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School records in England

gibbo

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Has anyone bothered getting school records of their parents or grandparents? Im waiting to hear back as to whether there are school records for my father and no doubt there will be a price attached if the records still exist. It is in the 1940's era and wondering what sort of information is on them and if they are worth the money.
 

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It appears some school records survived.

We do hold records for what became known as the Whaley Thorns and Langwith Bassett Schools. Amongst these records, the following may be of most interest to you:

D2884/3/2 Infants Dept. Log Book, Jul 1899 - Jul 1942 (Indexed) 1899-1942
D2884/3/3 Infants Dept. Log Book, Aug 1942 - Apr 1968 (Indexed) 1942-1968
D2884/7/2 Infants Dept. and Withdrawals Register, Apr 1927 - Jun 1941 1927-1941
D2884/7/3 Infants Dept. Admissions and Withdrawals Register, Jun 1941 - Jan 1971 1941-1971
D2884/11/1 Boys, then Secondary Dept. Punishment Book, Apr 1944 - Jun 1979 1944-1979

We can carry out work on your behalf under the terms of our fee-paid copying and research service. At a cost of £30.00 per hour, our staff can consult sources in our archives and local studies collections, providing copies where appropriate. Payment in advance is taken as authorisation of the work to be done. Please complete the form available from our Copying and Research Service webpage to submit your request.

£30.00 per hour :oops: So just slightly over $50 when converted. Soon adds up if they take more than a hour to find any records.
 

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Nah i don't think there will be anything on them records that i need, mind you the punishment book could be interesting reading :ROFLMAO:
I know all of dad's details and no doubt his grandparents would have been noted as guardians since they raised him. I highly doubt his father's name would noted as his name isn't noted on any other record.
 

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Nah i don't think there will be anything on them records that i need, mind you the punishment book could be interesting reading :ROFLMAO:
I know all of dad's details and no doubt his grandparents would have been noted as guardians since they raised him. I highly doubt his father's name would noted as his name isn't noted on any other record.
Good to know about it anyway, I'd have thought it would be hopeless case to get School Records, but obviously not.

Well done Gibbo, at least it gives more avenues for research.(y)
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Just luck i think Steve, i wouldnt imagine every school kept their records and handed them to the archives. It got a bit confusing for me to find where the records were, Dad was in Langwith Nottinghamshire but the records are held at Derbyshire.

"Langwith is a close group of six villages crossing the Derbyshire-Nottinghamshire border, on the River Poulter about 2 miles from Warsop, and about 4 miles from Bolsover on the A632 road, south of Whaley Thorns."
 

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