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Registration of a Boarding School in England or Wales in the 1840-1850's

Registration of a Boarding School in England or Wales in the 1840-1850's

Posted: 16 Aug 2010 10:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Aug 2010 12:31PM GMT
Does anyone know whether a private boarding school in England or Wales in the 1840-1850's had to be registered ? And if so-where ?
Under which juristiction were they local or governmental ?
Many thanks,
J.

Re: Registration of a Boarding School in England or Wales in the 1840-1850's

Posted: 17 Aug 2010 10:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
The answer is "No" - private schools were just a business -very popular with impoverished genteel ladies (for girls) and local clergymen (for boys). However they would always appear in local directories, either in the street section or business section, so might be worth trying there if you know the town. General schooling only became compulsory after the 1870 Education Act and was then a matter for local councils - still is. Good luck.

Re: Registration of a Boarding School in England or Wales in the 1840-1850's

Posted: 29 Dec 2010 6:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
i think yes ans governing bodies such as local councils hold records in archives

Re: Registration of a Boarding School in England or Wales in the 1840-1850's

Posted: 1 Jan 2011 11:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
thanks for your reply.It has spured me on to try at the local level.J.

Re: Registration of a Boarding School in England or Wales in the 1840-1850's

Posted: 12 Mar 2011 4:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
could you try census searches under addresses, assuming you know the address?

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