Sullington: Education

A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2, Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) Including Horsham. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1986.

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A P Baggs. C R J Currie. C R Elrington. S M Keeling. A M Rowland, 'Sullington: Education', A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2, Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) Including Horsham, (London, 1986), pp. 31. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/sussex/vol6/pt2/p31 [accessed 25 June 2024].

A P Baggs. C R J Currie. C R Elrington. S M Keeling. A M Rowland. "Sullington: Education", in A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2, Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) Including Horsham, (London, 1986) 31. British History Online, accessed June 25, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/sussex/vol6/pt2/p31.

Baggs, A P. Currie, C R J. Elrington, C R. Keeling, S M. Rowland, A M. "Sullington: Education", A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2, Bramber Rape (North-Western Part) Including Horsham, (London, 1986). 31. British History Online. Web. 25 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/sussex/vol6/pt2/p31.

EDUCATION.

A schoolmaster in Sullington was licensed in 1605. (fn. 1) Subscribers on behalf of Sullington and five other parishes were combining to provide a school on the Bell system there in 1818, attended by c. 45 boys and girls. (fn. 2) By 1833, however, one day school had only 5 boys and 7 girls; it was maintained by the parents. (fn. 3) It had lapsed by 1844. (fn. 4) There was apparently another school in 1862. (fn. 5) A Church of England mixed day school with an uncertificated teacher was opened in 1866 in an earlier building in Water Lane given by G. C. Carew-Gibson. It was maintained by subscriptions and pence and attended by 35. (fn. 6) Attendance reached 39 in 1871, but thereafter declined to 33 in 1894 and 25 between 1899 and 1906; it was 30 in 1914. (fn. 7) The school closed in 1918. (fn. 8)

Footnotes

  • 1. S.N.Q. xiv. 271.
  • 2. Educ. of poor Digest, 970.
  • 3. Educ. Enq. Abstract, 982.
  • 4. W.S.R.O., Ep. I/22A/2 (1844).
  • 5. Hayward, Yesterday in Sull. 16.
  • 6. P.R.O., ED 7/124; W.S.R.O., SP 610, p. 14; W. Suss. Gaz. 28 Sept. 1967.
  • 7. Returns relating to Elem. Educ. H.C. 201, pp. 398-9 (1871), lv; Return of Schs. 1893 [C. 7529], p. 604, H.C. (1894), lxv; 1899 [Cd. 315], p. 826, H.C. (1900), lxv (2); Public Elem. Schs. 1906 [Cd. 3182], p. 641, H.C. (1906), lxxxvi; Return of Non-Provided Schs. H.C. 178, p. 44 (1906), lxxxviii; Bd. of Educ., List 21, 1914 (H.M.S.O.), 525.
  • 8. Bd. of Educ., List 21, 1919, 344.