to attend due to fractured thigh (23 October 1885), Bestram (?) Hayward made 12 attendances in 4 weeks (1 February 1886), Luke Lodge poorly (1 Febraury 1886), Bestram Hayward left early (3 March 1886), George and Henry Britton owe 8d each (9 April 1886), Bestram Hayward returned to school (13 April 1886), Herbert Dennis and William Dacey searching for birds nests (15 April 1886), Britton boys still irregular attendance (27 May 1886), Luke Lodge absent 12 times in fortnight (4 June 1886), Luke Lodge absent 4 days with fits (16 July 1886), William Freeman admitted (20 September 1886), Frank Bixby returned to school (18 October 1886), outbreak of measles (28 October 1886), Harry Bixby and George Swan frequently absent (18 March 1887), Fred K absent 3 weeks from skin disease (1 April 1887), Harry Bixby absent a week (22 April 1887), Luke Lodge fits (24 May 1887), Doctors note received for G Scoam (?) (16 June 1887), Luke Lodge absent from fit (23 June 1887), William Dacey scarlet fever (9 January 1888), William Dacey returns (23 March 1888), H. Rutledge absent (26 april 1888), George Wright absent with broken leg (5 October 1888), Thomas Lucking gone home ill (24 October 1888), admitted Alfred Barks (9 November 1888), sent home Ernest and William Lodge and Alfred Chaplin (20 May 1889), William Freemna returned to school (22 May 1889), admitted Samuel Rix and Herbert and Harry Pritchard (17 June 1889), Samuel Rix playing truent (21 June 1889), George Lee truant (2 July 1889), James Ainsworth came to school but sent home as fever in house (3 June 1889), Geo P(?) admitted (20 September 1889), William Freeman sent home as sibling has measles (21 October 1889), Harry Bixby absent all week (1 November 1889), George Wowsett to sick for school (4 November 1889), Henry King, Joseph Cope, Ernest Gowlett, William Freeman, Alfred Chaplain, Fred K Reader, George Lee and Ernest Hanchett to remain in same standard (6 December 1889), Ernest Hanchett and William Freeman not attended since exam (18 December 1889), Frederick Reader absent all week (18 December 1889), Ernest Hanchett retunred (10 March 1890), George Layton admitted (11 March 1890), F Reader, William Lodge and George Wright sent home for not paying fees and not returned (18 April 1890), Admitted Thomas and Frederick Kerrys (2 June 1890), Harry Bixby skin disease (1 September 1890), Frederick Reader, Charles Archer, Alfred Chaplain, Thomas Overall and Frederick Kemp not attended for 3 weeks (12 December 1890),Charles Archer returned (29 September 1890), Ernest Gowlett bad knee (6 October 1890), Reuben (?) Matthews absent all week (6 October 1890), Ernest Gowlett and Reuben (?) Matthews returned ((20 October 1890), Charles Archer and George Overall sent home as didnt have fees (20 October 1890), Reuben Barr (?) arrived after register closed (21 October 1890), William Mead inflamation of lung (29 Ocotber 1890), list of pupils sent back (29 October 1890), Frederick Kemp measles (29 October 1890), Frederick Kemp returned (3 November 1890) George Overall unable to attend (12 November 1890) Frederick Reader attended (17 November 1890), Charles Archer and Reuben Matthews failed to attain proficiency certificates (24 November 1890), George Price came after register closed (6 January 1891), Reuben Matthews, George and Harry Gardner came after register closed (8 January 1891), Arthur Freeman in school (9 February 1891), Geo Overall (?) unable to attend (23 February 1891). Admitted Isaac Archer (19 April 1891), admitted Walter Bixby (20 april 1891), Henry King unfit for school (27 April 1891), Edward King unfit to attend (4 May 1891), Ainsworths suffering from mumps (26 May 1891), Henry and Edward kiing and Harry Bixby still absent (22 June 1891), Walter Bixby not attended in 4 weeks (25 June 1891), Frederick Wren sent home (4 September 1891), Harry Bixby attended for first time since March (11 September 1891), Walter Bixby absent again (24 September 1891), Edward Newell unable to attend exam (24 November 1891), Alffred hint absent bad arm (21 March 1892),John Jackson given the cane for breaking school gate (8 September 1892), Fred K Wrew, Henry Carwood (?), William Gardner and John Howgego annoyed a lady at dinner (11 October 1892), Albert gowlett too late for register (19 October 1892), George Brown attended for first time since July (21 November 1892), William gay and George Archer measles (21 November 1892), Frank Lucking too late for register (2 June 1893), Edward and Isaac Dacey truant (30 June 1893),George and William Dowsett infectious disease (22 September 1893), George Archer after register (26 September 1893), W Green after register16 Ocotber 1893), Edward King returned (25 January 1893), Robert Hint after registration (1 February 1894), Albert Gowlett after registration (7 February 1894), David Guthrie (?), Geo (?) and W dowsett, W Harrow, Charles Ellis, Geo Wright and Charles Perry Measles (25 May 1894), W Lodge infection (24 august 1894), David Underwood scarlet fever (17 September 1894), David chaplin attended (27 September 1894), William Lodge attended (8 October 1894), James Archer and Joseph Mason to be examined to ST IV ( 11 October 1894), admitted John Howgego (15 october 1894), Alfred Hint and Joesph Dacy examined to ST IV (18 Ocotber 1894), George Brown attended (6 November 1894), Herbert Reader examined to ST Iv (11 November 1894), certificates to George Dowet and Joseph dacey (28 March 1895), William King, David Chaplain and Charles Burr? exmained to ST IV (8 October 1895), William Lodge ill (13 November 1895), Joseph Andrews either Diptheria or Scarlet Fever (29 January 1896), Lizzie Thorogood sent home (18 March 1896), Arthur Littlechild ill (29 June 1896), Frank Bixby ill (2 July 1896), William Jumer (?) unable to attend (10 May 1897), Alfred Wren rheumatism (11 May 1897), H King, Walter Edwards, Alfred Sexton measles (10 May 1898), Harlock and J Cope sent home (20 May 1898), Samuel Blewitt given attendance certificate (10 October 1898), Thomas Prentice bronchitis (8 November 1898), Joseph Thomasand Thomas Collard punished for truancy (28 June 1899), John Maso attendance certificate (28 august 1899), Herbert Farrow Eczema (5 February 1900), A Martin ill (24 September 1900), Albert Archer ill (25 January 1901), S Parrish and Albery Wean asked to be examined for labour certificate (19 March 1901), Alfred Pier cough (29 March 1901), George Smith ill (24 april 1901), David tunrer Cardiac debility (12 June 1902), Bertie and Harry Lincoln punished for immoral conduct (4 December 1902).

History

Becontree Heath Board School opened on Wood Lane in 1877 and was then enlarged in 1893. It was reorganised into a primary school made up of infants and juniors in 1935. The school building was demolished in 1966.

Conditions governing access

Open to research.

Conditions governing reproduction

At the discretion of the Borough Archivist.

Physical description

Bound volume.

Condition

Notes

Catalogued by Clare Sexton, Assistant Archivist in accordance with ISAD(G).

Belongs to:

« Log books of Beacontree Heath Junior Boy's School, 1878-1938

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Metadata
Start dateJanuary 14th, 1878
End dateJanuary 2nd, 1903