Braithwell Church of England School

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 197 P71/8
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      1 bundle, 52 items [?], 8 volumes

Scope and Content

Includes an admission register 1867–1893 [P71/8/1]; school log books 1871–1928 [P71/8/2–4]; managers' records [P71/8/5–7]; financial records [P71/8/8–13]; site, property, and fabric records [P71/8/14–30]; inspections [P71/8/31]; schemes of instruction [P71/8/32]; Education Department circulars [P71/8/33]; Board of Education papers [P71/8/34–35]; publicity [P71/8/36]; and papers concerning Bramley Church of England School [P71/8/37–44].

Administrative / Biographical History

This was originally known as Town School until 1871, when a new school was built and the old school building was converted into the schoolmaster's house. The new school was then known as the National School, so called because of its support from the National Society for the Education of Children in the Principals of the Church of England.

The National School was closed in 1928 when West Riding County Council built a new council school. The school trustees continued to administer the school charity lands and endowments until 1961 and the old school building, called the Church School House was used as a sunday school and parish hall.

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Related Material

For documents relating to the extension of the school and the fundraising appeal to pay for this see P71/3//E/6. For deeds and other documents relating to the endowment and title of school charity lands see P71/7.

Photocopies of some Town School and National School records were given to Doncaster Archives in 1988 and can be found at DZMZ/21/1–8. These original records have now been deposited and are listed within this section.

The records of the council school, which also include the last admission register for the National School (May 1893–Jan 1928) can be found in SR137.