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Tabulated Reports of Schools inspected ty Rev. I. C. Cook-continued.

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tea, progress in all elementary subjects is much aulvanced since my last visit. 6. An industrious and good

Girls

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1. Same as last year; new schools are to be built, but the money has not yet been collected. 2. Fair supply.

3. Master and three pupil-teachers; the wife of the master instructs the young children, and teaches needlework. 4. Apparently good. 5. Fair ; the progress is not insatisfactory. 6. He is an industrious and conscientious teacher. 7. The schoolroom is so inconvenient it is scarcely possible to examine the children

and to conduct the instruction in a satisfactory manner. 1. The arrangements are excellent; the desks, however, are not quite firm. 2. Good supply. 3. Master and

two pupil-teachers conduct the school in four divisions. 4. Appears to be very good. 5. Much improved;
the

7. There is a large piece of ground attached to the school, which is cultivated by the boys; they
receive regular instruction in agricultural chemistry, in the management of a garden, the outlines of geology
and botany, so far as they are practically adapted to the cultivation of the soil. Twenty boys are of the
average age of thirteen; this is a very satisfactory result, since these boys have evidently been kept in the

school by the industrial systein.
1. Very good. 2. Fair supply. 3. The school is conducted by mistress and two pupil-teachers. 4. Apparently

good. 5. The progress appears to be satisfactory. 6. A respectable and well-informed person. The infants are instructed in a separate room by an assistant, who superintends the industrial department. 7. Eight girls are employed in the industrial department; they are then instructed in washing and in cooking. The

buildings are remarkably complete and commodious.
1. Good; six groups of parallel desks. 2. A much larger supply of elementary reading books is required.

3. The master conducts the school on a mixed system, with one pupil-teacher and five monitors taken in
succession out of the first class. 4. Apparently good; the appearance of the boys is very much improved!
since last year. 5. Usual; the progress in the first and second classes is generally satisfactory; I cannot
speak decidedly of the lower division. 6. Ho appears to be a conscientious teacher, and a good disciplinarian.

7. The school is in a satisfactory and improving condition.
1. The new schools, which are built and will be opened after the holidays, are handsome and commodious.

2. Fair supply. 3. Master and two pupil-teachers. 4. Good discipline ; instruction very satisfactory; a largo
proportion of the boys have received yaluable instruction, and all are getting on well.., 5. Satisfactory.
6. A well-informed and industrious teacher. 7. The school will be transferred after the holidays to the new
building, the expenses of this building, which are considerable, were chiefly detrayed by subscriptions from
the masters and pupils of Harrow School, who wished thaus web ale ta I want me a memorial to a son of

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Buildings apod. Doska l'air: the arrangement might bo improved furnituro, boy hood supply or pparatus

Airls good supply: Play round, a small piece, books, mood supply. Organization, same ng last year, not very good. changed. Methods not peculiar, samo as last year. Discipline good; instruction, boys satisfactory, girls

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Buildings remarkably handsome and complete; infants not large enough, but lofty and well ventilated. Desks

sufficient; two large groups of parallel desks, not compact enough. Furniture, a clock is wanted, otherwise
good furniture. Playground good. Books and apparatus, good supply. Organization, boys, master and pupil.
teachers conduct the school in classes; girly, mistress and pupil-teacher conduct the school in four classes ;
infants not peculiar. Methods, boys not at all systematic; girls deficient in system, but not inefficient;
infants good learned well at the Home and Colonial. Discipline, boys fair; girls apparently good; infants
good. Instruction, boys fair ; girls very fair ; infants good. Boys school: I could not judge of the progress
of the boys, owing to the prevalence of fever in the village; a large number of the more advanced pupils
were absent. The arithmetic of those who attended was very imperfect; the reading is inaccurate and
indistinct ; at the same time it is evident that considerable pains have been taken, and that they have been
taught by persons not deficient in information or general intelligence. The infants schoolroom is not large
enough when the attendance is full. On the day of inspection the numbers were reduced by a fever in
the village. The mistress teaches with a good deal of energy, and has been very successful.

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41 |120 Buildings same as last year. Desks very good, compact, and well arranged. Furniture sufficient. Playground

well situate, but not very large. Books good supply; apparatus fair supply. Organization, the children are
instructed in two schoolrooms by a mistress, assistant, two pupil-teachers, and monitors, two of whom are
candidates for apprenticeship. This is a very pleasing specimen of a village school, conducted on an efficient
system at a moderate expense; the children of the sinall shopkeepers and others of the same class attend
regularly and receive a valuable education.

