West Berkshire Schools Guide

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Aldermaston CE (formerly National)
Admission Register, 1893-1974. 88/SCH/3/4
Plans, 1954. C/AR/P4/4
Log Book, 1894-1949. 88/SCH/3/1-3
Other records, 1780-1974. D/P3/25/1, 3, 9; 28/25; C/CL/E4/1/1-2
Photograph, 1911. D/EX1964/1/3

Burnham Copse County Infant
Other records, 1954-1959. C/CL/E4/2


Aldworth CE (formerly National)
Admission Register, 1917-1960. C/ER6
Log Book, 1875-1961. C/EL54/1-3
Minutes, 1903-1961. D/P4/25/7
Other records, 1832-1912, 1961. D/P4/25/1-2, 8; C/CL/E4/135/1/1
Photograph, c.1910-1960. C/EC1/3; D/EX1964/1/4-6; D/P4/25/7


Ashampstead CE (formerly National)
Plans, c.1939-1940. C/AR/P4/8
Log Book, 1903-1970. D/EX1493/1; C/EL114
Minutes, 1903-1971, 1980. D/P8/28/2
Other records, 1873-1979. D/P8/28/3; C/CL/E4/135/1/4
Photograph, c.1910-1911. C/EC1/4; D/EX1964/1/8-11


Basildon CE Primary (formerly Upper Basildon CE Primary, Basildon Primary)
Admission Register, 1956-1972. SCH39/11/1
Plans, 1956-1972. SCH39/6/4, 7-10; C/CL/L2/625
Log Book, 1877-1971. SCH39/8/1-3
Minutes, 1932-1935, 2005-2010. 88/ED/162-164; SCH39/1/1-5
Other records, 1903-1974. SCH39/2/1; 4/1-4; 5/1; 6/1-6; 10/1-4; 16/1-6; 18/1-2; C/CL/E4/4
Photograph, 19-20C. SCH39/15/1-23; C/EC1/6; D/EX1964/1/13-14
Punishment Book, 1927-1973. SCH39/12/1

Lower Basildon CE (formerly National)
Log Book, 1877-1936. C/EL7/1-3
Other records, 1899-1956. 90/SCH/16/10, 15-16; C/ER28
Photograph, n.d. c.1910. C/EC1/7

Beech Hill

Beech Hill CE
Other records, 1903-1968. C/CL/E4/5


Beedon CE Primary (formerly National)
Admission Register, 1877-1926. C/ER2
Plans, 1963-1964. C/AR/P4/12; C/CL/E4/6/2; C/CL/L2/951
Log Book, 1876-1983. C/EL55/1-2; 88/SCH/2/1; 91/SCH/2/1
Minutes, 1917-1981. C/EM35; 88/ED/125
Other records, 1847-1970. D/P15/25/1; C/EZ5/1-2; 27-28; C/CL/E4/6/1-2
Photograph, 1970-1987. 88/SCH/13/1-5
Punishment Book, 1907-1957. 88/SCH/2/2


Beenham County Primary (formerly Council, Board, CE, National, Beenham Valence National)
Plans, 1840, n.d.. D/P16/25/1; D/EX268/5/1
Log Book, 1948-1978. 85/SCH/7/1-2
Minutes, 1892-1956, 1974-1982. D/P16/25/2; C/EM1/1-2; C/EDN/20; 88/ED/9
Other records, 1840-1964. D/P16/25/1; C/CL/E4/7/1-2


Boxford CE (formerly Parochial, National)
Admission Register, 1872-1964. C/ER65/1-3
Plans, 1871-1952. D/EX268/6/1; C/AR/P4/16
Log Book, 1872-1968. C/EL115/1-3


Bradfield CE (formerly Bradfield CE (Southend), Bradfield National)
Admission Register, 1945-2000. SCH24/11/1-2
Plans, 20C. SCH24/6/1-2
Log Book, 1866-1986. C/EL9/1; D/P22/28/1-6; SCH24/8/1-3
Minutes, 1903-1949, 1981-1983. D/P22/28/13; 89/ED/31
Other records, 1935-1989. D/P22/28/8, 14-15; D/EX1552/1-2; SCH24/2/1; 3/1-2; 13/1-3; 16/1-3; 17/1; 18/1-3
Photograph, c.1900s-1987. D/EX1964/1/20; SCH24/15/1-4
Punishment Book, 1922-1970. SCH24/12/1

Bradfield College
Other records, 1849-1881, 1972-2003. D/ESV(M)/F107-125, Q6; D/EX2332/4
Photograph, n.d. [1890s]. D/P22/28/16; 28/18/3

Dr Watney’s School
Log Book, 1886-1932. C/EL10/1-2

Wayland Hospital Special
Admission Register, 1971-1973. C/ER68


Brightwalton CE Primary (formerly National)
Plans, 1950-1962. C/AR/P4/23
Other records, 1861-1882. D/EW/Q2/2; D/P24/28/2; D/EX2123/3/1-5
Photograph, n.d. [20C]. C/EC1/11; D/EX1964/1/21-26; D/EX2123/3/6-8


Brimpton CE Primary (formerly National)
Admission Register, 1860-1952. C/ER49/1-3
Plans, 1860-1888. D/P26/28/2, 25
Log Book, 1880-1961. C/EL86/1-3
Other records, 1844-1974. D/P26/25/15; 28/3, 7, 22; C/CL/E4/18


Bucklebury CE Primary (formerly National)
Plans, 1966-1967. C/CL/E4/19/2; C/CL/L2/1075
Other records, 1903-1967. C/CL/E4/19/1
Photograph, 20C. D/EX1964/1/31


