Launch of British Schools list

Published: Friday 23 January 2015
Corby British School
Corby British School

Brunel University London Archives are pleased to announce that a fully searchable transcript of the 1897 list of British Schools is now available online. This is the most commonly referred to item in the BFSS archive, and we hope it will be very useful to researchers.

In the 19th Century thousands of British schools were established throughout the country, hundreds in London alone. In many places the newly established British school was the first school the community had ever had. Locations for British Schools ranged from Cornwall to Scotland, from inner-city slum areas to the Woburn Estate of the Duke of Bedford, from rural villages to the mines of South Wales and factories of Manchester.

This document was produced by Brunel student Joshua Connelly during his placement year in the Archives, under the supervision of the Archivist, Phaedra Casey.

Page last updated: Friday 23 January 2015