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Buildings, boys, good school and classroom, with apartments for master ; girls, a cottage adapted to the uses

of a school. Dosks, boys, a double row of parallel desks; girls, same as last year ; furniture, boys, a clock,
small gallery, desks, &c.; girls sufficient. Playground, boys, large and well situate; girls small, not much
used. Books, boys, large supply; girls very good supply, apparatus, boys, good supply of maps, easels, &c.;
girls, abundant. Organization, boys, master manages the school in three divisions, with monitors ; girls,
mistress, with pupil-teacher. Methods systematic, and likely to be efficient. Discipline, boys, apparently
very good, girls excellent; instruction, boys, very promising; girls, satisfactory in the most essential points.
The boys are employed out of school hours in industrial work, on rather a peculiar but apparently a
successful system. These elder boys, fifteen, work on a piece of ground adjoining the school, and receive
1d. per hour, (about three hours daily,) the work being done under the superintendence of the master; they
have also small gardens, but have not yet kept books, nor is there sufficient variety in the cultivation. I
have recommended the master to give the boys special instruction on agriculture. In the girls school a large
proportion are employed in household work, and they are better instructed in needlework than usual. These
schools are altogether in a condition that reflects high credit on the teachers and on the patrons. The
report upon this school was accidentally omitted in the schedules last year. The girls school, which I
inspected as usual in the summer, was then in a very satisfactory state.

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47 | Buildings same as last year. Desks, playground, apparatus, and discipline, fair. Books, the supply of easy

reading books is not sufficient. Methods, usual. Instruction not unsatisfactory.

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73. Tottenham, Boys 22 July 65 60 55 55 Buildings unchanged, good. Desks same as last year. Furniture usual, clock, &c.; playground small and not

much used. Books, good supply; apparatus sufficient. Organization, three divisions, master, and one pupil.
teacher. Discipline much improved; the attendance is very irregular, but this may be owing to the demand
for juvenile labour. Instruction much improved and generally satisfactory. The elder boys read well, and
are well instructed in the usual subjects of elementary instruction. It is evident that the master has
worked steadily and taken great pains. Considering the advantage which these boys have in the school
who attend regularly, I am surprised that a larger number do not avail themselves of them. It is probable
that a higher rate of payment would attract boys of a higher grade, and increase the efficiency as well as

popularity of the school,
74. St. Sepulchre
(London), Boys 23 July 64 52 75 Desks and furniture same as last year, not ill arranged, the shape of the room being taken into consideration.

Good supply of books and apparatus. Organization; the master conducts tho school in three divisions with
one pupil-teacher. Discipline is much improved. The instruction, allowing for the holidays, is not unsatis-
factory. The master appears to be a diligent and conscientious teacher. The school is much improved since

my last visit.
75. Russell School of
Industry, Girls 31 Aug. 70 34 58 64 Buildings no change. Desks same as last year; the arrangement is not quite convenient. Furniture and

discipline good. No playground; good supply of books. Apparatus abundant. Organization, four divisions
under mistress and two pupil-teachers, satisfactory. Methods generally satisfactory; arithmetic not good.
Instruction good. The school is in a very efficient

and satisfactory condition in the most essential points.
76. Home and Colonial, 1 Sept.

The F school is merely preparatory to the infant division. The children are all under four, and most of them
F School, Infants 2 Sept. 48

45 about three years. The lessons are graduated with great care, and skilfully adapted to the mental condition
L School, Infants 3 Sept. 113 56 88 85 of the children. The L is the model school of the institution. The children are remarkably intelligent.

There appears to be a considerable improvement in accuracy in some elementary subjects. The information
given to the children appears to be equally calculated to develope their faculties and to give them correct

and useful notions on matters of practical concernment; no alteration. For a more detailed account, see
77. East Saint Pancras,

report on female training schools.
Boys
Girls

9 Sept. 281 2280 225 280 Buildings; boys handsome and well arranged ; girls good; infants not large enough. Desks; boys, four good

. 10 Sept. 123 127 123 132 Infants

POWs of parallel desks; girls well constructed. Furniture complete. Playground none. Books, fair supply: 88 248 120 apparatus, boys,, good supply of maps, cards; girls, some pictures wanted, otherwise good supply; infants

fair. Organization, boys, inaster, assistant, and six pupil-teachers; girls fnir. Methods, boys not peculiar: girls fair infants moderato. Discipline, boys apparently good; girls good; infants fair. Instruction, boys

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