Frocester: Education

A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 10, Westbury and Whitstone Hundreds. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1972.

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'Frocester: Education', in A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 10, Westbury and Whitstone Hundreds, (London, 1972) pp. 177-178. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/glos/vol10/pp177-178 [accessed 19 April 2024]

EDUCATION.

A school master buried at Frocester in 1757 (fn. 1) may have taught a school in the parish. In 1818 there were two day schools at Frocester both apparently wholly dependent on fees, and the poor were said to lack means of education. (fn. 2) In 1831 a day and Sunday school, supported by the principal inhabitants, was started in a building in Frog Lane provided by the Graham-Clarke family; a salaried master and mistress were teaching 80 children in 1833. (fn. 3) A new building was provided in 1860, (fn. 4) and in 1874 the school was supported by voluntary contributions, apparently mainly from John Graham-Clarke, by school pence, and by a small legacy. (fn. 5) The school had an average attendance of 25 in 1885, (fn. 6) and 40 in 1911. In 1922, when attendance had fallen to 16, (fn. 7) the school was closed, the children going to Leonard Stanley. (fn. 8) In 1931 the school building housed the village institute, (fn. 9) but in the early 1950s it was adapted as a private house. (fn. 10)

Footnotes

  • 1. Bigland, Glos. i. 608.
  • 2. Educ. of Poor Digest, 300.
  • 3. Educ. Enquiry Abstract, 315; G.D.R. Frocester tithe award.
  • 4. Kelly's Dir. Glos. (1885), 463.
  • 5. Ibid. (1870), 549; Ed. 7/37.
  • 6. Kelly's Dir. Glos. (1885), 463.
  • 7. Bd. of Educ. List 21, 1911 (H.M.S.O.), 162; 1922, 104.
  • 8. Ed. 7/37; Kelly's Dir. Glos. (1927), 182.
  • 9. Kelly's Dir. Glos. (1931), 173.
  • 10. Local information.