Transcribed by: Alison Gibson

 

The school head was Benjamin Swann

 

Teachers during the year were Miss E M Quest and Mrs J Swann. Miss M A Brumfield started as a pupil teacher in November.

 

In 1894, Queen Victoria had been queen for 57 years and William Gladstone was prime minister. The Manchester Ship canal that linked Manchester to the Mersey was opened officially to traffic. Coca Cola was sold in bottles for the first time. The International Olympic Committee was formed. The Dreyfus affair started in France.

 

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5-Jan-1894

List of object lessons for H.M Inspectors approval (Art 98(b))

Infant Class

Horse, Cow, Reindeer, Camel, Dog, Elephant, Sheep, Hare, Eagle.

Gold, Silver, Tin. Iron, Slate, Chalk, Salt, Coal.

Snow, Rain, Ice, Clouds, Frost, Dew, Hail.

Pens, Knives, Needles, Silk, Candle, Leather, Pins, Glass, Soap.

Tea, Coffee, Potato, Rice, Wheat, Maize, Cotton, Ash, Oak.

42 Weeks

 

Scheme for Grouping (Art 101(E)) Schedule II of the Code;

Class Subject: English Course S

Class Subject: Geography Course S

Poetry for Recitation from the following Standard Authors: -

Standard I, 20 Lines The Open Window, Longfellow.

Standard II, 40 Lines The Children's Home, Longfellow.

Standard III, 60 Lines The Song of the Shirt, Hood.

Standard IV, 80 Lines Idle Shepherd Boy, Wordsworth.

Standard V, 100 Lines  } Selections from Shakespeare's

Standard VI, 150 Lines  }   ‘King John' ( King John, Hubert and Arthur)

                                                                                             W.H.A Jan 5th 94

This entry was written by W.H.A who was William Henry Anstead one of Her Majesty's inspectors of schools.

 

144

1894

Jan 1st - Jan 5th

Average for the week 58. The Vicar at school on Monday and Tuesday mornings for Religious Instruction, and Friday during the Annual Inspection. Managers meeting for verifying returns on Thursday. Conduct, work and tidiness satisfactory.

 

 

145

Jan 8th - Jan 12th

Christmas Holiday

1 Week

 

 

145

Jan 15th - Jan 19th

Average for the week 57. Re-admitted Ethel Hornsey. Admitted Catherine Alslove Smith and Annie Olive Waslin. The Vicar at school every morning this week except Thursday giving Religious Instruction to the highest division. Mr and Mrs Hall Watt and Mr Burton at school on Friday morning arranging for the Cookery Classes which commence on Wednesday next in connection with the County Council.

 

 

145

Jan 22nd - Jan 26th

Average for the week 56. The workmen fixed the Cooking Stove on Monday noon without interfering with school work. Several children absent (boys) after the fox hounds. Mr Burton, Mrs Hall Watt, The Vicar and Mrs Pearman present at the opening of the Cookery Class in the schoolroom on Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The Vicar took his division in Religious Instruction this week with exception of Thursday morning. Conduct, work and tidiness of children satisfactory. Drawing report ‘Fair' received.

 

 

145

Jan 29th - Feb 1st

Average for the week 59. The Vicar at school every morning except Thursday giving the highest division their Religious Instruction. Cookery Class commenced at ¼ to 4 on Wednesday afternoon. The children were dismissed on Friday after scripture lesson to see the fox hounds meet at Bishop Burton.

 

 

145/146/147

Feb 5th - Feb 9th

Average for the week 55. The vicar at school on Monday and Friday mornings and Thursday afternoon. Holiday the whole day on Shrove Tuesday. The school was required for the Farmers Ball and had to be prepared by decorators. From 9.15 to 10 o'clock the elder children attended the Ash Wednesday Service at church. Work, conduct and tidiness of scholars satisfactory.

