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Extracts from Glynde CE School log books

1862, 1 Dec [first entry]. Schoolmistress Eliza Cox, entered upon her duties Jan 9 1857. Pupil teacher Emily Maria Cox, sister of the above.

1862, 13 Dec. Eliza Cox resigns to take up an appointment at Oakley School, Basingstoke, Hants. Pupil teacher E M Cox intends to try for a scholarship at Whitelands.

1863, Jan 5. Schoolmistress Catherine Downing entered upon her duties. Trained at Brighton 1861-2. Moniteress Jessie McLeod.

1863, Jan 22. The majority of the boys here are exceedingly rough and uncultivated, they look, speak and act as if they had been bought up in the woods, far from the habitation of man.

1863, May 19. Many of the boys have left to go to work. A rule has been made by the Revd W Dee St Croix that when they return each boy is to pay 3d per week instead of the usual charge of 1d.

1863, May 23. An excellent attendance during the week though it has been very wet and stormy and many of the children's homes are about a mile and a half distant.

1864, mid-summer holidays, July 15 - August 22. During which the school has been enlarged, which adds to the comfort of mistress and children, the first class is placed at the west end of the school, the second in the centre and the third in the east .

1864, 23 Aug. The attendance not so good as it might be as many of the children still continue gleaning.

1864, 12 Oct. Children examined by HMI [Her Majesty’s Inspector]. 51 in total.

1864, 16 Dec. Catherine Downing, schoolmistress, resigned and taken up appointment in Barnet School, Middlesex.

1865, 2 Jan. Schoolmistress Annie Jane Moss. 47 children present only.

1865, 9 Jan. School much better attended the last week. 72 children present.

1865, 12 Jan. 2 children forfeited tickets, one for staying away and the other for mis-conduct.

1865, 20 Jan. Boys punished with loss of tickets through bad behaviour.

1865, 1 Feb. 3 children absent on account of a death in their family.

1865, 1 May. Children in not good attendance in the morning owing to the 1st May.

1865, 23 Jun. Not many children owing to a cricket match in Glynde Park.

1865, 29 Jun. Four children withdrawn from school because dissatisfied with treatment at school.

1865, 30 Jun. Not so many at school owing to a cricket match.

1865, 9 Oct. Children examined by HMI [Her Majesty’s Inspector].

1869, 18 Oct. Children examined by HMI. 45 in total.

1869, 29 Jun. Eliza Osborne became mistress of the Glynde National School. 54 in attendance.

1869, 15 Nov. Summary of inspector's report: a new mistress has been recently appointed and under her management a considerable improvement will, I believe, be effected. Clause (c) of article 54 has not been satisfied. Annie Moss gave notice to leave on March 8 1869 owing to mother's illness. During this year very poor attendances due to scarlet fever - number in school this year 59.

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