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BEDFORDSHIRE: Bedfordshire School Records

Various types of records are held for the schools within Bedfordshire by the Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service these are grouped below under the three headings.

Records Kept by Schools

The Archives Service holds a large quantity of school records including those deposited by schools themselves. The following list concentrates on the two most used types of record - log books and admission registers, though other records are noted.

After the name of the school and in brackets is a brief history of the successive classifications and name changes of the school using the following abbreviations: CP (County Primary) CS (County Secondary) CSM (County Secondary Modern) PE (Public Elementary, a school, usually a church school, that retained a degree of autonomy from the Local Education Authority, usually later becoming a VA, VC or VP school) RC (Roman Catholic) VA (Voluntary Aided) VC (Voluntary Controlled) VP (Voluntary Provided)

Currently schools in Bedfordshire are divided into Nursery (up to 5 years old), Lower (5-9), Middle (9-13) and Upper (13-18) Schools. Luton has a separate system consisting of Infants, Junior and High Schools with A level students attending Luton VI Form College

The final entry for each record type (e.g. EBV 54/1 for Bedford, Ashburnham Centre logbook) is its archive reference number

 

ParishSchoolRecords
AmpthillNational (built 1845 - PE 1903 - 1946 VC CP - merged in 1954 with Ampthill Methodist VC CP to form Ampthill CP - Russell CP 1961 - Russell Lower 1975)Mixed School logbooks (1863-1954) SD Ampthill 5/1-3
Infant School logbooks (1886-1904) SD Ampthill 5/4-5
Mixed & Infants admission register (1919-1954) SD Ampthill 3
also managers' minutes; treasurer's records; title deeds to school (1851); specifications of buildings (1882-1893); correspondence with Board of Education; rules; other correspondence
AmpthillBritish (began 1844 - Wesleyan Voluntary 1891 - Wesleyan PE 1903 - Methodist VC CP 1946 - merged in 1954 with Ampthill VC CP to form Ampthill CPMixed School logbooks (1891-1954) SD Ampthill 4, 6-7
Infants School logbook (1891-1921) SD Ampthill 8
ArleseySt.Peter's National (opened 1856 - Board 1875 - split into St.Peter's Girls and Infants and Siding Boys 1876 - reunited as Council Mixed & Infants 1904 - CP Junior 1946 - Gothic Mede Lower 1977)National School logbook (1864-1875) SD Arlesey 1
Board Mixed logbook (1875-1876) SD Arlesey 1
Girls School logbooks (1876-1904) SD Arlesey 2-3
Council Mixed School logbook (1904-1927) SD Arlesey 4, 6
ArleseySiding Boys Board 1876 (boys from St.Peter's Board separated from girls and infants - reunited to form Arlesey Council Mixed and Infants 1904)logbooks (1876-1904) SD Arlesey 1, 4
also logbook of Evening Continuation School for Boys (1899-1925)
Aspley GuiseNational opened 1848 - Board 1879 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1977logbooks (1863-1988) SD Aspley Guise 1/1-8
admission register (1906-1960) SD Aspley Guise 10/1
also: syllabus and record books; reports; attendance and summary registers
Aspley Heath
[also referred to as Woburn Sands]
national opened before 1847 - Board 1885 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1977 - Swallowfield Lower [new site on Aspley Guise/Woburn Sands boundary] 1981Infants School logbooks (1890-1926) SD Aspley Heath 1/1-3
Mixed School logbooks (1863-1926) SD Aspley Heath 1/4-7
Mixed & Infants School logbooks (1926-1971) SD Aspley Heath 1/7-8
Infants School admission registers (1887-1926) SD Aspley Heath 2/1-3
Mixed School admission registers (1879-1926) SD Aspley Heath 2/4-6
Mixed & Infants School admission registers (1926-1972) SD Aspley Heath 2/6-8
also: Evening School miscellaneous papers (1920-1931)
Barton-le-ClayManor (Free School opened 1807 - National 1868 - PE 1903 - VC CP 1946 - Junior VC CP 1969 - CP 1973 - merged with Ramsey Infants to form Ramsey Manor Lower 1977)Infants School logbooks (1875-1924) SD Barton 1/1-3
Mixed School logbooks (1897-1924) SD Barton 2/1-2
Mixed & Infants School logbooks (1925-1969) SD Barton 2/2, 3/1-2
Junior School logbook (1969-1977) SD Barton 3/2
Mixed & Infants School admission registers (1925-1969) SD Barton 5/1-2
Junior School admission register (1969-1977) SD Barton 5/2
also: miscellaneous papers; Scheme approved by Charity Commissioners (1996)
Barton-le-ClayRamsey Infants CP opened 1969 - merged with Manor Junior CP to form Ramsey Manor Lower 1977logbook (1969-1977) SD Barton Ramsey 1
admission register (1969-1977) SD Barton Ramsey 2

