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Harrold

Sources for education in Harrold

Mr.Browns School about 1820
Mr.Brown's School about 1820 [Z102/41]

Early Education

  • X242: school rules and list of classes: 1809-1812;
  • Z102/41: photograph of painting of Mr.Brown's school: c.1820;
  • X377/29, 32: reference to school room since converted into a cottage: 1830

Harrold Lower School January 2008
Harrold Lower School January 2008

Harrold National/Public Elementary/County Primary/Lower School

  • AD3865/18: plans of school and teacher's house: 1846-1860;
  • Bedfordshire Times: advertisement inviting tenders for building new school and master's house: 22 Aug 1846;
  • EV21/1: deed of gift of site of National School: 1847;
  • P33/29/1: certificate of school union with National Society: 1847;
  • Bedfordshire Times article regarding opening of boys' and girls' schools: 20 Nov 1849;
  • EV21/2: copy of deed regarding site of school extension: 1859;
  • X377/39: reference to a newly erected schoolroom: 1863;
  • SDHarrold1/1: logbook: 1863-1907;
  • SDHarrold2/1-4: admission registers: 1867-1937;
  • CRT130Har18: photocopy certificates of pupil Herbert Osborne: 1880-1881;
  • Z50/142/133: photograph of school celebrations of the relief of Mafeking: 1900;
  • P33/29/2-3: school managers minutes: 1900-1933;
  • E/SA3/1/2: managers' and inspector's reports: 1903;
  • E/TE5/3: details of teachers: 1904-1908;
  • E/TE5/4: details of teachers: 1908-1912;
  • SDHarrold1/2: logbook: 1908-1922;
  • E/IN1/1: inspector's reports: 1911-1937;
  • E/SA5/1/2: transfer of eleven year olds from Odell School to Harrold School: 1922-1923;
  • SDHarrold1/3: logbook: 1922-1937;
  • P33/29/4: school managers minute book: 1932-1933;
  • RDBP2/600: plans for infants school drainage: 1934;
  • BTNegW310/2-5: Harrold: new senior school, opened 31 May 1937: 1937;
  • WW2/AR/CA/1/1/4: ARP wardens' post at school: 1940-1946;
  • Z55/1/91/17: negative of school: c.1950s;
  • SMM9: school managers minutes: 1955-1974;
  • CA8/253: building file for new school: 1968-1975;
  • CA2/283: building file for kitchen extension: 1971;
  • CA8/226: file on additional storage: 1973-1975;
  • PCHarrold26/4: correspondence, governorships of Harrold schools: 1973-1992;
  • CA2/743: building file for new school: 1974-1978;
  • PCHarrold26/4: scheme for Harrold and Odell Parish Councils to share a place on the board of governors: 1977-1992;
  • E/TE3/4: return of teaching staff: 1981;
  • PCHarrold26/1: correspondence regarding proposed closure of Harrold County Primary School: 1984;
  • E/TE3/7: return of teaching staff: 1986;
  • E/MS3/2/1: kitchen and other details: c.1987;
  • E/Pu4/4/78: school prospectus: 1995

 Priory Middle School January 2008
Priory Middle School January 2008

Harrold Senior Council/County Secondary Modern/Priory Middle School

  • CRT130Har18: photocopy of booklet celebrating the official opening of the school: 1937;
  • SGM18: school governors minutes for Harrold Priory Secondary School: 1955-1973;
  • PCOdell26/1: correspondence including transport of older Odell children to Harrold Priory School: 1967-1979;
  • CA8/253: building file for new school: 1968-1975;
  • E/SA1/4/2: concern that the school would be too small to be effective: 1972;
  • E/SA1/4/2: file regarding comprehensive reorganisation: 1972-1976;
  • CA2/394: building file for conversion to a middle school: 1972-1976;
  • PCHarrold26/4: correspondence, governorships of Harrold schools: 1973-1992;
  • CA2/653: building file for conversion to a middle school: 1974-1977;
  • Z452/EP/15: piece on Harrold Priory School wind band in Bedford River festival and Bedford/Bamberg Twinning Event brochure: 1980;
  • E/TE3/2: return of teaching staff: 1981;
  • E/SC1/Har1-2: debate over the future of Priory Middle School: 1984;
  • E/OL1/6/1: participation in foreign schools exchange: 1984;
  • PCHarrold26/1: Correspondence regarding the proposed closure of Harrold Priory Middle School, with “Reply to the Consultative Document...” issued by the Headteacher and a copy [torn in two] of Cllr.Mrs.Gershon’s constructive proposal on the subject: 1984;
  • CC/HS3/3/1: letter regarding sawdust from neighbouring commercial premises: 1986;
  • E/TE3/7: return of teaching staff: 1986;
  • E/MS3/2/1: kitchen and other details: c.1987;
  • E/TE2/2/M16: details of school: 1987;
  • CC/HS3/3/1: memorandum regarding danger of fumes from steel cutter on neighbouring premises: 1987;
  • HT13/2/12: Harpur Trust grant to school: 1999;
  • PCHarrold18/21: application for new changing room and pavilion: 2004