In 1833 five private day
schools, all started since 1818, educated c. 100
children, and there was a Sunday School for 76.
The Sunday school continued in 1841. (fn. 82) There
was apparently no church school in 1861 when
the curate, G. J. Taylor, opened one in a cottage.
In 1863, largely through his efforts, a National
school was built on the corner of Bures Road
and the lane to the church. (fn. 83) It was supported
by subscriptions and children's pence, and from
1875 by a government grant. Attendance had
risen to 70 by 1879 and remained about that
figure in the 1880s and 1890s. (fn. 84) An infants' room
was added to the building in 1884. (fn. 85) When the
school closed in 1932 there were 25 children on
the roll, over half of them from neighbouring
parishes. The building became a private house. (fn. 86)
The Colnes United British school on Colneford Hill was established for children from the
Colne parishes in 1850 with the help of a grant
from the British and Foreign Schools Society. (fn. 87)
In the 1860s and early 1870s attendance fluctuated between 33 and 60. The school, which
received government grants from 1861, closed
in 1874. (fn. 88)
Educ. Enq. Abstract, 272; E.R.O., D/ACM 12.
||Nat. Soc. file; Par. Rec., Taylor's notebk.
Rep. Educ. Cttee. of Council 1874-5 [C. 1265-1],
p. 320, H.C. (1875), xxiv, and following years; Schs. in
Receipt of Parl. Grants 1895-6 [C. 8179], p. 80, H.C. (1896),
lxv, and following years.
||Par. Rec., Taylor's notebk.
||Nat. Soc. file; E.R.O., sale cat. C211.
Annual Rep. Brit. and Foreign School Soc. (1897), list
Rep. Educ. Cttee. of Council 1860-1 , p. 568,
H.C. (1862), xlii, and following years to 1873-4 [C. 1019-I],
p. 323, H.C. (1874), xviii.