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There is an addendum to the book below which will be of interest to anyone who has purchased the book. This list will continue to be updated if any new names come to light.

  • Two Surrey Village Schools

    Two Surrey Village Schools

    Pupil Lists for Send School and Ripley School
    By Sheila Brown

    Names that were unknown at the time of the original publication of Two Surrey Village Schools (in 2002) were later printed in a separate Addendum of Names in 2004 that is still available free of charge to people who have already bought the book and it is included in each new copy that is sold.

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Pupil Lists for Send School and Ripley School

By Sheila Brown

Names that were unknown at the time of the original publication of Two Surrey Village Schools (in 2002) were later printed in a separate Addendum of Names in 2004 that is still available free of charge to people who have already bought the book and it is included in each new copy that is sold.

Why were the names missing in the first place?

When the records were being researched to write the book the authors found that many essential documents were missing, the most important of which was the Admissions Register in which the Schoolmaster entered the names and family details of each child as it was brought to school.

It is not known when the first Admissions Register was introduced into the schools but before that the Schoolmasters would have noted pupils’ names in the school log-books which they had from 1860.

But both these schools had closed by 1971 and the pupils moved to new premises and the school records were passed on to the new schools.

Here was the problem; for Send School, there were no Admission Registers at all and no log books before 1923.

Ripley School had Admission Registers only from 1919 but there were log-books from 1885. So the records were very incomplete, possibly lost in the move.

However to the rescue came many local people whose parents and grandparents, even great-grandparents had attended the schools. They provided names and dates, and so it was possible to compile Pupil Lists in the book for both schools.

It was inevitable that the lists were incomplete and shortly after publication letters came flooding in asking why names were missing. And so an Addendum of Names was printed from the extra names sent in.

Now some years on, over 100 more missing names have been gathered and they appear here. It is not possible to verify names and dates. Some are birth dates and some are dates the child was in the school. These will be added to Our Website as will any additional names that come in. Each name is followed by R or S which identifies the school they attended ie Send or Ripley.

The school documents have never come to light. Sadly at the time they were not valued as historical documents. We live in hope that they will be discovered one day.

Each time a new name is added then the list will be updated to the next issue number and date.

  • Two Surrey Village Schools

    ‘Two Surrey Village Schools – The story of Send and Ripley Village Schools’ by Sheila Brown and David Porter

    £10.00 (plus £3.00 shipping)
    The story of the first ‘National’ schools and their subsequent development in two Surrey villages. Ripley School, built in 1847 and Send School built in 1854, each to provide elementary education for all children especially those from the poorest families. This book is a mine of information illustrating the enormous social changes that took place in village and school life over a period of a hundred or more years. Includes many unique drawings and old photographs, also lists of teachers and pupils at each school. It is a valuable social document meticulously researched and attractively presented. A ‘must-have’ book especially for anyone who was, or is, connected with either of these schools or villages.

    New names have been added to the pupil lists for this book which were not available at the time of printing. If you have purchased this book then please click here to see the latest list.

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