Battlesden: see Potsgrove

  
BedfordAcacia Road English Language & Resource Centrelogbooks (1977-1985) SD Bedford Acacia 6/1-3
also: attendance registers; syllabus and record books; correspondence; photograph albums
BedfordAmpthill Road (Harpur Trust 1876 - Board 1900 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Raleigh Lower 1973 - closed 1995)Infants School logbooks (1877-1973) EBV 53/1/1-4
Boys School logbooks (1898-1949) EBV 53/8/1-2
Girls School logbooks (1921-1949) EBV 53/9/1-2
Junior School logbooks (1949-1973) EBV 53/9/2 and EBV 53/7/1
Raleigh Lower logbooks (1973-1995) SD Bedford Raleigh 1/1-2
Infants School admission registers (1876-1889) X 737/5/1
Infants School admission registers (boys) (1906-1973) EBV 53/2/1-3
Infants School admission registers (girls) (1906-1973) EBV 53/3/1-3
Boys School admission registers (1876-1950) EBV 53/10/1-4
Girls School admission registers (1920-1949) EBV 53/11/1-2
Mixed School admission registers (1949-1973) SD Bedford Raleigh 2/1-2
also: photographs; stock and sales books; miscellaneous papers; curriculum policy statements; reports; accounts; correspondence
BedfordAshburnham Centre (Severely Subnormal School opened 1972 - closed 973)logbook (1972-1973) EBV 54/1
BedfordBromham Road Manual Instruction Centrelogbook (1902-1954) EBV 55/1
also: correspondence; miscellaneous papers
BedfordCherry Trees Nursery - see Pearcey Road Nursery 
Bedford (Goldington)Goldington National School opened 1852 - Goldington Board 1872 - Goldington Council 1903 - Goldington CP 1946 - Goldington Green Lower 1970slogbooks (1864-1969) SD Goldington Green 1/1-5
admission register (1867-1907) SD Goldington Green 2/1
admission register (1937-1958) SD Goldington Green 2/2
BedfordHarpur Trust Boys Elementary created 1815 - Harpur Boys Central 1929 - merged with Harpur Girls Central to form Harpur Central Mixed 1936index to boys and masters (1831-1874) HT 9/1
logbooks (1875-1928) HT 9/6-8
admission register (1869-1879) X 737/3/1
admission register (1871-1889) HT 9/3
admission registers (1889-1936) X 737/3/2-4
BedfordHarpur Trust Girls Elementary created 1836 - Harpur Trust Girls Central 1929 - merged with Harpur Boys Central to form Harpur Central Mixed 1936logbooks (1888-1936) HT 9/9-11
admission register (1836-1865) X 737/1/1
admission registers (1894-1936) X 737/1/2-4, X 737/2/1
BedfordHarpur Central Mixed 1936 (Formed from Harpur Boys Central and Harpur Girls Central) - Harpur CSM 1946 - Westfield CSM 1965 - Westfield Middle 1978admission registers (girls) (1936-1965) X 737/2/1-2
admission registers (boys) (1936-1965) X 737/3/4
BedfordHolly Court London County Council Open Air School (1939-1945)logbook (1939-1945) SD Bedford Holly Court 1/1
BedfordHorne Lane Infants School (opened 1880 as Harpur Trust - Council 1903 - closed 1922)logbooks (1876-1922) EBV 1/1-2
admission registers (1893-1922) X 737/4/1-3
also: notes on staff; attendance returns
BedfordLondon Road Junior Mixed (opened 1941 as Council - CP 1946 - closed 1951)logbook (1941-1951) EBV 56/1
admission register (1949-1951) EBV 56/2
BedfordNewnham CS opened 1960 - Middle 1978logbook (1960-1993) SD Bedford Newnham 1/1-2
BedfordPearcey Road Nursery (opened 1943 - Cherry Trees Nursery 1979)logbook (1943-1948) SD Bedford Pearcey Road 1/1
logbook (1976-1992) SD Bedford Cherry Trees 1/1
BedfordPilgrim Selective Secondary 1962 - Upper 1978 - closed 1988admission registers (1962-1988) SD Bedford Pilgrim 1/1-6
BedfordPortway Centre (for teaching English as a second language)attendance register for children and mothers; syllabus and record books
BedfordQueens Park Board Infants opened 1899 - Council Infants 1903 - CP Infants 1946 - Marlborough Lower 1975logbook (1899-1923) SD Bedford Queens Park 1
admission register (1899-1912) SD Bedford Queens Park 2
BedfordQueens Park Board Mixed opened 1899 - Council 1903 - Council Boys and Girls schools segregated 1923-1946 - CP Boys and Girls schools segregated 1946-1949 - CP Junior Mixed 1949 - Lower 1975Mixed School logbooks (1899-1923) SD Queens Park 4-5
Boys School logbook (1923-1949) SD Queens Park 5
Girls School logbook (1923-1949) SD Queens Park 6-7
Mixed School logbook (1949-1976) SD Queens Park 7
BedfordSilver Jubilee (opened 1937 as Senior Council - CSM 1946 - Middle School 1978)Girls School logbooks (1937-1973) EBV 57/1-2
BiddenhamNational School opened 1836 - PE 1903 - VA CP 1946 - St.James' VA Lower 1970logbooks (1873-1974) SD Biddenham 1/1-4
admission register (1900-1973) SD Biddenham 2/1
BiggleswadeNational School opened 1815 - PE 1903 - VC CP 1946 - St.Andrew's VC Lower 1979Boys School logbook (1902-1941) SD Biggleswade 1
Girls School logbook (1874-1905) SD Biggleswade 2
Infants School logbook (1866-1910) SD Biggleswade 3
BiggleswadeBritish School opened in 1830s - Board 1873 - Council 1903 - Senior Council 1930 - CSM 1946 - Holmemead CSM 1964 - Holmemead Middle 1978Boys School logbooks (1863-1899) SD Biggleswade 5/1-2
Girls School logbook (1863-1907) SD Biggleswade 6/1
BiggleswadeBritish Infants opened in 1830s - Board Infants 1873 - Council Infants 1903 - CP Infants 1946 - Lawnside CP Infants 1958 - Lownside Lower 1979logbook (1875-1901) SD Biggleswade 4
BiggleswadeStratton Grammar opened 1951 - Upper 1977notices from headteacher to staff; lists of pupils receiving prizes
BillingtonNational School opened 1863 - PE 1903 - CP 1946 - closed 1959logbook (1863-1881) SD Billington 6/1
logbooks (1899-1959) SD Billington 6/3-4
others: attendance register; financial records; managers' minutes
BletsoeChurch School opened before 1818 - National 1852 - PE 1903 - VC CP 1946 - closed 1962logbooks (1892-1962) SD Bletsoe 1-2
admission register (1892-1962) SD Bletsoe 3
also: managers' minutes; headteacher's reports
BlunhamNational Boys School opened before 1818 - National Mixed & Infants 1873 - PE 1903 - VA CP 1946 - John Donne VA Lower 1973logbooks (1873-1979) SD Blunham 1-3, 5-6
also annual returns; reports
BolnhurstFree School 1749 - Board 1884 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - closed 1950logbooks (1885-1950) SD Bolnhurst 1-2
BromhamFree School opened 1818 - PE 1903 - VC CP 1946 - VC CP Infants 1965 - St.Owen's VC Lower 1977 - merged with Rice Trevor Lower to form Bromham VC Lower 1995logbooks (1882-1995) SD Bromham (St.Owen's) 1/1-4
admission register (1917-1963) SD Bromham (St.Owen's) 2/1