 

The following summary of H.M Inspectors Report has been received by the school managers:-

‘The Arithmetic is still moderate but with this exception the instruction in elementary subjects is given with very fair results. English, Geography and Needlework are on the whole taught with fair success. The discipline and behaviour are as praiseworthy as usual. The children take interest in their work and show a creditable amount of intelligence. The training of the infants would be improved by the introduction of more varied manual occupations.'

                                                                                               E.R.B Hall Watt

 

 

147/148

Feb 12th - Feb 16th

Average for the week 59. Admitted Edith Lilian Collingwood 4 years old. The Vicar at school attending to the Religious Instruction of the highest division on four occasions. The usual preparation for the Cookery class on Wednesday afternoon. Conduct, work and tidiness of children satisfactory.

 

 

148

Feb 23rd

The attendance was correctly entered.

                                                                                                   W.A.Pearman

 

 

148

Feb 19th - Feb 23rd

Average for the week 59. The Vicar at school every morning except Thursday imparting Religious Knowledge to the highest division. The usual preparation for the Cookery class on Wednesday afternoon. Conduct with one exception        (F. Wilson maj. Using bad language) satisfactory. Work and tidiness also satisfactory.

 

148/149

Feb 26th - March 2nd

Average for the week 62. The Vicar at school every morning except Thursday giving the Religious Instruction to the highest division. Prepared for the Cookery class as usual on Wednesday afternoon. Admitted Harold Stainton an infant of 5 years. John Battye an infant withdrawn to return to Beverley with his parents. The Vicar complained of some one throwing stones and breaking one of the new stained glass windows in the church. Every boy denied all knowledge of it.

 

149

March 5th - March 9th

Average for the week 63. The Vicar taught the highest division Scripture every morning this week except Thursday morning. Admitted Addison Akeister an infant of 5 years. Cookery class on Wednesday afternoon. Conduct, tidiness and work of children satisfactory.

 

150

March 19th - March 22nd

Average for the week 60. The Scripture Examination which was fixed for Monday 19th inst. Had to be postponed on account of the Rev E.J. Barry indisposition. The Vicar gave the Religious Instruction to the highest division. The Cookery class on Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The customary preparation of the schoolroom before that time. Conduct, lessons and appearance of scholars satisfactory.

The Rev E J Barry was the curate of St Mary's Church, Beverley, at the time of his death in 1931.

150

March 26th - March 30th

Average for the week 60. The Vicar gave holiday on Easter Monday. The Cookery class was held on Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the schoolroom, which had to be arranged previously. Potato planting commenced this week two boys absent on that account and two more bird tending - all out of the 1st class. Lessons, conduct and tidiness of children satisfactory.

 

150/151

April 2nd - April 6th

Average for the week 59. Scripture examination on Thursday the 5th. The Cookery class was held on Wednesday afternoon in the school room at 4 o'clock. The room had to be arranged before that hour. Conduct, tidiness and lessons of scholars quite satisfactory.

 

151

April 9th - April 13th

Average for the week 59. The last of the Course of Cookery lessons took place on Wednesday afternoon. The same arrangements required as in previous weeks. The Vicar kindly took the school on Tuesday morning for the Master until 10.45. The Squire at school the same morning. The attendance has fallen off a little this week owing to three or four boys at work and two girls absent. Conduct, tidiness and work of scholars satisfactory.

 

151/152

April 16th - April20th

Average for the week 59. Admitted Arthur Thompson an infant of 4. Mr Craggy School Attendance Officer making enquiries respecting defaulters. Discontinues fires (April 16th) The Vicar took his division in Religious Instruction once during this week. The elder children who are absent are principally bird tending. Conduct, tidiness and work of scholars satisfactory.

 

152

 

Checked and found correct.

                                                                                             E.R.B. Hall Watt

                                                                                                 April 23rd 1894

 

152

April 23rd - April 27th

Average for the week 60. E.R.Watt esq and Mrs Hall Watt at school on Monday afternoon. Two divisions only for Religious Instruction this week. Elizabeth Ellerington Stan III girl absent for a fortnight at one time for nursing. The other absentees are boys employed tending. Conduct, work and tidiness of scholars satisfactory.

