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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: 1281954220000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1281961887000
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: 1282041305000
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: 1293647253000
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: 1293924936000
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: 1299948818000
Classification: Query
could you try census searches under addresses, assuming you know the address?

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