Broom: see Southill

  
CaddingtonNational School opened 1859 - Board 1875 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Heathfield CP 1952 - Heathfield Lower 1974logbooks (1885-1975) Micf.38/2
Caddington, Slip EndSlip End Board School opened 1877 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1974Infants School logbook (1902-1924) Micf 38/3
Mixed School logbooks (1877-1924) Micf 38/3
Mixed & Infants School logbooks (1924-1946) Micf 38/3
Mixed School admission registers (1877-1924) Micf 38/3
Mixed & Infants School admission register (1924-1939) Micf 38/3
Caldecote: see Northill  
CamptonNational School opened c.1864 - Board 1875 - PE 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1973logbook (1875-1934) SD Campton 1
CardingtonChurch (British) School opened before 1790 - Parochial School 1871 - PE 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1971 - closed 1983logbooks (1871-1983) SD Cardington 10-12, 14-15/2
admission registers (1893-1981) SD Cardington 14, 16
others: inventories (1852, 1871); Boys and Girls Schools registers (1849-1871); report books; committee minute books (1871-1903); correspondence; photographs
ChalgraveNational School opened 1855 - PE 1903 - VC CP 1946 - Lower 1974 - closed 1983logbooks (1863-1983) SD Chalgrave 2-5
admission register (1889-1983) SD Chalgrave 6
others: photographs; child's work book (c.1970s)
ClaphamParochial School opened c.1847 - PE 1903 - VC CP 1946 - Ursula Taylor VC CP 1961 - Ursula Taylor VC Lower c.1974Infants School logbook (1886-1892) SD Clapham 2/1
Mixed School logbooks (1872-1976) SD Clapham 1/1-4
admission register (mixed and infants) (1872-1892) SD Clapham 3/1
admission registers (mixed and infants) (1905-1969) SD Clapham 3/2-3
others: information on teachers, class sizes etc. (1949-1981); examinations; Parent Teacher Association minute books; managers' minutes
CliftonAll Saints Parochial School opened 1860 - All Saints PE 1903 - All Sanis VA CP 1946 - All Saints VC Lower 1973logbooks (1863-1952) SD Clifton 3/1-3, 3/5
Infants Department logbook (1899-1924) SD Clifton 3/4
admission register (1860-1873) SD Clifton 4/1
admission registers (1895-1938) SD Clifton 4/2-3
others: returns to Department of Education (1903-1935); Inspector's reports (1884-1935); Diocesan Inspector's reports (1880-1926)
CliftonClifton Fields Infants School opened 1870 - Clifton Fields PE Infants 1903 - merged with Clifton All Saints PE 1931logbooks (1870-1931) SD Clifton 1/1-2
admission register (1901-1931) SD Clifton 2/1
ClophillNational School opened 1836 - PE 1903 - VA CP 1946 - St.Mary's VA Lower 1973Infant School logbook (1911-1924) Micf 38/15
Mixed School logbooks (1872-1956) Micf 38/15
admission register (1872-1875) Micf 38/15
ColmworthNational School opened c.1841 - PE 1903 - VC CP 1946 - VC Lower 1975logbooks (1866-1972) SD Colmworth 1/1-3
admission register (1900-1971) SD Colmworth 2/1
others: managers' minute book
CopleCople School opened before 1833 - National 1869 - Board 1876 - PE 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1974logbook (1869-1891) SD Cople 1
Cotton End: see Eastcotts  
CranfieldNational School opened c.1831 - PE 1903 - VC CP 1946 - VC Lower 1972Infants School (1864-1895) SD Cranfield 2
Mixed School (1864-1895) SD Cranfield 1
others: managers' minutes; account books and other financial records; title deeds (1835-1866); staff records (1898-1934); managers' correspondence (1895-1935)
DunstableLowther Road New Lower opened 1969 - Ardley Hill CP 1969 - Ardley Hill Lower 1970slogbooks (1969-1995) SD Dunstable Ardley 1/1-2
DunstableAshton Charity School opened 1861 - PE 1903 - Church of England Junior Mixed 1936 - Ashton VA CP 1946 - Ashton St.Peter's VA Lower 1970slogbooks (1865-1935) SD Dunstable 1/0-8
others: attendance registers
DunstableDownside CP Junior opened 1959 - merged with Oakwood Infant to become Downside Lower 1978logbook (1959-1978) SD Dunstable Downside 1
DunstableEvelyn Road Council Junior opened 1936 - CP Junior 1946 - Highfields CP 1960s - Highfields Lower 1970s - closed 1983logbooks (1938-1983) SD Dunstable Highfields 1/1-2
admission registers (1938-1982) SD Dunstable Highfields 2/1-3
others: HMI reports; plan and elevations of school (1936); accounts
DunstableGlenwood ESN School opened 1970s - Glenwood Special School 1970sattendance registers; Parent Teacher Association papers; correspondence
DunstableNational Infants opened 1839 - PE Infants 1903 - closed 1922logbooks (1873-1922) SD Dunstable Infants 1/1-2
admission registers (1913-1922) SD Dunstable Infants 2/1
DuntonNational School opened 1863 - PE 1903 - VC CP Junior 1946 - VA CP Junior 1951 - VA CP Infants 1952 - VC CP Infants 1953 - VC Lower 1979logbooks (1863-1979) Micf 38/17
EastcottsCotton End Board School opened 1874 - Cotton End PE 1903 - Cotton End CP 1946 - Cotton End Lower 1970slogbooks (1874-1971) SD Eastcotts 1-4
EastcottsShortstown CP opened 1957 - Shortstown Lower 1970sattendance registers (1957-1972)
Eaton SoconNational School opened 1833 - Board 1872 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - transferred to Huntingdonshire 1964 becoming Cambridgeshire in 1964Infants School logbooks (1892-1928) SD Eaton Socon 2/1-2
Mixed School logbooks (1863-1925) SD Eaton Socon 1/1-2
EggingtonBoard School opened 1880 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - closed 1983logbooks (1903-1983) SD Eggington 1/1-2
admission registers (1880-1983) SD Eggington 2/1-2
others: Inspector's reports (1881-1892); miscellaneous papers
ElstowNational School opened probably before 1870 - Board 1873 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970slogbooks (1874-1988) SD Elstow 1/1-6
admission register (1895-1922) SD Elstow 2/1
others: attendance registers; syllabus and record books
ElstowAbbey CS opened 1958 - Abbey Middle 1970slogbook (1958-1987) SD Elstow (Abbey) 1/1
EversholtNational School opened 1844 - Board 1885 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970sInfants School logbooks (1863-1888) SD Eversholt 1/1-2
Mixed School logbooks (1875-1992) SD Eversholt 2/1-4
others: financial records; miscellaneous items
EvertonNational opened 1830s - Board 1873 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970slogbook (1874-1914) SD Everton 1
others: timetables (1908, 1922)
FelmershamNational School opened 1845 - PE 1903 - CP 1946 - Pinchmill CP 1960s - Pinchmill Lower 1970slogbooks (1869-1974) SD Felmersham 1/1-5
admission register (1868-1917) SD Felmersham 3/1
other: Inspector's reports (1869-1964)
FlittonGreenfield Church School opened 1869 - Greenfield PE 1903 - Greenfield VC CP 1946 - Greenfield VC Lower 1970slogbooks (1870-1962) SD Flitton 1/1-2
FlitwickNational School opened 1859 - Board 1872 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970sInfant School logbook (1881-1908) SD Flitwick 3/1
Mixed School logbooks (1864-1940) SD Flitwick 1/1-2
admission register (1863-1920) SD Flitwick 2/1
Goldington: see Bedford  
GravenhurstChurch School opened c.1862 - PE 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970slogbooks (1870-1982) Micf 38/4
Great BarfordNational opened 1848 - Board 1878 - Council 1903 - CP 1936 - Lower 1978logbooks (1863-1929) SD Great Barford 1-2, 5
logbooks (1959-1983) SD Great Barford 7-8
admission register (1900-1970) SD Great Barford 9
others: managers; minutes; account book
Great Gaddesden [Hertfordshire]Bedfordshire Education Committee School Camplogbooks (1946-1950) SD Great Gaddesden 1-2
Greenfield: see Flitton  
HarlingtonBoard School opened 1873 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970slogbooks (1873-1985) SD Harlington 1/1-3
others: School Board material; correspondence; Inspector's reports (1899-1966); miscellaneous records
HarroldNational School opened 1847 - PE 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970slogbooks (1863-1937) SD Harrold 1/1-3
admission registers (1867-1937) SD Harrold 2/1-4
HaynesCharity School opened 1708 - National between 1833 and 1870 - PE 1903 - closed 1934Infants School logbooks (1879-1934) SD Haynes 1/4-6
Mixed School logbooks (1875-1934) SD Haynes 1/1-3
admission registers (1868-1876) SD Haynes 2/1-2
admission register (1900-1934) SD Haynes 2/3
Heath & ReachNational School opened 1846 - PE 1903 - VA CP 1946 - VA Lower 1970s - St.Leonard's Heath & Reach VA Lower 1990sNursery School logbook (1863-1895) SD Heath 1/1
Infants School logbooks (1877-1923) SD Heath 1/2-3
Mixed School logbooks (1896-1968) SD Heath 1/4-6
Mixed School admission register (1914-1951) SD Heath 2/1
others: Heath Evening Continuation School logbook (1897-1912); plans (1940)
HenlowNational Infants School opened 1857 - PE Infants 1903 - VC CP Infants 1946 - amalgamated with VC CP Juniors to form VC CP Junior Mixed & Infants in 1950slogbooks (1882-1940) SD Henlow 1-2
Houghton RegisBritish School opened 1871 - Board 1878 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970sInfants School logbook (1875-1926) SD Houghton Regis British 2/1
Mixed School logbook (1871-1926) SD Houghton Regis British 1/1
admission register (1894-1926) SD Houghton Regis British 2/1
others: attendance registers
Houghton RegisWhitehead's Free School opened c.1654 and National School opened 1856 - Whitehead's and National School amalgamated to form Whitehead's Free Endowed School 1876 - PE 1903 - VP CP 1946 - Whitehead VP c.1967 - Whitehead Church of England Lower 1970s - Thomas Whitehead Lower c.1980slogbook (1895-1947) SD Houghton Regis (Whitehead's) 1/1
others: trustees' and managers' minute books (1856-1975); Scheme for Future Regulation and Management (1859); miscellaneous records; correspondence; staff reports (1931-1941); admission lists (1960-1970); Inspector's reports (1946-1966)
Husborne CrawleyChurch School opened 1867 - Board 1878 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970slogbooks (1867-1997) SD Husborne Crawley 1-4
