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Fife - Education, 1851

A census of Religious Worship and Education was taken in 1851 at the same time as the census of population. A summary of the results was published in a British Parliamentary Paper in 1854.

The information on education tells us, amongst other things, the number of different schools and the number of scholars in March 1851.

The whole report has been made available by the University of Essex and is available online at histpop.

The table for Schools in Fife is as follows:

Fife. Population: 153546

Description of Schools Number of Schools Number of Scholars
Belonging to the Schools Attending on the day of the Census
Both sexes M. F. Both sexes M. F.
 
Day Schools 285 23145 12582 10563 20046 10903 9143
 
Public Day Schools 173 17208 9839 7369 14737 8460 6277
Private Day Schools 112 5937 2743 3194 5309 2443 2866
 
Classification of Public Schools
Class I - Supported by General or Local Taxation 59 5597 3625 1972 4846 3178 1668
Class II - Supported by Endowments 19 3324 1902 1422 2979 1678 1301
Class III - Supported by Religious Bodies 57 4650 2456 2194 3863 2050 1813
Class IV - Other Public Schools 38 3637 1856 1781 3049 1554 1495
 
Class I
Burgh Schools 11 1395 859 536 1230 769 461
Parochial Schools 48 4202 2766 1436 3616 2409 1207
 
Class II
Endowed Schools 19 3324 1902 1422 2979 1678 1301
 
Class III, Supported by:
Established Church 25 1520 581 939 1296 498 798
United Presbyterian Church 4 459 285 174 378 237 141
Free Church 27 2443 1451 992 2052 1232 820
Episcopal Church 1 228 139 89 137 83 54
 
Class IV
Ragged Schools (exclusive of those supported by Religious Bodies) 1 43 24 19 38 21 17
Colliery Schools 3 354 192 162 273 149 124
Iron Works School 1 43 27 16 35 19 16
Subscription Schools, of no specific character 33 3197 1613 1584 2703 1365 1338
 
Sabbath Schools 183 14753 6371 8382 11818 5053 6765
Supported by:
Established Church 53 4362 1781 2581 3580 1444 2136
United Presbyterian Church 37 3192 1310 1882 2624 1069 1555
Free Church 47 3925 1676 2249 2972 1273 1699
Episcopal Church 4 220 109 111 149 64 85
Independents or Congregationalists 9 452 227 225 372 183 189
Baptists 2 90 45 45 74 37 37
Wesleyan Methodists 1 39 29 10 29 24 5
Isolated Congregations 30 2473 1194 1279 2018 959 1059

Source: Census of Great Britain, 1851, Religious worship and education. Scotland. Report and tables. British Parliamentary Papers 1854 LIX (1764).