Garland Junior (formerly Burghfield County Junior, Bland’s Junior and Infant, Mrs Bland’s)
Plans, 1905-1957; 1964-1965. C/AR/P4/26; C/CL/L2/617, 997
Log Book, 1873-1978. C/EL29; 86/SCH/1/1; 88/SCH/7/1; 83/ED/30; 88/ED/35
Manager Minutes, 1923-1988. D/QX2/2/1; C/EM91; 86/ED/44
Other records, 1871-1991. D/QX2/2/1; 3, 4, 15; 85/SCH/2/1-2; D/EBY/Q10; D/P29/25/1; D/EX2082; C/CL/E1/7/4
Photograph, n.d. [20C]. C/EC1/15; D/EX1964/1/32
Punishment Book, 1915-1956. 88/SCH/24/1

Mrs Bland’s County Infant
Plans, 1960-1961. C/CL/L2/828
Minutes, 1966-1978, 1982-1988. 91/SCH/3/1; 83/ED/31; 86/ED/44; 88/ED/41
Other records, 1966-1991. D/EX2082

Pingewood CE (formerly National)
Log Book, 1871-1907. C/EL28
Minutes, 1923-1959. D/QX2/2/1; C/EM91; 86/ED/44
Other records, 1871-1948. D/QX2/1/1; 5-11, 15; D/EBY/Q10
Photograph, n.d. c.1910. C/EC1/13

St Mary’s CE Primary (formerly Burghfield National, Burghfield CE)
Plans, 1956-1958. C/AR/P4/25; C/CL/L2/682
Minutes, 1897-1982. D/P29/25/4-5; D/QX2/2/1; 86/ED/44; 83/ED/32; 88/ED/48
Other records, c.1850-1948. D/P29/25/3; 28/2; D/QX2/1/1; 5-11, 15; D/P29/25/6-10
Photograph, n.d. [20C]. C/EC1/14; D/EX1964/1/33; D/P29/28/6

The Willink (formerly Willink Secondary Modern)
Plans, 1954-1955. C/CL/L2/544, 544A
Minutes, 1956-1965, 1974-1985. C/EM92, 265; 82/ED/7; 88/ED/139
Other records, 1968-1970. C/CL/E4/135/3/4-5


St Andrew’s CE Primary (formerly Chaddleworth Endowed CE, National, Saunders Charity School)
Plans, 1912-1948. C/AR/P4/27; D/P32/25/82
Other records, 1761-1964. D/P32/25/22-23, 26-81, 83-99, 107; C/CL/E4/20; P/CC2/4/1
Photograph, n.d. [20C]. D/EX1964/1/35


Chieveley County Primary (formerly Council, Board, North Heath Board, Elementary)
Admission Register, 1944-1962. 88/SCH/11/5
Plans, 1897-1968. C/AR/P4/30; C/CL/L2/156, 589
Log Book, 1871-1980. 88/SCH/11/1-4
Minutes, 1928-1987. C/EM50, 221; 93/SCH/2/1-2
Other records, 1810-1986. D/P34/25/3-4, 11; 88/SCH/11/7-8; 91/SCH/6/1-3
Photograph, n.d. [c.1900]. 88/SCH/11/9
Punishment Book, 1927-1961. 88/SCH/11/6

Chieveley Evening
Log Book, 1903-1907. 88/SCH/11/11

Curridge County Primary (formerly Council, Chapel, Miss Wasey’s Voluntary)
Admission Register, 1930-1973. 88/SCH/9/3
Plans, 1914-1931. C/AR/P4/31; D/P34/28/17
Log Book, 1879-1988. C/EL52, 126/1; 88/SCH/9/1-2; 92/SCH/3/1
Minutes, 1928-1980. C/EM51, 222, 228
Other records, 1886. D/P34/28/16
Photograph, n.d. [20C]. C/EC1/16; D/EX1964/1/37; 88/SCH/9/4

Winterbourne Infants (formerly Winterbourne British, Chieveley Infant)
Log Book, 1871-1905. 88/SCH/11/10
Other records, 1873-1948. D/P34C/25/2; 28/2

Cold Ash

Cold Ash Children’s Hospital Special (formerly Cold Ash Sanatorium)
Admission Register , 1934-1963. C/ER62/1-2
Log Book, 1917-1964. C/EL106/1-2
Minutes, 1949-1963. C/EM93


Combe School (formerly National)
Admission Register, 1894-1937. C/ER22
Log Book, 1905-1938. C/EL15/1-2
Other records, 1894-1902. C/EZ48
Photograph, n.d. [20C]. C/EC1/19; D/EX1964/1/39


Compton C E Primary (formerly National)
Plans, 1950-1967. C/AR/P4/35; C/CL/L2/546
Other records, 1854-1970. D/P41/28/1-12; C/CL/E4/135/3/10-11
Photograph, n.d. [20C]. D/EX1964/1/40

The Downs (formerly The Downs Secondary Modern, Compton Secondary Modern)
Plans, 1955-1966. C/AR/P3/6, C/CL/L2/700; E4/24/2
Minutes, 1959-1980. C/EDN/15; 86/ED/115
Other records, 1955-1972. C/CL/E4/24/1, 3; E4/135/6/8


Enborne CE Primary (formerly National)
Plans, n.d. [early 20C]. C/AR/P4/51
Log Book, 1900-1937. C/EL94


Englefield C E Primary (formerly National)
Log Book, 1865-1976. 88/SCH/6/1-3
Other records, 1874-1888. D/P52/6/2; 25/5/13, 20
Photograph, n.d. [20C]. D/EX1964/1/43


Farnborough CE (formerly Farnborough Parochial)
Admission Register, 1951-1965. C/ER43
Plans, 1920. C/AR/P4/53
Log Book, 1905-1965. C/EL82/1-2
Minutes, 1924-1962. D/P54/28/3-4
Other records, 19C-1965. D/EX2324/1; D/P54/28/5-6; C/ER44/1-4