HydeBoard School c.1870s - Council 1903 - Cp 1946 - Lower 1970s - closed 1984logbooks (1894-1984) SD Hyde 1-3
admission register (1893-1984) SD Hyde 4
KempstonBedford Road Board Girls School opened 1896 after Up End Board School divided into separate schools for boys and girls - Bedford Road Council Girls 1903 - Bedford Road Council Junior Mixed & Infants after admitting boys and amalgamating with Bedford Road Council Infants 1928logbooks (1896-1928) SD Kempston 4/1-2
admission register (1896-1926) SD Kempston 4/3
KempstonCamestone Lower opened 1977 (replacement for Up End CP Infants which was destroyed by fire in 1975)logbook (1977-1990) SD Kempston Camestone 1/1
KempstonThe Grange Special Schoolcorrespondence (1972-1988)
KempstonKempston Senior School opened 1928 - CSM 1946 - Robert Bruce CSM c. 1960s - Robert Bruce Middle 1970sadmission register (1928-1943) SD Kempston RB 1/1
others: summary registers; analyses of classes and staff (1952-1954)
KempstonRidgeway Special Schoolcorrespondence (1985-1988)
KempstonUp End Board Boys School opened 1896 after the Up End Board School divided into separate boys and girls schools - Up End Council Boys School 1903 - Up End Council Junior Mixed & Infants after admitting girls and infants 1928 - UP End CP Junior Mixed & Infants - 1946 - Up End CP Infants 1953 - destroyed by fire in 1975 with pupils transferring to Camestone Lower in 1977Boys School logbook (1896-1976) SD Kempston Up End 5/1
Junior School logbook (1928-1953) SD Kempston Up End 7/1/1
Infants School logbook (1953-1976) SD Kempston Up End 7/1/1, SD Kempston Up End 8/1/1
Boys School admission registers (1896-1927) SD Kempston Up End 2/2/3, SD Kempston Up End 5/2
Junior School admission register (1928-1947) SD Kempston Up End 7/2/1
others summary registers
KempstonUp End National Infants School opened 1854 - St.John's Board Infants 1876 - Bedford Road Infants 1896 - Bedford Road Council Infants 1903 - amalgamated with Bedford Road Council Girls and boys admitted to form Bedford Road Council Junior Mixed & Infants 1928 - Bedford Road CP 1946 - Bedford Road Lower 1970slogbooks (1863-1928) SD Kempston Up End 1/2-3
KempstonUp End National School opened 1865 - Board 1876 - split into separate schools for boys and girls in 1896 - See Up End Board Boys and Bedford Road Board Girlslogbooks (1865-1896) SD Kempston Up End 2/1/1-2
admissions registers (1872-1896) SD Kempston Up End 2/2/1-3
others: examination schedules, Inspector's reports, managers' returns, correspondence
Kempston RuralChurch End National School opened 1844 - Church End Board 1876 - Church End Council 1903 - Church End CP 1946 - Kempston Rural Lower 1970slogbooks (1871-1947) SD Kempston Rural 1/1-3
admission register (1920-1963) SD Kempston Rural 2/1
Kensworth (in Hertfordshire until 1897)National School opened 1853 - PE 1903 - VP 1946 - VC Lower 1970slogbooks (1880-1950) Micf 38/5
KeysoeNational School opened 1840 - Board - 1873 Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970s - Kymbrook Lower 1983 on closure of Keysoe and Little Staughton Lower Schoolslogbooks (1905-1983) SD Keysoe 2-5
admission register (1875-1886) SD Keysoe 6
admission register (1903-1954) SD Keysoe 7
LangfordChurch School opened - closed Jan 1873 - Board School opened Jan 1874 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970slogbooks (1869-1907) SD Langford 1-2
Leighton BuzzardBritish Boys School opened 1813 - Board Boys 1893 - Council Boys 1903 - Senior Council Boys 1930s - Boys CSM 1946 - Brooklands Boys CS 1958 - joined with Mary Bassett Girls CS to form Brooklands CS 1961 - Brooklands Middle 1970slogbooks (1863-1947) SD Leighton Buzzard 1/1-4
admission registers (1882-1918) SD Leighton Buzzard 4/1-2
others: Evening Institute logbook and admission registers (1903-1914); Leighton Buzzard Committee for Higher Education minute book (1904-1949); Wasp House minute book (1932-1951);
Leighton BuzzardBritish Infants School opened 1813 - Beaudesert British Infants 1830 - Beaudesert Board Infants 1893 - Beaudesert Council Infants 1903 - joined Bassett Road Council Infants to become Leighton Buzzard Council Infants 1933 - Leighton Buzzard CP Infants 1946 - Beaudesert Lower 1970slogbooks (1895-1978) SD Leighton Buzzard Beaudesert Infants 1/1-2
others: summary attendance register
Leighton BuzzardOakbank Special School opened 1973correspondence (1973-1987)
Leighton BuzzardSt.Andrew's National Girls School opened 1893 - St.Andrew's PE Girls 1903 - St.Andrew's CP Girls 1946 - closed 1971logbooks (1912-1971) SD Leighton Buzzard 2-3
other: managers' reports (1948-1971)
LidlingtonMarston Moretaine & Lidlington National School opened 1847 - Lidlington Parochial School opened 1867 - Board 1874 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Thomas Johnson CP c.1960s - Thomas Johnson Lower 1970slogbook (1867-1986) SD Lidlington 1/1-5
others: financial records; schemes of work (c.1960s)
Little BarfordPrivate School opened 1872 - Council 1914 - closed 1932 - reopened 1939 - closed 1945logbook (1914-1932) SD Little Barford 1/1
logbook (1939-1945) SD Little Barford 1/2
admission register (1914-1932) SD Little Barford 2/1
admission register (1939-1945) SD Little Barford 2/2
others: summary and attendance registers; plan (1904); lease (1903); correspondence
Little StaughtonNational School opened 1846 - Board 1873 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970s - closed 1983logbooks (1874-1983) SD Little Staughton 1, 3
admission registers (1892-1983) SD Little Staughton 4-5
others: syllabus and record books (1963-1970); attendance registers (1982-1983)
LutonBeech Hill Council Boys opened 1914 when Beech Hill Council School divided into separate schools for boys and girls - Beech Hill Senior Council Boys 1932 - Beech Hill Boys CSM 1946 - in 1966 the boys and girls schools re-amalgamated to form Beech Hill High Schoollogbook (1962-1963) SD Luton Beech Hill 1/3
admission registers (1914-1966) SD Luton Beech Hill 2/4-8
LutonBeech Hill Council Girls opened 1914 when Beech Hill Council School divided into separate schools for boys and girls - Beech Hill Senior Council Girls 1932 - Beech Hill Girls CSM 1946 - in 1966 the boys and girls schools re-amalgamated to form Beech Hill High Schoollogbooks (1943-1966) SD Luton Beech Hill 1/1-2
admission registers (1939-1966) SD Luton Beech Hill 2/9-10
LutonBeech Hill High School opened in 1966 on the amalgamation of Beech Hill boys and girls CSM Schools - closed 1985logbooks (1966-1985) SD Luton Beech Hill 1/4-5
admission registers (1966-1984) SD Luton Beech Hill 2/1-3
others: correspondence (1983-1985)
LutonChantry CP Junior opened 1960 - Junior 1966logbook (1960-1985) SD Luton Chantry 1/1
LutonChrist Church National Boys Junior opened 1868 - Christ Church PE Boys 1903 - Christ Church Junior Boys 1932 - Christ Church VP Junior Boys 1946 - Christ Church VP Junior Mixed 1951 when the separate boys and girls schools amalgamated - closed 1965admission register (1946-1965) SD Luton Christ Church 1/2
LutonChrist Church National Infants opened 1868 - Christ Church PE Infants 1903 - Christ Church VP Infants 1946 - closed 1965admission register (1935-1958) SD Luton Christ Church 1/1
LutonDenbigh CSM opened 1955 on the amalgamation of Denbigh Road boys and girls CSM Schools - Denbigh High 1966admission register (1959-1966) SD Luton Denbigh 1/1
LutonFive Springs Special School opened 1972correspondence (1983-1988)
LutonHitchin Road Board Girls School opened 1883 - Council Girls 1903 - amalgamated with Hitchin Road Council Boys to form Hitchin Road Council Junior Mixed 1932admission register (1905-1934) SD Luton Hitchin Road 2/2/2
LutonHitchin Road Board Infants School opened 1883 - Council Infants 1903 - CP Infants 1946 - closed 1967logbook (1901-1937) SD Luton Hitchin Road 4/1/2
LutonHitchin Road Council Junior Mixed School opened 1932 on the amalgamation of Hitchin Road boys and girls Council Junior Schoolslogbook (1932-1958) SD Luton Hitchin Road 3/1/1
LutonPirton Hill Infants School opened 1971logbooks (1971-1992) SD Luton Pirton 1/1-2
others: booklet commemorating official opening in 1973
LutonRothesay Nursery opened 1970 in premises of the former Congregation of Sainte Marie private nursery and infant schoollogbooks (1970-1996) SD Luton Rothesay 1/1-3
LutonSt.Matthew's Boys School opened 1870 - PE Boys 1903 - amalgamated with St.Matthew's PE Girls in 1932 to form St.Matthew's PE Junior Mixed Schoollogbook (1908-1919) SD Luton St.Matthew's 2/1/2
LutonSt.Matthew's Girls School opened 1864 - PE Girls 1903 - amalgamated with St.Matthew's PE Boys in 1932 to form St.Matthew's PE Junior Mixed Schoollogbooks (1902-1930) SD Luton St.Matthew's 1/1/2-3
LutonSt.Matthew's PE Junior Mixed School opened 1932 on amalgamation of St.Matthew's boys and girls PE Schools - CP Junior 1946 - Junior c.1960slogbooks (1966-1975) SD Luton St.Matthew's 3/1/2-3
LutonStockwood Girls High opened 1964 - became Stockwood High with the addition of boys in 1967logbook (1964-1967) SD Luton Stockwood 1
LutonThe Meads CP Infants School opened 1962 - Infants c.1964 - Primary School 1973logbook (1962-1983)
LutonWhipperley CP Infants School opened 1952 - Infants 1964logbooks (1952-1987) SD Luton Whipperley 1/1-2
LutonNOTE: The following LUTON Schools Log Books are deposited with LUTON MUSEUM
Chapel Street School (1877-1919)
Christ Church Infants School (1874-1914)
Christ Church Junior School (1874-1904)
Langley Street School (1893-1921)
Limbury Infants School (1899-1944)
Luton Modern School for Boys (later Luton Boys Grammar School) (1904-1966)
Luton Sixth Form College (1966-1988)
Old Bedford Road Infants School (1890-1926)
Old Bedford Road Junior School (1884-1918)
Queen Square School (1863-1909)
St.Matthew's Infants School (1870-1910)
Surrey Street Infants School (1891-1903)
Surrey Street Junior School (1874-1918)
 