 

152/153

April 30th- May 4th

Average for the week 60. Two divisions for the Religious Instruction this week. Children occasionally absent on account of ‘Spring Cleaning' at their respective homes this week. Alice Hall at Bridlington - none sick.  Conduct, lessons and tidiness satisfactory.

 

153

May 7th - May 11th

Average for the week 61. Mrs Hall Watt at school on Monday. Flowers planted in front of the school by Mr Hall Watt's gardeners. Two divisions for the Religious Instruction when not singing Canticles. Meeting in the school room on Wednesday evening in connection with Parish Councils. Mr F Burton explained parts of the Act. Conduct, tidiness and work of scholars satisfactory.

 

153

May 14th - May 17th

Whitsuntide Holidays

I week

 

153/154

May 21st - May 25th

Average for the week 56. The absent boys are tending and the absent girls helping mothers and nursing. Only 49 present on Friday afternoon on account of Lockington Club Feast. Two divisions only for Religious Instruction this week. Neither conduct nor home lessons work satisfactory.

 

154

May 28th - June 1st

Average for the week 58. The Stove used for the Cookery Class removed on Wednesday afternoon and the workmen were making good damages - no school in consequence. On Friday the schoolroom and the classroom were whitewashed - again no school in consequence. Two divisions for the Religious Instruction. Absent scholars mostly ‘tenting' and ‘pulling dockings'. Conduct and work again satisfactory.

 

154/155

June 4th - June 8th

Average for the week 53. No school on Monday. The schoolroom cleaned and the walls and doors painted. Several boys working in the fields this week. Mr and Mrs Hall Watt at school on Tuesday afternoon examining girls sewing and inspecting boys work. Two divisions for the Religious Instruction this week. Work, tidiness and conduct of the scholars quite satisfactory.

 

 

155

June 11th - June 15th

Average for the week 60. Admitted Dora Newlove an infant of 4 years 10 months. Only one boy absent as the Beverley Races. Two divisions this week for Religious Instruction. The boys who were ‘pulling dockings' last week returned to school on Wednesday this week. Work, conduct and tidiness of children satisfactory.

 

 

155

June 18th - June 22nd

Average for the week 55. Thursday holiday on account of the Club Dinner in the schoolroom and Feast. On Friday several absent children. Two divisions for the Religious Instruction of this week. J Swann discontinued on Monday June 18th, E. M. Quest teaching the whole day for the present.

 

 

156

June 25th - June 29th

Admitted Mary Jane Girdley and Laura Wilson - infants of 4 years. Taken the names of Ethel Hornsey and Mary Elizabeth Hayton off the class register - Neither of them has attended once during the present quarter. The Rev. W.A Pearman requested that a half day holiday might be given the children on Monday afternoon in honor of the birth of Prince **** . Friday afternoon being the Sunday school feast day of the Baptists only 32 were present. Several of the older boys ‘pulling ketlocks' since Monday.

The Prince referred to is actually Prince Edward who was to become King Edward VII

 

156

July 4th

Examined the register and found correct.

                                                                                                  Ernest H.Watt

 

 

156/157

July 2nd - July 7th

A Lumber sale was held in the schoolroom on Monday 2nd inst. No school in consequence. Mr and Mrs Hall Watt gave all the children who attended both day and Sunday school a treat. Tea and games were enjoyed by all. Cheers for the kindness of the donors were heartily given by the scholars.

 

 

157

July 11th

Found the Registers correctly recorded.

                                                                                                       W.A.Pearman

 

 

157

July 9th - July 13th

Average for the week 57. Admitted Ward Poole an infant of 4. Turnip singling commenced on Tuesday; - 19 children absent on Friday afternoon. The Vicar at school on Tuesday morning. Conduct, work and tidiness of scholars satisfactory.