Fawley CE (formerly National)
Admission Register, 1862-1975. 89/SCH/35/1; C/ER67
Plans, 1863-1864. D/EX268/20
Log Book, 1951-1975. C/EL116
Other records, 1861, 1923-1967. D/EW/Q3/1; C/CL/E4/36
Photograph, n.d. [c.1910]. C/EC1/61


Frilsham CE Primary (formerly National)
Admission Register, 1869-1961. C/ER10
Log Book, 1875-1961. 88/SCH/10/1-2
Minutes, 1903-1961. D/P57/28/1
Other records, 1955-1961. D/P57/28/2; C/CL/E4/135/4/6
Photograph, n.d. [20C]. D/EX1964/1/44

East Garston

East Garston CE Primary (formerly National)
Admission Register, 1919-1967. C/ER56
Plans, 1871-1959. D/EX268/19; C/AR/P4/57; C/CL/L2/706
Log Book, 1945-1968. C/EL93
Minutes, 1903-1967. D/P59/28/8
Other records, 1840-1967. D/P59/28/1-5, 7, 9-11; CPC59/16/3-4; 17/5; C/CL/E4/135/4/7


Greenham CE (formerly Greenham National, Greenham School)
Plans, 1846-1954. D/EX268/21; C/AR/P4/60
Minutes, 1903-1958. D/P130B/28/1-2; C/EM53
Other records, 1891-1966. CPC130B/28/3-9; C/CL/E4/135/4/8

Greenham Court Community (formerly County Primary)
Log Book, 1972-1973. 88/SCH/1/1
Minutes, 1972-1986. C/EM266; 88/ED/53
Other records, 1975-1979. 82/ED/24

Hampstead Norreys

Hampstead Norreys CE Primary (formerly National)
Log Book, 1864-1922, 1938-1986. C/EL40/1-2; D/P62/28/24-25; 88/SCH/43/1
Other records, 1845-1961. D/P62/28/6-13, 27-29
Photograph, n.d. [c.1910-1950s]. C/EC1/30; D/EX1964/1/48-49; 88/SCH/43/2-3
Punishment Book, 1914-1980. D/P62/28/26

Hamstead Marshall

Hamstead Marshall CE (formerly Hamstead Marshall School)
Other records, 1897-1931. D/P61/28/1; C/ER24


Hermitage CE (formerly Parochial, National)
Plans, 1841. D/EX268/27
Other records, 1840-1956. D/P62B/28/1-2
Photograph, n.d. [c.1910]. C/EC1/31

Hermitage County Primary (formerly Hermitage Council)
Admission Register, 1936-1949. 88/SCH/12/2
Plans, 1911-1967. C/CL/L2/64, 129; C/AR/P4/64; C/CL/L2/705
Log Book, 1913-1945. 88/SCH/12/1
Minutes, 1913-1980. C/EM9, 54, 267; 82/ED/16
Other records, 1840-1979. 88/SCH/12/4; 82/ED/26; C/CL/E4/38; C/CL/G1/25/32
Photograph, 1913, n.d. [20C]. D/EX1964/1/53-55
Punishment Book, 1913-1962. 88/SCH/12/3


Church Croft Nursery (formerly Hungerford Nursery)
Minutes, 1948-1985. C/EM55, 142; 88/ED/62
Minutes, 1910-1974. C/EM10/1-3; 56; C/EDN/29
Other records, 1909-1973. C/CL/E4/40; C/CL/ G1/23/6; C/CL/G1/25/25; D/EX1964/3
Photograph, 1910, n.d. [20C]. D/EX1964/1/56-59
Plans, 1910-1938. C/AR/P3/23; C/CL/L2/48
Minutes, 1837-1910. D/P71/28/25/14/2-3

Hungerford County Primary (formerly Council)
Plans, 1909-1954. C/CL/L2/31; C/AR/P4/66-67; C/CL/L2/385

Hungerford Technical (formerly Hungerford National, Hungerford CE, Hungerford Cookery and Manual Centre)
Admission Register, 1816-1856. D/P71/25/14/1

Hungerford Wesleyan Day
Minutes, 1897-1925. D/MS3/1F/1; 8/1
Other records, 1923-1926. D/MS3/1F/2-4

John o’ Gaunt Community Technology College (formerly John o’ Gaunt Comprehensive, John o’ Gaunt County, John o’Gaunt County Secondary)
Plans, 1960-1962. C/AR/P3/24; C/CL/E4/39/3; C/CL/L2/799A-B
Minutes, 1962-1980, 1983-1985. C/EM223/1-2; 88/ED/109
Other records, 1954-1974. C/CL/E4/39/1-2; E4/135/6/8

Newtown CE (formerly Hungerford Newtown School)
Admission Register, 1896-1965. C/ER38
Plans, n.d. [early 20C]. C/AR/P4/68
Log Book, 1896-1965. C/EL76/1-3
Other records, 1927-1965. C/CL/E4/41
Photograph, n.d. [20C]. C/EC1/32; D/EX1964/1/60

East Ilsley

The Ilsleys County Primary (formerly East Ilsley CE, East Ilsley National, East Ilsley Board, East Ilsley Council, East Ilsley County Primary)
Plans, 1913. C/CL/L2/13
Log Book, 1872-1985. C/EL39/1-2; 88/SCH/8/1
Minutes, 1948-1955, 1957-1978. C/EM52; C/EDN/22
Other records, 1903-1973. C/CL/E4/44; C/CL/G1/25/10

West Ilsley

West Ilsley CE Primary (formerlyWest Ilsley National)
Plans, 1870. D/EX268/31
Log Book, 1900-1965. C/EL83/1-2
Other records, 1904-1965. C/CL/E4/45
Photograph, n.d. [20C]. D/EX1964/1/62