Marston MoretaineMarston Moretaine & Lidlington National School opened 1847 - Marston Moretaine National 1867 - Church End Board 1875 - Church End Council 1903 - Church End CP 1946 - Church End Lower 1970slogbooks (1863-1970) SD Marston Moretaine 4/1-3
boys admission register (1847--1860) SD Marston Moretaine 5/1
boys admission registers (1866-1898) SD Marston Moretaine 5/2-3
girls admission register (1867-1898) SD Marston Moretaine 5/4
mixed admission register (1890-1939) SD Marston Moretaine 5/5
others: list of headteachers (1847-1965), programmes of events (1956-1958), miscellaneous records
MauldenNational School opened 1849 - Board Mixed 1873 - Council Mixed 1903 - Council Mixed & Infants 1930 - CP Junior Mixed & Infants 1946 - Lower 1970slogbooks (1863-1989) SD Maulden 3-7
admission registers (1865-1923) Micf 38/19
admission register (1923-1974) SD Maulden 11
MauldenBoard Infants School opened 1879 - Council Infants 1903 - closed 1930logbooks (1879-1930) SD Maulden 1-2
admission registers (1879-1930) Micf 39/19
MeppershallNational School opened 1838 - PE 1903 - VA CP 1946 - VA Lower 1970slogbooks (1873-1945) Micf 38/6
MillbrookChurch School opened c.1840 - Board 1873 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - CP Infant 1964 - Lower 1970s - closed 1977logbooks (1867-1977) SD Millbrook 1/1-3
admission register (1894-1976) SD Millbrook 14
others: Inspector's reports (1879-1902); examination schedules (1882-1894); attendance and summary registers (1963-1977); managers' meetings (1970-1977); miscellaneous records
Milton BryanDame's School opened 1823 - Lady Inglis' School 1853 - PE 1903 - VA CP 1946 - VA Lower 1970s - closed 1983logbook (1902-1983) SD Milton Bryan 1
admission register (1894-1983) SD Milton Bryan 2
NorthillNational School 1855 - PE 1903 - VA CP 1946 - VA Lower 1970slogbooks (1863-1976) SD Northill 1/1-3
admission register (1903-1972) SD Northill 2/1
others: attendance registers (1959-1972)
NorthillCaldecote National School opened 1861 - Caldecote PE 1903 - Caldecote VC CP 1946 - Caldecote VC Lower 1970slogbooks (1862-1969) SD Northill (Caldecote) 1-3
OakleyCharity School opened 1802 - Church School 1841 - Board 1879 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970slogbooks (1867-1957) SD Oakley 1/1-3
others: examination schedules (1898-1914); Inspector's reports (1897-1902); annual returns (1896-1950); accounts (1893-1902)
OdellNational School opened 1860 - PE 1903 - VC CP 1946 - VC Lower 1970s - closed 1983logbooks (1872-1983) SD Odell 1/1-3
admission registers (1872-1983) SD Odell 5/1-2
others: Inspector's report (1930); syllabus and record books (1947-1951); attendance registers (1943-1983); correspondence (1982-1983); consultative paper on future of school (1978); photographs (1969-1982)
Old WardenChurch School opened c.1818 - PE 1903 - VA CP 1946 - VA Lower 1970s - closed 1986logbooks (1891-1986) SD Old Warden 1-4
admission register (1895-1985) SD Old Warden 6
PavenhamChurch School opened 1853 - PE 1903 - Council 1921 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970s - closed 1983logbooks (1879-1983) SD Pavenham 1/1-5
admission registers (1869-1982) SD Pavenham 2/1-3
others: attendance registers (1968-1970)
PertenhallNational School opened 1870 - PE 1903 - closed 1946logbook (1927-1946) SD Pertenhall 1/1
admission register (1875-1946) SD Pertenhall 2/1
others: summary and attendance registers (1945-1946)
PodingtonNational School opened 1843 - PE 1903 - VA CP 1946 - VA Lower 1970s - Christopher Reeves VA Lower c.1980slogbooks (1867-1931) SD Podington 3/1-3
others: managers' minutes (1895-1964); miscellaneous records
PotsgroveChurch School opened 1862 - Board 1896 - Council 1903 - closed 1916logbook (1873-1916) SD Potsgrove 1
admission register (1875-1916) SD Potsgrove 2
PottonPotton Board Infant School opened 1876 - Council Infant 1903 - Council Girls & Infants 1925 - Council Junior Mixed & Infants 1931 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970slogbooks (1876-1967) SD Potton 4, 9-10
Girls School logbook (1885-1904) SD Potton 2
PottonPotton Board Mixed School opened 1876 - Council Mixed 1904 - Council Boys 1925 - Senior Mixed 1931 - CSM 1946 - closed 1955Mixed School logbook (1876-1885) SD Potton 1
Mixed School logbook (1904-1925) SD Potton 3
Boys School logbook (1925-1931) SD Potton 5
Mixed School logbook (1931-1955) SD Potton 5-6
PulloxhillNational Infant School opened 1844 - Juniors added at some point between 1844 and 1903 - PE 1903 - CP 1946 - closed 1951 - reopened 1960 - Lower 1970slogbooks (1913-1951) SD Pulloxhill 1-2
RavensdenChurch School opened 1865 - PE 1903 - VC CP 1946 - VC Lower 1970slogbooks (1876-1921) Micf 38/8
others: managers' minutes (1903-1966); financial material (1871-1964); deeds and other records relating to land and buildings (1841-1948); staffing records (1858-1903); managers' and trustees' correspondence (1874-1952)
RenholdChurch School opened 1866 - PE 1903 - VC CP 1946 - VC Lower 1970slogbooks (1866-1932) SD Renhold 1/1-2
logbook (1974-1990) SD Renhold 1/4
others: orders of service for funerals (1982-1990) and newspaper cuttings (1982-1983)
RidgmontChurch School opened 1854 - Board 1878 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970slogbooks (1918-1974) SD Ridgmont 1-2
RiseleyNational School opened 1813 - closed c.1820 - reopened 1839 - PE 1903 - VA CP 1946 - VA Lower 1970slogbooks (1870-1970) SD Riseley Lower 2/1-4
others: managers' minutes (1871-1890); Evening School logbook (1906-1930); reports (1872-1903); examination schedules (1876-1892); pupil teachers records (1871-1908); correspondence; scrapbook (1898-1971)
RiseleyMargaret Beaufort CSM opened 1962 - Margaret Beaufort Middle 1977logbooks (1962-1997) SD Margaret Beaufort Middle School, Riseley 1/1-4
others: photographs (1992)
RoxtonNational School opened 1860 - PE 1903 - VA CP 1946 - VA Lower 1970slogbooks (1863-1973) SD Roxton 1/1-2
others: deeds and building plans (1859-1895)
SalfordNational School opened 1860 - PE 1903 - VP 1946 - closed 1952logbooks (1872-1952) SD Salford 1-2
admission register (1912-1952) SD Salford 3
others: miscellaneous records
SandySandy Council Infants School opened 1906 - CP Infants 1946 - closed 1952logbooks (1907-1952) Micf 38/21
admission register (1907-1944) Micf 38/21-22
SandySandy Council School opened 1906 - CP 1946 - Laburnum Lower 1970slogbook (1952-1974) Micf 38/21
SandyNational Boys School opened 1868 - PE 1903 - amalgamated with PE Girls School in 1920 to form PE Junior Mixed School and PE Central Mixed Schoollogbook (1915-1920) Micf 38/21
admission registers (1893-1920) Micf 38/21
SandyNational Girls School opened 1868 - PE 1903 - amalgamated with PE Boys School in 1920 to form PE Junior Mixed School and PE Central Mixed Schoollogbooks (1898-1920) Micf 38/21
admission register (1907-1920) Micf 38/21
SandyNational Infants School opened 1896 - PE Infants 1903 - possibly became part of PE Mixed in 1927logbooks (1874-1927) Micf 38/21
admission registers (1899-1927) Micf 38/21
SandyPE Central Mixed School (for 12-14 year olds) opened 1920 - amalgamated with PE Junior Mixed School in 1924 to form PE Mixedlogbook (1920-1924) Micf 38/21
admission register (1920-1924) Micf 38/21
SandyPE Junior Mixed School opened in 1920 on amalgamation of PE boys and girls Schools - amalgamated with PE Central Mixed School in 1924 to form PE Mixedlogbook (1920-1924) Micf 39/21
admission register (1920-1924) Micf 38/21
SandyPE Mixed School opened 1924 on amalgamation of PE Junior Mixed and PE Central Mixed - VA CP 1946 - VC CP 1951 - VC CP Infants 1952 - St.Swithun's VC CP Infants 1969 - St.Swithun's VC Lower 1970slogbooks (1924-1951) Micf 38/21
admission registers (1924--1951) Micf 38/21
