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Maintaining School Standards, page 2

Another scholar at the school, Alice Evans, was a signalman's daughter who lived with her parents and little sisters.

1891 Census
Church Cottage
Name Position in
household
Marital
status
Age Occupation Place of Birth English/Welsh
speaker
George Evans Head M 34 Signalman Montgomery English
Emma Evans Wife M 34   Salop, Condover English
Alice Jane Evans Dau   8 Scholar Montgomery, Buttington English
Emily Evans Dau   5 Scholar Montgomery, Buttington English
Rose Ellen Evans Dau   3   Montgomery, Buttington English

Alice got up to Standard II in all her subjects that year and up to Standard V by the time she left.

Fred Doody had rather different living arrangements; his mother probably became a housekeeper after being widowed:

1891 Census
Vicarage
Name Position in
household
Marital
status
Age Occupation Place of Birth English/Welsh
speaker
Thomas Hughes Head S 40 Clerk in Holy Orders Denbigh, Llansilin English
Alfred Doody Boarder   7 Scholar Salop, Shrewsbury English
Harriet Doody Serv Wid 43 Housekeeper- domestic Montgomery, Welshpool English
David G Davies Serv S 18 Gardener - domestic Montgomeryshire, Welshpool English

Fred obtained his standard II in reading but only standard I in writing and arithmetic. He attained level IV before he left the school.

William Pritchard aged 9 of Hope achieved standard II in reading, writing and arithmetic that year. William lived with his elderly, widowed father and 3 brothers.

1891 Census
No 20, Hope
Name Position in
household
Marital
status
Age Occupation Place of Birth English/Welsh
speaker
William Pritchard Head Wid 75 Agricultural labourer Montgomery, Buttington English
Robert Pritchard Son   11 Scholar Montgomery, Buttington English
William Pritchard Son   9 Scholar Montgomery, Buttington English
John Pritchard Son   7 Scholar Montgomery, Buttington English
George Pritchard Son   4 Scholar Montgomery, Buttington English

He went on to obtain standard VI before leaving the school.

Further children are detailed on the next page, which also includes the Inspector's report.


Maintaining School Standards, page 1

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