 

 

157

July 16th - July 20th

Average for the week 61. Mrs Hall Watt at school Tuesday afternoon arranging the writing for the prizes at the coming Rose Show also arranging as to which children are to be taken to Bridlington next week. Tidiness, conduct and work of scholars satisfactory.

 

 

157/158

July 23rd - July 27th

Average for the week 52. The Church Sunday School trip to Bridlington on Monday. The Wesleyan Sunday School trip to Scarbro' on Tuesday. Etton Sports on Thursday and Bp. Burton Rose Show on Friday have all told against the attendance for the week. A few also at work singling turnips. Mrs Hall Watt at school on Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

158

July 30th - Aug 3rd

The good attendance of Monday and Tuesday fell off on the following days. On Tuesday morning 64, on Friday morning 31. Not all the absentees attended the Yorkshire Agricultural Show but most of the older scholars did. Conduct, work and tidiness of children satisfactory. Holiday on Friday afternoon.

 

 

158

Aug 4th - Aug 10th

Average for the week 59. Mrs Hall Watt and Miss Cayley at school on Tuesday morning. Conduct, work and appearance of scholars all satisfactory. Learnt song ‘The Young Cadets'.

 

 

159

Aug 13th - Aug 17th

Average for the week 56. The absent scholars are not all profitably employed ones - as some may be seen playing about during school hours. The schoolroom was permitted to be used by the Bp. Burton Wesleyan for a Concert on Thursday night. The newly painted walls were very much disfigured by scratches in several places.  Conduct, work and tidiness of scholars satisfactory.

 

 

159

Aug 20th - Aug 24th

Average for the week 58. Jacksons (four) let off on Wednesdays for Harvest. The Rev. Mathews and Mrs Mathews at school on Tuesday afternoon. Conduct, work and tidiness of scholars satisfactory. Mrs D Dunning and Mrs Smith mothers of (4) children have enquired about Harvest Holidays. Their children are going out for the holiday.

 

 

160

Aug 26th - Aug 31st

Average for the week 57. The attendance fell from 54 on Monday morning to 45 on Friday afternoon. The Rev. Mathews at school on Friday. Some of the girls have not agreed among themselves this week. Miss Hornsey complaining bitterly of the treatment shown towards her sisters. Edith Danby sent home on Wednesday in order to make peace amongst them. Left off on Friday afternoon for:- Harvest Holidays        4 weeks         Sept 3rd to Oct 1st 1894

 

 

160/161

Oct 1st - Oct 5th

Average for the week 54. Re-opened with 59. Edith Quest Assistant teacher did not re-commence her duties Mrs Swann taught the sewing class the whole week and assisted also in the mornings. Admitted 7 children - 4 of them not at school previously. Conduct and lessons faulty. All came neat and tidy on Monday and kept up the whole week.

 

 

161

Oct 8th - Oct 12th

Average for the week 64. A few of Stan. and boys picking potatoes and bush beating. Mrs Hall Watt and the Vicar at school, the former inspecting the girls sewing :- the Vicar taking a Scripture  Lesson. A complaint of boy breaking shrubs and taking away walnuts made by one of Mr Hall Watt's employees.

 

 

161/162

Oct 15th - Oct 19th

Average for the week 66. Commenced fires in the classroom on the 16th inst. The attendance officer sent a notice to Mr Robt. Waslin respecting his son Simpson's attendance. He has attended once this week. The Vicar to Religious work on two occasions this week. E.R Hall Watt Esq at school enquiring about the teaching staff as he has no applicant in answer to an advertisement for a pupil teacher.

 

 

162

Oct 26th

Examined the ‘register' and found it correct.

                                                                                                 Ernest H. Watt

 

 

162

Oct 22nd - Oct 26th

Average for the week 66. The Vicar took the Infants and Standard in Scripture twice this week. Three Shaws sick. Mrs Hayton came to the schoolmaster to inform him that the doctor said they were ill of Scarlet Fever. E.R.Hall Watt Esq at the school on Friday morning.

