Albourne: Education

A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 3, Bramber Rape (North-Eastern Part) Including Crawley New Town. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1987.

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'Albourne: Education', in A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 3, Bramber Rape (North-Eastern Part) Including Crawley New Town, (London, 1987) pp. 131. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/sussex/vol6/pt3/p131a [accessed 21 April 2024]

EDUCATION.

There was a day school in 1808. (fn. 1) In 1819 it was attended by 22 children and financed by subscriptions. (fn. 2) There were two day schools in 1835, with a total of 62 boys and girls. (fn. 3)

A National school was built in 1844 in the centre of the parish 300 yd. north of the church, on land given by Mrs. Mary Goring. (fn. 4) Eighteen boys and 26 girls attended on weekdays in 1846-7, (fn. 5) and in 1870 the school was supported by an endowment, school pence, and voluntary contributions. (fn. 6) Average attendance was 51 in 1875-6, (fn. 7) falling thereafter to 34 in 1903-4; (fn. 8) in 1938 it was 42. (fn. 9)

A new school was built on the west side of the village in 1961 at the expense of Mr. John Goring, the old building being afterwards converted into a house. In 1976 the school was called Albourne C.E. (Controlled) school; (fn. 10) there were 123 children on the roll in 1984, most of whom came from other parishes. (fn. 11)

Footnotes

  • 1. Ibid. Ep. II/14A (1808).
  • 2. Educ. of Poor Digest, 951.
  • 3. Educ. Enq. Abstract, 961.
  • 4. Wiston Archives, i, pp. 4-5, 467; Rep. of Educ. Cttee. of Council, 1864-5 [3533], p. 519, H.C. (1865), xlii; Kelly's Dir. Suss. (1845).
  • 5. Nat. Soc. Inquiry, 1846-7, Suss. 2-3.
  • 6. P.R.O., ED 7/121.
  • 7. Rep. of Educ. Cttee. of Council, 1875-6 [C. 1513-I], p. 638, H.C. (1876), xxiii.
  • 8. Public Elem. Schs. 1906 [Cd. 3182], p. 637, H.C. (1906), lxxxvi.
  • 9. Bd. of Educ., List 21, 1938 (H.M.S.O.).
  • 10. W. Suss. Gaz. 10 June 1976; W. D. Starley and M. Holt, Albourne Village Guide [early 1960s], 10.
  • 11. Inf. from W. Suss. C.C. educ. dept., and from Cdr. Lewis.