On this page are links to meeting presentations and research into our local history.
Lillington’s Saxon Church
Lillington C of E School
The original handwritten Inspectors’ reports on Lillington School for the period 1881-1911 are now in the care of the Society.
Reports were made annually by government inspectors [HMI] and provide a unique and objective insight into the school’s performance and development. The reports were sent to the Vicar as Chairman of the School Managers. They were not available to parents.
Important features include
- The growing number of pupils as Lillington increases in size at the end of the Victorian period
- Inspectors’ assessments of the quality of teaching and learning
- Gender differences in the curriculum: Cottage gardening for boys, laundry and dairy work for girls
- The statistical data relating to standards and attendance used to calculate the size of the school’s financial grant for the following year
- Recommended changes and improvements to the building
A detailed analysis of each report has been prepared by Larry Connor. Please click here to read the full document.
Larry Connor & Chris Rhodes