 

 

162

Oct 29th - Nov 2nd

Average for the week 65. The Vicar gave the Scripture to the Infants and Standard I twice this week. Admitted Albert Curtis an infant of 4 years. Conduct, work and tidiness of scholars satisfactory.

 

 

163

Nov 5th - Nov 9th

Average for the week 63. The attendance on Tuesday morning was only 57 on account of the ‘Hirings' at Beverley and in the afternoon so low that there was no school in consequence. Mrs Hall Watt visited the school on Tuesday afternoon. The Vicar at school on two occasions this week taking Infants and Standard I and on Friday morning bringing Miss Brumfield the P.T candidate.

 

 

163

Nov 12th - Nov 16th

Average for the week 62. M.A. Brumfield commenced as Monitress with a view to be presented at the next examination as candidate for Pupil Teachership. 7 Children sick the whole week. Conduct, work and tidiness satisfactory.

 

 

163/164

Nov 19th - Nov 24th

Average for the week 64. The names of Martin Danby and William Poole taken off the class register. They are regularly at work and both over 18 years of age. Ebenezer and Cyril Duck's names taken off on their removal to Newbald. Several boys who would have been bush beating on Thursday and Friday were only off on Friday. The Master being under the impression that the Drawing Examination was fixed for Thursday the 22nd instead of the Thursday the 29th Nov.

 

 

164

Nov 26th - Nov 30th

Average for the week 66. Only one boy at work during this Martinmas Week. (S.Waslin). Mrs Hall Watt at school on Tuesday morning remaining to hear Stands. V and VI poetry ‘The Ballad of the Fleet' The drawing examination on Thursday afternoon the 29th inst. At 1.30 instead of 2pm. Conduct, work and tidiness of scholars for the week satisfactory.

 

 

165

Dec 3rd - Dec 7th

Average for the week 58. P.C of attendance only 74. Several children absent for a few days with coughs and colds. Friday was one of Mr Hall Watts shooting days. The attendance was 20 less than on the preceding day. The schoolroom was used on Tuesday evening for the Parish Council Election. Conduct, work of scholars satisfactory.

 

 

165

Dec 4th

Visit W.N No present 61 Roll

                                                                                                   W.H Anstead

 

 

165

Dec 9th - Dec 14th

Average for the week 54. P.C of attendance 72.5. The principle cause of the low average is sickness. Olive Waslin died after being away from school less than a fortnight. The Rev. W.A Pearman at school on Thursday afternoon. Friday was Mr Hall Watt's shooting day. Morning attendance 41, afternoon 42. The attendance on Monday was 63.

 

 

166/167

Dec 17th - Dec 21st

Average for the week 59. P.C of attendance 82. Friday was E.R Hall Watt shooting day when boys were wanted for bush beating. The average for the past three weeks has been reduced in consequence. Mrs Hall Watt at school on Monday where she kindly communicated to the children her intention of giving her customary ‘Christmas Tree' on Christmas Day. There can be no school on Monday owing to preparation of the tree.

 

Harold B Pease 26th Dec 1894.

Harold Pease is possibly the Estate Agent/Auctioneer from Beverley. The slight discrepancy is that his middle name was Robinson.

 

167/168

Dec 26th - Dec 29th

Preparing the Christmas Tree in the schoolroom on Saturday and Monday. (Tuesday) ‘Christmas Day' Mr and Mrs Hall Watt gave the children attending both Day and Sunday school their customary treat. Mr J Shaw also gave the Sunday school children a book present each. A very happy time the children had, from 4 o'clock to 5.30 on Christmas Day, and for the kindness and interest taken by Mr and Mrs Hall Watt and others the Master and scholars are very grateful. The average attendance for the remaining three days was 62. Mrs Hall Watt at school on Thursday hearing infants recite poetry. Mr Pease doing the same at another time of the day.

 

 

 

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