Inkpen CP (formerly Board, Council)
Plans, 1901-1960. C/AR/P4/71
Minutes, 1913-1985. C/EM29, 57; C/EDN/23/1-2; 85/ED/20; 89/ED/1
Other records, 1903-1974. C/CL/E4/46/1-3


Christ Church CE Primary (formerly National)
Admission Register, 1936-1962. C/ER8
Log Book, 1908-1962. C/EL62/1-2
Other records, 1920-1964. D/P78/28/6-7; C/CL/E4/135/4/13

St Mary’s CE Primary (formerly National)
Plans, n.d. [early 20C]-1944; 1965-1967. C/AR/P4/74; C/CL/L2/1067
Other records, 1903-1973. C/CL/E1/5/12; E4/49


Eastbury CE (formerly National)
Plans, 1859. D/EX268/17
Log Book, 1879-1959. D/P79B/28/1-2; C/EL68
Other records, 1958. C/CLE4/135/4/15
Photograph, n.d. c.1910. C/EC1/27

Eastbury Evening
Other records, 1880-1881. D/MS6/8/2

Eastbury Wesleyan Day
Other records, 1878-1879. D/MS6/8/1

Eastbury CE (formerly National)
Plans, 1859. D/EX268/17
Log Book, 1879-1959. D/P79B/28/1-2; C/EL68
Photograph, n.d. c.1910. C/EC1/38

Lambourn County Infant (formerly County Primary, Council Elementary)
Plans, 1910. C/CL/L2/49
Minutes, 1909-1961. C/EM11, 58-59
Other records, 1928, 1961. C/CL/E4/135/4/14, 16
Photograph, n.d. [20C]. C/EC1/36; D/EX1964/1/64-65

Lambourn Wesleyan
Other records, 1908-1909. D/MS8/1F/3-4

Lambourn Woodlands CE Primary (formerly Woodlands School)
Admission Register, 1926-1962. C/ER11
Log Book, 1864-1926, 1959-1962. D/P79C/28/3-4; C/EL59, 68
Minutes, 1903-1962. D/P79C/28/10
Other records, 1902-1968. D/P79C/28/8-9, 11-14; C/CL/E4/135/4/17
Photograph, n.d. c.1910. C/EC1/27


Leckhampstead CE
Other records, 1913-1959. C/CL/E4/51

Leckhampstead County Primary (formerly Council, Board)
Admission Register, 1875-1923. C/ER12
Log Book, 1875-1959. C/EL51/1-3
Minutes, 1929-1959. C/EM60-61


Midgham CE Primary (formerly Midgham National, Midgham School)
Admission Register, 1924-1965. C/ER50
Log Book, 1873-1965. C/EL88/1-3
Minutes, 1904-1965. D/P130C/28/7
Other records, 1945-1966. D/P130C/28/8-9; C/CL/E4/135/4/18


British Girls’ School
Other records, 1878-1881. N/D105/1

Eastfields County Infants (formerly Speenhamland Eastfields County Primary, Bentworth Road Council)
Admission Register, 1946-1985. 85/SCH/4/6-8
Log Book, 1948-1954, 1967-1985. 85/SCH/4/1-5
Minutes, 1949, 1955-1980. C/EM66; 86/ED/117
Other records, 1973-1985. 86/ED/35-36

Falkland County Primary
Minutes, 1969-1978. C/EDN/21

Fir Tree Primary and Nursery (formerly County Primary)
Minutes, 1972-1980. 88/ED/12

Housewifery Centre (formerly Lancasterian Girls’, Newbury British Girls’)
Admission Register, 1862-1897. 99/SCH/1/3
Log Book, 1836-1909. 99/SCH/1/1-2; N/ES2/1
Other records, 1840-1949. C/CL/E4/61/1-2; N/EC11
Photograph, n.d. [c.1901]. D/EX1445/15

John Rankin Junior and Infant (formerly Valley Road County Primary, John Rankin County Primary)
Admission Register, 1955-1985. 90/SCH/10/2-5
Plans, 1953-1957. C/AR/P4/91; C/CL/E4/63/2; L2/592
Log Book, 1955-1985. 90/SCH/10/1
Minutes, 1954-1985. C/EM63, 229-230; C/EDN/24; 88/ED/156
Other records, 1952-1972. C/CL/E4/63/1, 3; N/ES9/1
Punishment Book, 1955-1956. 90/SCH/10/6

Lancasterian Boys’ (formerly Newbury British Boys’, Newbury Congregational)
Plans, 1860. D/EX268/39/1
Other records, 1810-1903. N/D66/1; N/ES1/1-2; D/N32/6/5/5; R/ES12/92

Newbury Academy
Other records, 1851. D/EWN/F10

Newbury College (formerly South Berkshire College of Further Education, Newbury Technical Institute)
Plans, I948-1964. C/AR/P2/10-12; C/CL/E3/2/42, 45; L2/545, 567, 624, 657, 907, 947
Minutes, 1910-1935, 1965-1981. N/EZ1/1; 83/ED/21-22; 85/ED/39
Other records, 1904-1974. C/CL/E3/2/38-41, 43-44, 46-47; N/EZ1/2

Newbury County Girls’ Grammar (formerly Secondary School For Girls, County Girls’ School)
Admission Register, 1904-1961. SCH12/11/1-5
Plans, 1908-1962. C/AR/P3/37; C/CL/E4/60/2; L2/28, 291, 649, 679, 714, 842
Minutes, 1904-1975. C/EM14/1-9; C/EDN/17/1-2
Other records, 1908-1974. SCH12; D/EX1594/1; D/EX2060/1-2; D/EX2308/2-3; D/EX2644; C/CL/E1/5/1; E4/60/1, 3; C/CL/ G1/25/19; C/TR/E4; E8/4, 9; E10/4-5, 7; E212/1; N/D161/3/1
Photograph, n.d. [20C]. D/EX1964/1/69

