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Tabulated Reports, in detail, on Schools inspected by Rev. M. Mitchell, in 1849- continued.
258. Bury St. Edmond's. Inspected Oct. 8, 1849.- This is an immense school. Many
of the children are very young. It is in excellent order and discipline, and the instruc-
tion is well graduated all through the classes. They are arranged in square forms,
and there are parallel desks, too high, and only used for writing. They want some
maps. In English history they are very fair. I had hardly time for so great a school,
bnt was very well pleased with what I had the opportunity of observing. There are
certainly too many boys for one master. Secular books are needed.
259. Barrow. Inspected Oct. 9, 1849. A nice small village school, just opened a year
and a half, fairly conducted by a master, and mistress to teach sewing. It is a very
rural situation. The children are fairly intelligent for the place, but the master is
by no means a good one; he is a sort of wool-gathering man, who never knows
exactly what he is about. It is a school that decidedly may improve ; and I think a
mistress would be preferable. The buildings are particularly neat. The instruction
is not extensive.
260. Gazeley: Inspected Oct. 9, 1849. A nice small village school, under a mistress.
Very fair for the place; as much, perhaps, is done as can be expected. I rather liked
the mistress, and the children were neat and good-tempered. They answered in
Scripture and geography very well. The buildings are good.
261. Ixworth. Inspected Oct. 10, 1849. A Dame school, in a rural village. The
first class read fairly. The school does not seem to have improved upon the last report,
being in exactly the same state. The mistress's training is not sufficient.
262. Walsham-le-Willows. Inspected Oct. 10, 1849. A nice new-built school,
opened a year. Mostly only mero infants. The instruction is moderate at present.
The master questions fairly. The desks are parallel, but the master does not use them
properly. The forms are too high. There is a piece of land, an acre, to be nsed as
a garden for the boys. The geography, grammar, and English history are only just
beginning. Not enough books.
263. Redgrave and Botesdale. Inspected Oct. 11, 1849.- Very nice children, and the
school-rooms are very good. They are mostly infants. The master is untrained, and
the system is little more than that of an old village school ; le attempts too high
things for the age of his children. The writing is only moderate ; the ciphering rather
indifferent. The S. S. knowledge is very good, and the children, for their years, are
fairly intelligent, look neat and clean, and well attended to. There is a mistress,
chielly for the sewing, and to manage the younger classes. The funds chiefly are
supplied by the clergyman. They have the Irish books. The ventilation is im-
264. Diss, Boys'. Inspected Oct. 12, 1849.—The buildings are very imperfect.
The books and apparatus are dreadfully deficient, and the children proportionally
264. Diss, Girls'. Inspected Oct. 12, 1849.- The mistress is not acquainted with any
system of instruction. I am obliged to say, I think these schools do not, in any due
respect, answer the purpose for which they have been erected. The instruction is next
to nothing. The funds are very low, and with difficulty procured.
265. Lakenham, Boys'. Inspected Oct. 15, 1849.—The buildings are separate, and
exceedingly good. Both schools need books and apparatus and maps. The Boys' school
is arranged on the British and Foreign plan. The slates are screwed to the desk; not
to be approved of. Most of the children are mere infants. The S. S. instruction is
good, but in other things not very advanced. They are admitted at four years.
265. Lakenham, Girls'. Inspected Oct. 13, 1849.- Is in the same condition as the
Boys', mostly infants, and not advanced. It is arranged as an Infant school, with
desks round the room. Recommend the First Secular Books, and that the Boys' school
should be made a Mixed school, and the Girls' an Infant. It has been opened two
266. Framlingham. Inspected Oct. 13, 1849.-A small village school, in a rural place.
Fair for the place. S. S. fair. There is an assistant to teach sewing. The singing
is very fair.
267. Surlingham. Inspected Oct. 16, 1849. — The school has been closed for two
months. There is great difficulty in procuring a mistress. It is opened to-day for the
first time, and new painted and done up, and new books of the National Society just
put in. Neat children. A mere village Dame school.
268. Rockland. Inspected Oct. 16, 1849.–Fair village school, under an untrained
mistress, where the children are young, and little but S S. knowledge attempted.