SharnbrookChurch School opened 1830s - Board 1871 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - John Gibbard Lower 1970slogbooks (1868-1958) SD Sharnbrook 1-5
ShillingtonChurch School opened 1856 - Board 1874 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970slogbook (1866-1893) SD Shillington 1
Shortstown: see Eastcotts  
SilsoeChurch Boys School opened c.1831 - amalgamated with Church Girls School 1896logbooks (1869-1896) SD Silsoe 4-5
SilsoeChurch Girls School opened c.1831 - amalgamated with Church Boys School 1896logbook (1863-1896) SD Silsoe 1
SilsoeChurch Infants School opened 1828 - PE Infants 1903 - amalgamated with PE Junior 1923logbooks (1873-1922) SD Silsoe 2-3
SilsoeSilsoe Church Junior Mixed School opened 1896 on amalgamation of Silsoe Church boys and girls Schools - PE 1903 - VC CP 1946 - VC Lower 1970slogbook (1896-1940) SD Silsoe 5
Slip End: see Caddington  
SouldropChurch School opened 1868 - Board 1877 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - closed 1962logbook (1924-1962) SD Souldrop 1
SouthillBroom National Infants School first referred to c.1864 - PE Infants 1903 - CP Infants 1946 - closed 1948logbooks (1893-1948) SD Southill (Broom) 1/1-2
SouthillSouthill National School opened 1820 - PE 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970slogbooks (1880-1993) SD Southill 1/1-4
others: statements on school (1880-1924); reports on school (1881-1894); list of Evening School attendees (1892); staffing records (1882-1936); accounts (1895-1897)
SouthillStanford National School opened 1899 - PE Infants 1903 - closed 1921logbook (1899-1921) SD Southill Stanford 1/1
admission register (1899-1921) SD Southill Stanford 2/1
StagsdenFree School opened before 1818 - National 1874 - PE 1903 - VA CP 1946 - VA CP Infants 1965 - VA Lower 1970s - closed 1983logbooks (1874-1983)
admission register (1937-1982)
Stanford: see Southill  
SteppingleyChurch School opened 1839 - Board 1874 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970s - closed 1983logbooks (1868-1983) SD Steppingley 1-4
admission registers (1868-1983) SD Steppingley 16-17
others: photographs (1978-1982)
StevingtonBritish School opened 1864 - Board 1874 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970s - closed 1983logbooks (1864-1983) SD Stevington 3/1-6
admission registers (1868-1983) SD Stevington 1/1, 7
others: attendance registers (1893-1910)
StewartbyStewartby Council Junior School opened 1936 - CP 1946 - Broadmead CP 1965 - Broadmead Lower 1970slogbook (1936-1983) SD Stewartby Broadmead 1/1
StewartbyStewartby Council Senior School opened 1937 - CS 1946 - Middle 1970slogbook (1937-1995)
others: Inspector's report (1956)
StondonStondon Church School opened 1861 - Board 1874 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970slogbooks (1874-1964) Micf 38/9
StreatleyBoard School opened 1883 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970s - closed 1983logbooks (1883-1905) SD Streatley 1/1-3
admission registers (1883-1981) SD Streatley 1/4-5
others: attendance registers (1952-1975)
SundonBoard School opened 1873 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970slogbooks (1874-1939) SD Sundon 1/1-2
admission register (1874-1911) SD Sundon 2/1
SuttonChurch School opened c.1823 - PE 1903 - VA CP 1946 - VA Lower 1970slogbooks (1877-1925) SD Sutton 1-3
SwinesheadFree School 1875 - PE 1903 - closed 1925logbooks (1875-1925)
admission registers (1904-1925)
Tebworth: see Chalgrave  
TempsfordParochial School first referred to in 1853 - PE 1903 - Council 1920 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970s - closed 1983logbooks (1869-1983) SD Tempsford 1/1-3
admission registers (1865-1983) SD Tempsford 2, 3/1-2
others: managers' minutes (1893-1920), Inspector's report (1903)
ThurleighNational School opened 1843 - Board 1875 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970slogbooks (1870-1934) SD Thurleigh 1/1-2
TingrithMiss Trevor's School 1841 - PE 1903 - closed 1946logbooks (1879-1946) SD Tingrith 1-3
ToddingtonCouncil School opened 1909 - CS 1946 - Parkfields CS c.1960s - Parkfields Middle 1970slogbooks (1909-1971) Micf 38/11
admission register (1929-1969) Micf 38/11
ToddingtonNational School opened 1854 - PE 1903 - VC CP 1946 - St.George of England VC CP - St.George of England VC Lower 1970s - St.George's VC Lower c.1980slogbooks (1863-1977) SD Toddington 1/1-6
admission registers (1874-1961) SD Toddington 4/1-5
others: managers' minutes (1903-1927); Evening School admission register (1907-1922); school returns (1900-1939); reports (1896-1944); staffing records (1896-1941); examination schedules (1895-1899); miscellaneous records; Annie Walker's Homework Books (1901-1903); Heather Pears' Nature Study Book (1957-1958); school magazines (1954-1970); photographs (1902-1931); magazine article on the school (1976)
ToddingtonNational Infants School opened 1854 - PE Infants 1903 - amalgamated into PE School 1926logbook (1914-1926) SD Toddington 2/1
admission register (1910-1926) SD Toddington 4/6
TotternhoeChurch School opened 1867 - PE 1903 - VC CP 1946 - CP 1947 - Lower 1970slogbooks (1872-1934) SD Totternhoe 1/1-3
TurveyNational Mixed School opened 1818 - PE Mixed 1903 - amalgamated with PE Infants in 1937 to form PE Elementary Juniorlogbooks (1862-1937) SD Turvey 2/1-4
admission registers (1934-1937) SD Turvey 3/1-5
TurveyNational Infants School opened 1841 - PE Infants 1903 - amalgamated with PE Mixed in 1937 to form PE Elementary Juniorlogbooks (1862-1937) SD Turvey 1/1-3
TurveyPE Elementary Junior School opened in 1937 following amalgamation of PE Mixed and PE Infants Schools - VC CP 1946 - CP Junior c.1960s - CP Infants c.1960s - Lower 1970slogbook (1937-1948) SD Turvey 1/3
WhipsnadeNational School opened 1872 - PE 1903 - closed 1921 - reopened 1939 - closed 1946logbook (1912-1921) SD Whipsnade 1/1
logbook (1939-1946) SD Whipsnade 1/2
admission registers (1879-1920) SD Whipsnade 2/1-2
others: managers' minutes (1871-1921); financial records (1879-1921); miscellaneous records
WildenFree School opened 1624/5 - PE 1903 - VA CP 1946 - VA Lower 1970slogbooks (1882-1997) SD Wilden 1/1-4
WillingtonParochial School opened 1867 - Board 1875 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970slogbooks (1868-1975) Micf 38/12
WilsteadEndowed School opened 1686 - National 1846 - PE 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970slogbook (1920-1958) SD Wilstead 1
admission register (1903-1958) SD Wilstead 3/1
others: attendance registers (1955-1957)
WilsteadNational Infants School opened 1873 - PE Infants 1903 - CP Infants 1946 - amalgamated into CP School 1958logbook (1931-1958) SD Wilstead 2
admission register (1921-1958) SD Wilstead 3/2
others: attendance registers (1955-1957)
Wingfield: see Chalgrave  
WoburnBritish Boys School opened 1808 - Board Boys 1873 - Council Boys 1903 - amalgamated with Council Girls to form Council Junior Mixed in 1928logbooks (1863-1928) SD Woburn 1/1-2
admission registers (1850-1928) SD Woburn 2/1-3
Woburn Sands: see Aspley Heath  
WoottonBoard Infants School opened 1877 - Council Infants 1903 - CP Infants 1946 - amalgamated into Wootton CP 1954logbooks (1877-1953) SD Wootton Infants 1-3
admission register (1875-1893) SD Wootton Infants 4
WoottonParochial School opened c.1864 - Board 1875 - Council 1903 - CP 1946 - Lower 1970slogbook (1875-1915) SD Wootton CP 1
WrestlingworthNational School opened 1851/2 - PE 1903 - VC CP 1946 - VC Lower 1970slogbooks (1874-1972) Micf 38/28
WymingtonParochial School opened 1876 - Board 1899 - PE 1903 - VA CP 1946 - VA Lower 1970slogbooks (1876-1926) Micf 28/29
YieldenChurch School opened 1845 - PE 1903 - closed 1925 - reopened 1939 - closed 1946logbooks (1872-1925) SD Yelden 1/1-2
logbook (1939-1946) SD Yelden 1/3
admission registers (1874-1925) SD Yelden 2/1-2