Newbury Infants’ Council, Station Road
Plans, 1931-1932. C/AR/P4/88; C/CL/L2/372, 374
Log Book, 1909-1931. N/ES6/1

Newbury Wesleyan (formerly The Wesleyan Day Schools, Newbury)
Plans, 1854. D/EX268/37
Log Book, 1863-1899. N/ES3/1
Other records, 1871-1908. N/EC11; N/ES3/3-9

Newbury Wesleyan Infants
Log Book, 1875-1909. N/ES3/2

Park House Boys County Secondary, Andover Road (formerly Newbury Secondary Modern, Senior Council)
Plans, 1947-1953. C/AR/P3/34; C/CL/L2/375, 379, 466, 476
Minutes, 1949-1983. C/EM65; C/EDN/18; C/EM231, 254; 86/ED/32
Other records, 1943-1983. C/CL/E4/62/1-2; E4/64/1-2; E4/135/6/8; 86/ED/9

St Bartholomew’s Grammar (formerly Henry Wormestall’s Charity)
Admission Register, 1849-1945. SCH11/11/1-10
Plans, 1881-1968. N/QB19/2; 20/13-14; C/AR/P3/38; C/CL/L2/580; SCH11/6/217-18
Minutes, 1883-1975. SCH11/1/1-5; 9/1
Other records, 1578-2013. N/D158; 161; N/QB; D/P89/25/5-6; SCH11/2/1-3; 3/1-2; 4/1-23;5/1-19; 6/1-16, 19; 7/1-5; 11/11-14; 13/1-4; 14/1; 16/1-9; 17/1-10; 18/1-21; C/CL/E1/5/1; E4/65/1-2
Photograph, 1865-1970s. SCH11/15/1-47; 18/2; N/D161/1/59

St Bartholomew’s Comprehensive
Admission Register, 1975-1991. SCH13/11/1-4
Plans, 1972-c.1996. SCH13/6/1-6
Minutes, 1975-1982. SCH13/1/1; 9/1
Other records, 1975. SCH13/6/7; 14/1; 16/1-2; 17/1; 18/1; D/EX2060/3; N/D161/2
Photograph, 1975. SCH13/15/1

St John’s CE Infants (formerly St John’s National)
Log Book, 1867-1948. C/EL95/1-3
Punishment Book, 1905-1948. C/EZ38

St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Infants’
Plans, 1935-1964. C/AR/P4/90
Log Book, 1915-1936. N/ES7/1
Other records, 1920. N/D106/15

St Nicolas’ CE Infants’ (formerly West Street CE Infants, West Street Infants National, Newbury Infants’ National)
Plans, 1872. D/EX268/38
Log Book, 1866-1919. N/ES4/1-2

St Nicolas’ CE Primary (formerly St Nicolas CE Junior, National, Newbury National, Kendrick’s, Cowslads and Kimber’s Charity, Newbury Corporation or Bluecoat)
Admission Register, 1838-1865, 1881-1970. D/EX238/Q1; 90/SCH/5/7-20
Plans, 1859-1963. D/EX268/40; D/P89/25/10-11; C/AR/P4/89
Log Book, 1863-1954. 90/SCH/5/1-6
Minutes, 1859-1903, 1931-1967. D/P89/25/3-4, 11A, 12-14
Other records, 1707-1967. N/QK5/1-2, 5; D/P89/25/2, 4A, 5-8; D/EX2229/1/1; 90/SCH/5/22-26; 90/SCH/18/1-3; N/ES8/1
Photograph, 1961-1964. D/P89/25/11A
Punishment Book, 1900-1925. 90/SCH/5/21

Shaw House Girls’ Secondary (formerly Newbury Girls’ Secondary Modern, Senior Council, Girls’ Council)
Plans, 1947-1964. C/AR/P3/40; C/CL/E4/64/5; L2/349, 643, 796, 848, 919, 945
Admission Register, 1909-1950. 99/SCH/2/4-7
Log Book, 1909-1970. 99/SCH/2/1-3
Minutes, 1949-1983. C/EM65; C/EDN/19; C/EM232; 86/ED/65
Other records, 1947-1995. 99/SCH/2/9-14; 86/ED/60, 62; C/CL/E4/64/1, 4, 6-8; E4/135/6/8
Punishment Book, 1922-1947. 99/SCH/2/8

The Turnpike (formerly The Turnpike Secondary Modern)
Plans, 1961-1973. C/AR/P 3/35-36; 99/SCH/3/2; C/CL/L2/863
Minutes, 1964-1981. C/EM225; 84/ED/116
Other records, 1972-1995. C/CL/E4/135/6/8; 99/SCH/3/1, 3-4

The Winchcombe (formerly Winchcombe County Primary Infant and Junior)
Admission Register, 1994-2002. SCH2/11/1; SCH10/11/1-2
Plans, 1949-1952. C/AR/P4/92; C/CL/L2/415B
Log Book, 1951-1983. SCH2/8/1
Minutes, 1940-2004. C/EM68, 242; 243/1; C/EDN/1, 27; SCH2/1/1-4
Other records, 1958-2005. C/EM243/2; 244; SCH2; N/D38/1
Photograph, 1950-1996. SCH2/15/1-7
Punishment Book, 1955-1976. SCH2/12/1

Victoria Park Nursery (formerly Newbury Nursery)
Plans, n.d.. C/AR/P5/4
Minutes, 1947-1985. C/EDN/11/2; 28; 86/ED/43; 88/ED/160

Wesleyan Day School
Other records, n.d. [20C]. D/MS51/8/39


Padworth CE Primary (formerly National)
Admission Register, 1875-1985. C/ER18; 85/SCH/6/2-3
Plans, 1958. C/CL/E4/66/3
Log Book, 1875-1985. C/EL60/1-2; 85/SCH/6/1
Minutes, 1875-1902, 1931-1985. C/EM47, 106; D/P90/28/25, 27
Other records, 1875-1985. C/EZ19/1-8; D/P90/25/4, 14; 28/26, 28-41, 43-45; C/CL/E4/66/1-2
Photograph, n.d. [20C]. D/EX1964/1/70


