School report

1860s

This quotation from the Brierley Hill Advertiser, dated 8th September 1866, was a glowing report on the standard of education in the Boys’ School under the headmaster Edward Hackwood.  In the following edition of the paper a letter was printed above the signature ‘Charity’.  The omission of any reports about the Girls’ and Infants’ Schools had obviously annoyed someone.  It read: ‘Sir - Allow me to complete the one-sided report which appeared on the 8th, by stating that the schools in connection with St James’s Church consist of boys’, girls’ and infants’ schools; and that the reports received from Downing Street on the girls’ and infants’ schools were as excellent in degree as that received by the boys.’

photo credit: Janet Byard-Jones

supplied by: Brierley Hill Library.

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