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Bozeat School

The old school Entrance to the Infants
The School built in 1873 is now a house, and stands on Camden Square. Beneath the bell tower was the entrance to the Infant school.

Wellingborough News, 26th September 1902, transcribed by Kay Collins

Bozeat - School Board—The monthly meeting of the Board was held in the Board-room on Monday Present: Mr. J. T. Robinson (chairman), Messrs J. Monk, J. Barnes, C. Drage, and Matthews (clerk).—Messrs. Monk and Barnes reported having visited the school, and recommended the purchase of new desks as applied for. It was resolved to purchase two for each department.— The Board decided to view the water tank and meet a practical man on Saturday next.—The following tenders for the supply of coke were received: Ellis and Everard, 21s. per ton; A. Smart, 18s.; and T. Smith, 16s. 6d. The last-named tender was accepted.—The Clerk brought before the Board the estimates for the ensuing year. About, £900 is required for the working of the school: of this sum £496 goes for salaries (Mixed School £332, Infant School £164) and £140 for interest and repayment of loans. £50 is also required for books, etc. Of this sum it is proposed to raise £120 from the local rates in four equal instalments.—A letter was read from Mr. Bradshaw applying for the use of the schools for lantern evangelistic services on three Sunday evenings in October, November, and December. The request was granted at a nominal charge.

Rushden Echo, 11th June 1909, transcribed by Kay Collins

Bozeat - Eighty Applications have been received for the post of headmaster of the Council School, which will be vacant in August through the resignation of Mr. Kirby.

The Rushden Argus December 30th 1921, transcribed by Susan Manton

Drawn by her Scholars
A Surprise Ride for Popular Bozeat Headmistress

On Thursday afternoon of last week Mrs. Bennell, who for 28 years has been headmistress in Bozeat Council Infants School was the recipient of a very handsome silver teapot subscribed for by the staff, scholars and managers of the school.

Outside the school
Outside the school
The whole school assembled in the large infants’ schoolroom. The Rev. C.B. Jennings made the presentation, and spoke highly of the esteem in which Mrs. Bennell had been held by the parents, and her kindly interest in the children during her twenty-eight years of service and wishing her every happiness in her retirement. Speaking to the scholars (perhaps for the last time, as he was leaving in January) the Vicar urged upon them the value of character.

Mr. A.H. Lack also added his appreciation of Mrs. Bennell’s work in the school, and the amicable relations that had always existed since his appointment twelve years since.

After the presentation, Mrs. Bennell entertained the little ones to tea and a very pleasant time was spent.

At the breaking-up on Friday morning a surprise was in store for Mrs. Bennell. Mr. Cecil Drage was outside the school with his motor car nicely decorated, ropes were attached, and, after a photograph had been taken of Mrs. Bennell on the car and the staff and scholars, the car was pulled by the lusty young lads of the school amidst much cheering and excitement to her home.

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