Breedon’s (formerly Pangbourne Free)
Plans, 1874-1914. D/P91/25/3; C/AR/P4/95
Minutes, 1696-1896. D/P91/25/1
Other records, 1793-1955. D/P91/5/5A-B; 8/1-2, 4; 25/2-5

Nautical College (formerly Clayesmore)
Other records, 1911-1945. D/EIF/T85; D/ETR/T3, 5; D/EWK/B4/7/9

Pangbourne Nursery
Minutes, 1948-1978. C/EM191A; C/EM148
Other records, 1943-1974. C/CL/E3/4/6

Pangbourne Primary (formerly Council, Elementary, County Infant and Junior, County Primary, Board)
Admission Register, 1895-1957. C/ER39/1-5
Plans, 1905-1957. C/AR/P4/94; C/CL/L2/635
Log Book, 1895-1951. C/EL78/1-2
Minutes, 1904-1984. C/EM15, 70/1-2, 148, 192; 86/ED/114; 89/ED/54
Other records, 1908-1967. C/CL/E4/135/7/1; C/CL/ G1/25/21; C/ER39/6-7; C/EZ24/1-2; D/SG5/3/1


Peasemore CE (formerly National)
Log Book, 1875-1957. C/EL49/1-3
Minutes, 1948-1956. C/EM36
Other records, 1902-1957. D/P92/25/1; C/EZ6/1-2; 26; C/CL/E4/67; D/P130B/28/11
Photograph, n.d. [20C]. C/EC1/43; D/EX1964/1/71


Long Lane Primary (formerly Purley County Primary)
Plans, 1964-1967. C/AR/P4/96; C/CL/L2/991,1083
Minutes, 1966-1979. 82/ED/15
Other records, 1969-1979. C/CL/E4/135/7/2; 82/ED/25

Purley CE Infants (formerly CE)
Admission Register, 1903-1956. C/ER47
Log Book, 1875-1976. C/EL85/1-2; 88/SCH/4/1-2
Minutes, 1903-1974. 88/SCH/4/4; D/P93/28/5-6
Other records, 1874-1973. D/P93/28/7-8, 11-14
Punishment Book, 1913-1925. 88/SCH/4/3


St Gabriel’s (formerly at Mill Hill, Devon, and Newbury)
Plans, c.1937-1945. C/CL/ G1/129/5
Minutes, 1959-1973. D/EX2398/5/1/1-2
Other records, 1944-1974. D/EX2398/5/2/1-2, 4-10
Photograph, 1948. D/EX2398/5/2/3


Locketts Bridge (formerly Donnington Lodge Special, School for the Deaf, Residential Nursery for the Deaf)
Plans, 1949-1962. C/AR/P4/100; C/CL/L2/415A, 467, 571, 852
Minutes, 1949-1963, 1975-1980. C/EM122/1-2; 88/ED/33

Prince Rupert ESN (formerly Newbury ESN, Donnington)
Plans, 1961-1964. C/AR/P3/39; C/CL/L2/943
Minutes, 1975-1980. 88/ED/33

Shaw-cum Donnington CE (formerly Parochial)
Minutes, 1878-1884, 1955-1983. D/P106/28/9, 23; 88/ED/14
Other records, 1874-1974. D/P106/28/8-22; C/CLE4/71

The Castle Special
Minutes, 1980-1982. 88/ED/98

West Shefford

West Shefford CE Primary (formerly Shefford CE, Great Shefford Parochial, Shefford National)
Plans, 1872, 1960-1961. D/EX268/41; C/CL/L2/797
Minutes, 1955-1975. C/EM226
Other records, 1905-1969. C/CL/E4/72
Photograph, n.d. c.1910. C/EC1/60


Robert Sandilands County Primary
Plans, 1965-1966. C/CL/L2/1015
Minutes, 1968-1982. 82/ED/126

Stockcross CE (formerly Stockcross Speen Parochial Primary, Speen Parochial, Stockcross Parochial, National)
Plans, c.1830-1949. D/EX268/42; C/AR/P4/106
Log Book, 1863-1922. C/EL96/1-2; 97/1-2
Minutes, 1899. D/P116/25/13
Other records, 1891-1904. D/P116/25/13-14

Woodspeen House
Other records, 1870s. N/D31


Albion House
Other records, c.1852. D/EWN/F8

St Mary’s CE (formerly Speenhamland Junior CE, CE Junior Mixed, Mixed National)
Plans, 1894. D/EZ83/1
Log Book, 1877-1932. C/EL119/1-3
Minutes, 1847-1946. D/P116B/25/3, 5, 14-16
Other records, 1835-1956. D/P116B/25/1-4, 6-7, 17-18; C/EZ56; D/P89/25/5-6; N/D96/1

St Mary’s CE Infants’ (formerly Speenhamland CE Infants, Infants National)
Log Book, 1876-1932. N/ES5/1-3

Speenhamland County Primary
Plans, 1931-1967. C/AR/P4/93
Log Book, 1933-1985. 90/SCH/11/1
Minutes, 1949-1990. C/EM66; C/EDN/25; 94/SCH/2/1

Stanford Dingley

Stanford Dingley CE (formerly National)
Log Book, 1887-1934. D/P117/28/2; C/EL21
Other records, 1903-1937. C/CL/E4/76; C/ER34/1-2

Stratfield Mortimer

Mortimer Cookery Centre
Log Book, 1923-1947. SCH25/8/1

Mortimer West End
Minutes, 1870-1936. D/P120/28/1-3; D/P120C/28/1
Other records, 1810-1929. D/P120/25/3-7, 11, 20, 23; 28/20; D/P120C/28/2

