Papers of the College of Preceptors

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Minute books for 1847-1923; (2) Policy documents for 1944-1952 and 1968-1971; (3) Selected pages from the Educational Times for 1848-1923; (4) Various other materials used in research for J. Vincent Chapman's history of the College, Professional roots : the College of Preceptors in British Society; (5) Copies of books by Chapman

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1846 a group of schoolmasters in Brighton, concerned about professional standards, set up a Society of Teachers, which was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1849 and became the College of Preceptors. A Supplemental Charter of 1998 allowed the College and a number of specialist organisations to form the College of Teachers

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Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Probably the gift of J. Vincent Chapman, of Theydon Bois, Epping, Essex, after 1985, when his book was published


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