Another great set of records from the London Metropolitan Archives is now available in the Ancestry World Archives Project for keying.
The London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1841-1911 is a collection of school admission and discharge registers for pupils who attended no less than 843 London schools in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
They contain information about the child’s school career in a standard register, with information varying depending on the thoroughness of individual head-teachers.
Usually a register entry asked for the following information about each pupil:
• Date of Admission
• Full Name of Child
• Date of Birth
• Name of Parent or Guardian
• Name of Last School
• Particulars of Leaving the School (which includes references to further education or employment).
There is also a space provided on each record for the head-teacher to make remarks on individual pupils.
We estimate that there are school records for more than 8.5 million London pupils, so if your ancestors went to school in London between 1841 and 1911, get keying now and discover whether you got your good sense from a Londoner.
You can start keying the London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1841-1911 by clicking here and who knows, you might even stumble upon one of your scholar ancestors in the process.