St John’s Infant (formerly Mortimer St John’s CE)
Admission Register, 1934-1962. D/P120/25/44
Plans, 1889-1969. D/P120/25/1, 18, 24; 28/40; 88/ED/96; C/CL/L2/1028
Log Book, 1889-1973. D/P120/25/42-43
Minutes, 1870-1977. D/P120/25/17; 28/1-3; 88/ED/63-65
Other records, 1869-1939, 1968. D/P120/25/3-7, 45; 28/20; C/CL/E4/135/7/12

St Mary’s CE Junior (formerly Parochial, Stratfield Mortimer Parochial)
Plans, 1961. C/CL/L2/804
Log Book, 1924-1959. 97/SCH/2/1-2
Minutes, 1870-1977. D/P120/28/1-3; 88/ED/63-65
Other records, 1968. C/CL/E4/135/7/12


Streatley CE Primary (formerly Parochial)
Admission Register, 1928-1966. D/EX2127/6/1
Log Book, 1873-1931, 1953-2003. D/EX2127/5/1-6
Minutes, 1980-2003. D/EX2127/1/1-7
Other records , 1903-2003. C/CL/E1/7/10; D/P122/28/5; D/EX2127
Photograph, 2000. D/EX2127/9/10
Punishment Book, 1900-1958. D/EX2127/7/1


St Nicholas’ CE Junior (formerly Sulham CE, National)
Plans, 1906. C/AR/P4/108
Log Book, 1892-1913, 1945-1970. C/EL46; 88/SCH/6/4
Minutes, 1905-1970. D/P123/28/2
Other records, 1969-n.d. [c.1970]. C/CL/E4/135/7/13; D/P123/28/2A
Photograph, n.d. [20C]. D/EX1964/1/77
Punishment Book, 1925-1939. 88/SCH/6/5

Sulhamstead See Ufton Nervet

Sulhamstead Bannister

Sulhamstead CE (formerly Sulhamstead School)
Minutes, 1904-1959. D/P124/25/6
Other records, 1876-1983. D/P124/24/5, 7-8; CPC124/5/1


Blue Coat (formerly Lady Frances Winchcombe’s Charity)
Minutes, 1794-1860. D/P130/25/6
Other records, 1914-1925, 1950-1968. D/P130/25/87, 93; C/CL/E4/86

Crookham CE (formerly St Barnabas’)
Log Book, 1875-1957. C/EL36/1-3
Other records, 1903-1965. C/CL/E4/84; D/P130/28/6-7
Punishment Book, 1900-1957. C/EZ7

Crookham Court (formerly Crookham House)
Other records, 1961-1989. D/EX1512/1/1-3; 2/1; 3/1-3
Photograph, n.d. [1970s]. D/EX1512/4/1

Dunston Park County Infant (formerly Thatcham County Infant)
Plans, 1966-1967. C/CL/L2/1070
Log Book, 1965-1973. C/EL117
Minutes, 1964-2005. 88/ED/10-11; SCH34/1/1-5
Other records, 1868-1911, 1983-2005. D/P130/25/67, 83; SCH34/2/1-3; 3/1-2; 5/1; 18/1-3

Francis Baily County Primary (formerly Thatcham County Primary, Council)
Admission Register, 1913-1974. 90/SCH/15/4-9
Plans, 1911-1969. C/AR/P4/116; C/CL/L2/62, 976
Log Book, 1913-1984. 90/SCH/15/1-3
Minutes, 1913-1985. C/EM19, 67; 82/ED/17-18; 88/ED/154

Francis Baily County Primary (formerly Thatcham County Primary, Council) cont.
Other records, 1912, 1959-1985. C/CL/ G1/25/31; C/CL/E4/135/8/5; 82/ED/27; 88/ED/155
Photograph, n.d. [c.1910]-1913. C/EC1/55; D/EX1964/1/81
Punishment Book, 1930-1976. 90/SCH/15/10

Parsons Down Infant
Minutes, 1979-1986. 86/ED/102

Parsons Down Junior (formerly County Primary)
Admission Register, 1972-1978. SCH27/11/1
Plans, 1970. C/CL/E4/85
Log Book, 1972-1978. SCH27/8/1
Minutes, 1972-1986, 1997-2004. 86/ED/101; SCH27/1/1-4
Other records, n.d.[1970s]1997. SCH27/2/1; 7/1

Pied Piper Pre-school
Minutes, 2007-2008. D/MS73/3D/1
Other records, 1996-2008. D/MS73/3D/1

St Mary’s CE Junior (formerly Thatcham CE, National)
Admission Register, 1977-1996. SCH4/11/1
Plans, 1957-1961. SCH4/6/2-3; C/CL/L2/647
Log Book, 1864-1997. C/EL53/1-6; SCH4/8/1-4
Minutes, 1883-2005. SCH4/1/1-10
Other records, 1868-2001. D/P130/25/83; SCH4; D/P130B/28/11
Photograph, n.d. [c.1910]-2002. C/EC1/55; SCH4/15/1

St Mary’s CE Junior (formerly Thatcham CE, National) cont., .
Punishment Book, 1913-1985. SCH4/12/1-2

Thatcham Nursery
Other records, 1941-1947. C/CL/E3/4/7

Thatcham Park CE Primary
Plans, 1962. C/CL/L2/874
Minutes, 2005-2007. SCH35/1/1-2
Other records, 2005-2006. SCH35/3/1

Thatcham Undenominational (formerly British)
Admission Register, 1939-1945. C/ER31/1 evacuees
Minutes, 1900-1919, 1952-1960. D/N37/13/1/1-2
Other records, 1875-1961. D/N37/1/1/1; 1/2/25; 6/3/3; 13/1/1, 3-4; C/ER31/2; 32