269. Clarton. Inspected Oct. 17, 1849.- This is a very small rural school. The
mistress is niece of a farmer in the neighbourhood, and seems to have small idea of
school keeping: The funds are very small; the children mere infants. I cannot
record a favourable opinion of the school. The building is very neat, but a settlement
has taken place, and I cannot find out where the funds for repairs are to come from.
The income of the liviug is 601. per alinum; the curate has 50l., and the vicar is mostly
out of pocket.
Tabulated Reports, in detail, on Schools inspected by Rev. M. Mitchell, in 1849—continued.
970. Chedgrare. Inspected Oct. 17, 1849.- A small village school; nice room; neat
children, Progress not great. Mostly very young. Present mistress here only since
May. The arithmetic is only a name.
271. Brouke, Boys'. Inspected Oct. 18, 1849.--Very nice rooms, and children very
neat, not very advanced in instruction, but all very young. In two separate buildings.
The master is not very active, and untrained.
271. Brooke, Girls'. Inspected Oct. 18, 1849.--Mistress is a very nice person; wants
a little more training, but has evidently a good impression on the character of the
271. Brooke, Infants'. Inspected Oct. 18, 1819.-The Infant mistress is a nice person;
a little more energy would be better; and her training has not been long enough. It
is a great pity the boys were separated from the girls four months ago. "The master is
inefficient, and the children are very young.
272. Salhouse. Inspected Oct 19, 1849. -A very nice school, well attended to. The
mistress is rather passive, of the old Dame school; but the young girl, the assistant,
is a very nice teacher. They are very nice children for a rural village, very fairly
advanced. The Scripture knowledge is very good ; the secular is to be improved. I
think, however, it answers its purpose well. The assistant mistress, age 16, deserves
encouragement, but cannot be made a stipendiary monitor, as the mistress is unequal
to the instruction. Recommend secular books.
273. Lowestoft. Inspected Oct. 22, 1849.-Annott's, boys, 91; Wylde's, boys, 55
National, girls, 98. I examined pupil-teachers for each of these schools, as the applica-
tion had been made for each.
274. Cultishall. Inspected Oct. 23, 1849.-Good buildings. Children neatish, but
the instruction is very limited. The master wants energy, life, and methods : one boy
forward, the rest neglected. The attendance is very irregular, and the children are
very young The mistress is inefficient. The salaries are miserably low, the master
receiving under 301.; the mistress under 201., and no bouse.
275. Worstead. Inspected Oct. 24, 1849.- Nice rooms, separated by a partition. Parallel desks; but not understood. The ciphering is bad, except a few of the first girls. The master wants method and discipline. Geography and grammar, mere
The lower boys and girls mere infants. I think the mixed-school system
would answer better here. There is no Infant school. Religious instruction moderate,
276. East Ruston. Inspected Oct. 24, 1849.-These schools want books. The master
is only temporary, and wants energy and skill. A good mistress would be better.
There are few books; and the clergyman complains of the want of funds. Children
want intelligence. The room is in need of some repairs.
277. Barnham-Broom. Inspected Oct. 25, 1849.-Inder a mistress. An Infant
school in the age of the children. It is well found in everything; but the parents
seem to be indifferent. There is no great intelligence, and small progress made ;
but it has only been open under the present mistress six months, and the children
have been away for the holidays.
278. Butley. Inspected Oct. 26, 1849.-1. Fire classes. 2. Moderate. 3. Ordinary.
6. A village school. (Books and apparatus)--hardly enough. (Desks and furniture) -
279. Ipswich, Trinity, Boys'. Inspected Oct. 29, 1849.-1. Six classes. 2. Defective.
3. Ordinary. 5. Seems to have scarcely spirit enough to manage so rough a school.
6. There is a great want of discipline; but it seems to be rather a rough neighbour-
hood. (Books and apparatus)--British and Foreign, by grant. (Desks and furniture)
round the room and in squares.
279. Ipswich. Trinity, Girls'. Inspected Oct. 29, 1849.-1. In five classes. 2. Very
defective. The knowledge is not accurate, and the books are too hard. 5. A nice
sort of woman, but wanting in authority. Discipline is much needed. (Books and
apparatus )--too hard. (Lesks and furniture)-round the room and in squares.
• 280. Great Waltham. Inspected Oct. 31, 1819.-Discipline good. Instruction very
moderate. The master is from Battersea.