Scope and Content

corres/memos/reports/notes of meetings on nursery/infant schools at Checkendon & Nettlebed Hostels (National Assististance Board); schools created by Committee for the Education of Poles in Great Britain (under Polish Resettlement Act 1947)

OCC assumed responsibility for the schools from 1/10/1954 (under the Polish Resettlement Act rather than 1944 Education Act); later referred to as the Checkendon Polish (Nursery & Infants) Schools

inc info on the schools, hostels, individuals, official policies - interesting insight into processes/issues of official policy towards a migrant community

schools closed in Jul/59 (nursery) & Jul/60 (infants/primary); by then most families had been rehoused/moved on but the Checkendon Polish Hostel lingered until ?Nov/1960; remaining children transferred to Sonning Common Primary School