Records Kept by School Boards

School Boards were introduced by the Education Act of 1870 and were designed to provide a good standard of education where there was no local school or where the local school was considered inadequate. Local ratepayers voted for Board members and the Board ran the local school, following the Education Act of 1902 Board Schools became Council Schools administered by managers or governors appointed largely by the newly formed Local Education Authority (in Bedfordshire these were: Bedfordshire County Council, Bedford Borough Council and Luton Borough Council). School Boards were only set up in certain localities (see list below), other schools remaining under the control of the National or British Societies or other local charities or individuals. The record office holds the records (usually minute books, correspondence and financial material) of the following School Boards (listed with date of formation and archive reference):

  • Arlesey 1874 SB 0
  • Aspley Guise 1879 SB 1
  • Aspley Heath 1885 SB 2
  • Battlesden and Potsgrove 1896 SB 4
  • Bedford 1897 EB
  • Biggleswade 1873 SB 5
  • Bolnhurst 1884 SB 6
  • Caddington and Flamstead 1875 SB 7
  • Campton and Chicksands 1875 SB 8
  • Chalton (see Toddington Chalton)
  • Chicksands (see Campton and Chicksands)
  • Cople 1876 SB 9
  • Cotton End (see Eastcotts)
  • Dean 1877 SB 10
  • Eastcotts 1873 SB 14
  • Eaton Bray 1893 SB 12
  • Eaton Socon 1872 SB 13
  • Eggington (see Stanbridge)
  • Elstow 1873 SB 15
  • Eversholt 1885 SB 16
  • Everton and Tetworth 1873 SB 17
  • Flamstead [Hertfordshire] (see Caddington and Flamstead)
  • Flitwick 1872 SB 18
  • Goldington 1872 SB 19
  • Great Barford 1878 SB 3
  • Harlington 1872 SB 20
  • Houghton Regis 1878 SB 21
  • Husborne Crawley 1878 SB 22
  • Hyde (see Luton)
  • Kempston 1876 SB 23
  • Keysoe 1873 SB 24
  • Langford 1873 SB 25
  • Leighton Buzzard 1893 SB 26
  • Lidlington 1874 SB 27
  • Linslade 1882 SB 54
  • Little Staughton 1873 SB 40
  • Luton 1874 SB 28
  • Marston Moretaine 1875 SB 29
  • Maulden 1873 SB 30
  • Millbrook 1873 SB 31
  • Oakley 1878 SB 32
  • Potsgrove (see Battlesden and Potsgrove)
  • Potton 1875 SB 33
  • Ridgmont 1878 SB 34
  • Sharnbrook 1871 SB 35
  • Shefford 1875 SB 36
  • Shillington 1874 SB 37
  • Souldrop 1877 SB 38
  • Stanbridge (with Eggington and Tilsworth) SB 39
  • Steppingley 1874 SB 41
  • Stevington 1874 SB 42
  • Stotfold 1890 SB 43
  • Streatley 1875 SB 44
  • Sundon 1872 SB 45
  • Tetworth [Huntingdonshire] (see Everton and Tetworth)
  • Thurleigh 1875 SB 46
  • Tilsworth (see Stanbridge)
  • Toddington Chalton 1893 SB 47
  • Westoning 1898 SB 48
  • Willington 1875 SB 50
  • Woburn 1873 SB 51
  • Wootton 1875 SB 52
  • Wymington 1899 SB 53

The parish of Edworth was administered by the Hinxworth and Edworth School Board set up in 1874 but the records are not held by Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Records Service since Hinxworth is in Hertfordshire


School Governors' and Managers' Minutes

Following the Education Act of 1903 schools were required to have boards of managers (now governors) to run the school. These governors were appointed by different bodies, depending on the nature of the school but including the Local Education Authority, Parish Council and, if a religiously affiliated school, the appropriate governing body of the local church. Before 1974 schools were often grouped together to be managed, a practice which has now ceased. The record office holds the following records, an asterisk after the archive reference number indicating that other types of record, such as correspondence, are also held (all managers'/governors' records are withheld from general public inspection for 30 years):