The Kennet School (formerly Kennet Comprehensive, Kennet County Secondary, County Secondary Modern, Thatcham Secondary Modern)
Plans, 1947-1962. C/AR/P3/45; C/CL/L2/530, 530A-B, 703, 867
Minutes, 1957-1980. C/EDN/16; C/EM224, 255
Other records, 1959-1987. C/CL/E4/86; C/CL/E4/135/8/4; D/EX2182/1-13; D/EX2332/ D/EX2332/3

Whitelands Park County Primary
Minutes, 1972-1985. C/EM246; 89/ED/16


Kennet Valley County Primary
Minutes, 1977-1981. 88/ED/13

Theale CE (formerly Primary, National)
Plans, 1956-1969. C/AR/P4/117; C/CL/E4/87/2; L2/668, 1087
Other records, 1903-1972. C/CL/E4/8/1; E4/87/1

Theale Green Community (formerly Theale Green School, Theale Grammar, Theale Comprehensive)
Plans, 1960-1967. C/CL/L2/800, 1002, 1091
Minutes, 1974-1981. C/EM256; 88/ED/25
Other records, 1956-1971. C/CL/E88/1-3; E4/135/8/9-10


Birch Copse County Primary
Admission Register, 1962-1970. 88/SCH/5/2
Plans, 1960-1965. C/CL/L2/835, 970
Log Book, 1962-1977. 88/SCH/5/1
Minutes, 1964-1980. C/EM233
Other records, 1962-1974. 88/SCH/5/3; C/CL/E4/135/8/13

Minutes, 1974-1978. C/EM204

Calcot CE (formerly Calcot Row Infants, Calcot Infant, National)
Log Book, 1874-1907. C/EL11
Photograph, n.d. [c.1900-1907]. D/EX1964/1/34

Calcot County Infants’ and Junior (formerly Junior Council, County Primary)
Plans, 1935-1956. C/AR/P4/118; C/CL/L2/227, 569, 581, 730, 731
Other records, 1936. C/CL/L2/227A
Minutes, 1937-1985. C/EM112; 88/D/127-128

Denefield (formerly Long Lane County Secondary
Minutes, 1976-1984. C/EM274; 82/ED/1; 88/ED/57
Other records, 1977-1984. 82/ED/8; 86/ED/55

Downsway Primary
Other records, 1972. C/CL/E4/135/8/17

Little Heath (formerly Littleheath Secondary Modern)
Plans, 1964. C/CL/L2/944
Minutes, 1974-1983. C/EM205; 89/ED/13
Other records, 1956-1960. C/CL/E88/1-3

Newbery Lodge
Minutes, 1971-1981. 86/ED/30

St Michael’s County Primary Dee Road
Admission Register, 1956-1968. 89/SCH/11/2
Log Book, 1956-1987. 89/SCH/11/1
Minutes, 1972-1983. 89/SCH/11/3
Other records, 1958-1959. D/P132/8A/13

St Paul’s RC Primary
Other records, 1968. C/CL/E4/135/8/15

Springfield Primary
Minutes, 1969-1984. 86/ED/58
Other records, 1971-1985. C/CL/E4/135/8/16; 85/ED/7; 86/ED/49-50

Tilehurst County Primary (formerly Council)
Minutes, 1910-1911. C/EM20

Tilehurst National
Other records, 1811-1909. D/P132//25/6-7

Westwood Farm County Junior (formerly Westwood Farm Primary)
Plans, 1962-1967. C/AR/P4/119; C/CLL2/847, 916, 1058
Minutes, 1964-1979. C/EM193; 82/ED/19; 88/ED/91
Other records, 1975-1979. 82/ED/22

Westwood Farm Infants
Minutes, 1976-1984. 82/ED/20; 88/ED/75, 81
Other records, 1975-1980. 82/ED/23

Westwood Secondary
Minutes, 1957-1985. 86/ED/85
Other records, 1978-1985. 86/ED/17, 80

Ufton Nervet

Sulhamstead and Ufton Nervet Primary (formerly Parochial, Ufton Nervet Parochial)
Plans, 1949-1960. C/AR/P4/123
Other records, 1861-2009. D/P135/25/9-26, 28-31; D/P124/28/8-9; C/CLE4/91; CPC124/5/1
Photograph, 1928. D/P135/25/27


Welford and Wickham CE Primary (formerly National, Welford National)
Plans, 1856-1966. D/EX268/53; C/AR/P4/135
Minutes, 1973-1979. C/EDN/26
Other records, 1906-1971. C/CL/E4/100; 78/SCH/11
Photograph, n.d. c.1910. C/EC1/58

West Woodhay

West Woodhay CE
Other records, 1903-1961. C/CL/E4/126/1-2


Douai Abbey
Photograph, n.d. [20C].  Postcards/Woolhampton 1-5

Elstree School
Other records, 1960. D/P156/3/10

Woolhampton CE Primary (formerly National)
Plans, 1945-1963. C/AR/P4/161; C/CL/E4/134
Log Book, 1887-1918. C/EL33
Other records, 1896-2008. D/P26/25/15; C/CL/E1/7/3; 4/134; P/HA7/2/2/1


Yattendon CE Primary (formerly Yattendon Parochial, Yattendon School)
Admission Register, 1868-2008. SCH37/11/1-4
Plans, 1961; n.d. [c.1990s]. SCH37/6/3; C/AR/P4/163
Log Book, 1877-2001. SCH37/8/1-8
Other records, 1879-1996. SCH37/2/1-4; 3/1; 4/1-3; 5/1; 6/1; 13/1; 14/1-2; 16/1-5; 18/1-2
Photograph, n.d. [20C]; 1995-1998. D/EX1964/1/94; SCH37/6/2-3
Punishment Book, 1908-1962. SCH37/12/1

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Diocesan records To 1836: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre (visitation returns)

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