  • Ampthill Alameda School 1974-1988 SGM 37
  • Ampthill Redbourne School 1954-1988 SGM 1*
  • Ampthill Primary Schools 1903-1973 SGM 2+SMM 1
  • Arlesey Etonbury School 1955-1988 SGM 3
  • Aspley Guise Fulbrook School 1958-1973 SGM 4*
  • Barton-le-Clay Arnold School 1957-1988 SGM 5
  • Bedford EBGM
  • Bedford Brickhill School 1974-1988 SGM 39
  • Bedford Drake Lower School 1974-1980 SMM 47
  • Bedford Goldington Middle 1974-1987 SGM 40
  • Bedford John Bunyan School 1974-1988 SGM 38
  • Bedford John Howard 1978-1988 SGM 41
  • Bedford Kingsbrook School 1974-1987 SGM 42
  • Bedford Livingstone Lower School 1984-1988 SMM 64
  • Bedford Mander College 1958-1976 SGM 34
  • Bedford Mark Rutherford School 1974-1989 SGM 43
  • Bedford Marlborough Lower School 1974-1987 SMM 43*
  • Bedford Newnham School 1974-1986 SGM 44
  • Bedford Parkwood School 1975-1988 SGM 45
  • Bedford Pilgrim School 1974-1988 SGM 46*
  • Bedford Priory Lower School 1974-1987 SMM 44*
  • Bedford Queen Park Lower School 1974-1980 SMM 45
  • Bedford Raleigh Lower School 1974-1995 SMM 67
  • Bedford Shackleton Lower School 1986-1988 SMM 63*
  • Bedford Silver Jubilee School 1974-1988 SGM 47
  • Bedford Stephenson Lower School 1974-1980 SMM 46
  • Bedford The Hills Lower School 1974-1985 SMM 50
  • Bedford Westfield School 1974-1988 SGM 48
  • Bedford Woodside School 1974-1986 SGM 49
  • Biggleswade Primary School Group 1940-1974 SMM 3
  • Biddenham Upper School 1987-1988 SGM 59*
  • Biggleswade Holmemead School 1955-1987 SGM 6
  • Biggleswade Stratton School 1951-1988 SGM 7
  • Bolnhurst Primary School 1903-1950 SMM 60
  • Bromham Rice Trevor School 1965-1980 SMM 4*
  • Bromham St.Owen's School 1903-1984 SMM 35*
  • Broom (see Southill)
  • Caddington Five Oaks School 1964-1973 SGM 8
  • Caddington Primary School 1919-1974 SMM 34
  • Caddington Slip End Primary School 1919-1974 SMM 34
  • Caddington Willowfield School 1971-1974 SMM 34
  • Campton Primary School 1952-1969 SMM 23
  • Cardington Primary School 1922-1986 SMM 7+30
  • Chalgrave Primary School 1903-1983 SMM 29*
  • Chalton see Toddington
  • Clifton Samuel Whitbread School 1972-1986 SGM 9+57
  • Colmworth Primary School 1903-1971 SD C'worth 3/1
  • Colmworth Primary School 1957-1984 SMM 56*
  • Cople Primary School 1922-1937 SMM 7
  • Cople Lower School 1981-1985 SMM 57
  • Cotton End see Eastcotts
  • Dean Primary School 1903-1961 SMM 5
  • Dunstable Ashton Grammar School 1948-1972 SGM 10*
  • Dunstable Ashton St.Peter's School 1903-1958 P 72/29/1
  • Dunstable Secondary Schools Groups 1955-1973 SGM11*
  • Dunstable Primary Schools Groups 1903-1974 SMM 6
  • Dunstable Highfields School 1975-1983 SMM 33
  • Dunstable Kingsbury School 1957-1972 SGM 12*
  • Dunstable Manshead School 1968-1973 SGM 13
  • Dunstable Millvale School 1968-1973 SGM11+14
  • Dunstable Northfields School 1968-1973 SGM11+15
  • Dunstable Queen Eleanor's 1959-1973 SGM 16
  • Dunstable Dunstable College 1961-1974 SGM 35
  • Eastcotts Cotton End School 1922-1986 SMM 7+36*
  • Eastcotts Shortstown School 1958-1980 SMM 7+37*
  • Eaton Bray Primary School 1960-1974 SMM 6
  • Eggington Primary School 1925-1983 SMM 12+32*
  • Elstow Abbey School 1957-1988 SGM 17
  • Elstow Primary School 1922-1980 SMM 7*+38*
  • Eversholt Primary School 1959-1974 SMM 22
  • Everton Primary School 1903-1974 SMM 15
  • Felmersham Primary School 1903-1931 P 93/29/1
  • Felmersham Primary School 1939-1974 SMM 28
  • Flitwick Primary Schools 1903-1974 SGM 2+ SMM 8
  • Flitwick Lower School 1974-1987 SMM 59*
  • Flitwick Woodland School 1974-1988 SGM 50*
  • Gravenhurst Primary School 1953-1974 SMM 24*
  • Harlington Primary School 1959-1974 SMM 22
  • Harlington Upper School 1974-1986 SGM 51*
  • Harrold Priory School 1955-1988 SGM 18*
  • Harrold Primary School 1955-1974 SMM 9
  • Haynes Primary School 1922-1974 SMM 7
  • Houghton Regis Primary Schools Group 1960-1974 SMM 6+10
  • Houghton Regis Linmear School 1971-1973 SGM 19
  • Hyde East Hyde Primary School 1919-1974 SMM 34
  • Kempston Primary Schools Group 1924-1974 SMM 11
  • Kempston Bedford Road Lower School 1974-1980 SMM39*
  • Kempston Secondary Schools Group 1947-1973 SGM 20*
  • Kempston Daubeney School 1974-1988 SGM 52*
  • Kempston Robert Bruce School 1974-1986 SGM 53
  • Kempston Hastingsbury School 1969-1987 SGM 21*
  • Kempston Rural Primary School 1974-1986 SMM 40*
  • Keysoe Primary School 1903-1974 SMM 60
  • Keysoe Lower School 1974-1983 SMM 61
  • Keysoe Kymbrook Lower School 1983-1985 SMM 58*
  • Langford Primary School 1940-1974 SMM 3
  • Leagrave Primary School 1919-1974 SMM 34
  • Leighton Buzzard Cedars School 1955-1973 SGM 22
  • Leighton Buzzard Primary Schools Group 1925-1974 SMM 12
  • Leighton Buzzard Secondary Schools Group 1954-1973 SGM 23
  • Lidlington Primary School 1903-1937 SMM 13+20
  • Lidlington Thomas Johnson Lower School 1976-1983 SMM 55*
  • Limbury Primary School 1919-1962 SMM 34
  • Linslade Secondary/Middle School 1953-1973 SGM 24*
  • Little Barford Primary School 1914-1932 SMM 2
  • Little Staughton Primary School 1974-1983 SMM 51*+60
  • Luton Secondary/Modern/High Schools 1904-1963 SGM 31
  • Luton Barnfield College 1972-1973 SGM 60
  • Luton Hart Hill Nursery School 1979-1990 SMM 66*
  • Luton Norton Road Primary School 1919-1974 SMM 34
  • Luton Putteridge Bury College 1965-1976 SGM 36
  • Luton Primary School Groups 1947-1967 SMM 49
  • Luton Secondary School Groups 1964-1966 SGM 31+33
  • Luton Technical College 1942-1968 SGM 32
  • Marston Moretaine Primary School 1903-1937 SMM 13
  • Marston Moretaine Primary School 1937-1986 SMM 20*
  • Marston Moretaine Shelton Primary School 1903-1937 SMM 13
  • Marston Moretaine Shelton Primary School 1937-1986 SMM 20*
  • Maulden Primary School 1903-1974 SMM 8
  • Millbrook Primary School 1954-1977 SMM1+20+42
  • Milton Bryan Primary School 1903-1962 P 15/29/1
  • Milton Ernest Primary School 1903-1956 P 80/29/2
  • Mogerhanger Primary School 1909-1944 SMM 17
  • Oakley Lincroft School 1962-1988 SGM 25*
  • Oakley Primary School 1903-1974 SMM 14*
  • Pavenham Primary School 1926-1983 SMM 14*+48*
  • Potton Burgoyne School 1975-1987 SGM 54
  • Potton Primary Schools 1903-1974 SMM 15*
  • Pulloxhill Primary School 1961-1974 SMM 8
  • Ravensden Primary School 1903-1966 SD Rav'n 3/1
  • Renhold Primary School 1903-1974 SMM 16*
  • Ridgmont Primary School 1903-1937 SMM 27
  • Riseley Margaret Beaufort School 1962-1988 SGM 26*
  • Sandy Primary Schools 1906-1944 SMM 17
  • Sandy Sandye Place School 1955-1986 SGM 27*
  • Sandy Upper School 1975-1986 SGM 55*
  • Sharnbrook Primary School 1939-1974 SMM 28
  • Sharnbrook Upper School 1975-1988 SGM 56
  • Shefford Primary School 1953-1974 SMM 24*
  • Shefford Robert Bloomfield School 1953-1988 SGM 28
  • Shefford Samuel Whitbread School see Clifton
  • Shelton see Marston Moretaine
  • Shillington Primary School 1903-1938 SMM 18
  • Shortstown see Eastcotts
  • Souldrop Primary School 1939-1962 SMM28
  • Southill Primary School 1903-1974 SMM 19+24*
  • Southill Lower School 1974-1985 SMM 52
  • Southill Broom Primary School 1903-1948 SMM 19+24*
  • Southill Stanford Primary School 1903-1921 SMM 19
  • Stagsden Primary School 1903-1983 SMM 65
  • Stanbridge Primary School 1925-1974 SMM 12
  • Stanford (see Southill)
  • Steppingley Primary School 1903-1983 SMM 8+54*
  • Stevington Primary School 1903-1983 SMM 14*+31*
  • Stewartby Secondary/Middle School 1955-1988 SGM29
  • Stewartby Broadmead School 1937-1986 SMM20*
  • Stondon Lower Stondon Primary School 1903-1938 SMM 18+24*
  • Stopsley Primary School 1919-1974 SMM 34
  • Stotfold Primary School 1911-1936 SMM 21
  • Streatley Primary School 1959-1974 SMM 22
  • Studham Primary School 1914-1970 SMM 25*
  • Sundon Primary School 1959-1974 SMM 22
  • Tempsford Lower School 1974-1983 SMM 62
  • Thurleigh Primary School 1903-1974 SMM 60
  • Toddington Parkfields School 1955-1986 SGM 30*
  • Toddington Primary School 1903-1927 SD Todd'n 3/1
  • Toddington Primary School 1959-1974 SMM 22
  • Toddington Chalton Primary School 1959-1974 SMM 22
  • Totternhoe Primary School 1893-1950 P 58/29/1-2
  • Totternhoe Primary School 1960-1974 SMM 6
  • Turvey Primary School 1955-1985 SMM 9+53
  • Westoning Primary School 1903-1974 SMM 8
  • Willington Primary School 1922-1986 SMM 7+41*
  • Wilstead Primary School 1958-1974 SMM 7
  • Woburn Primary School 1903-1937 SMM 26
  • Wootton Upper School 1975-1986 SGM 58
  • Wootton Primary School 1924-1974 SMM 11+20


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