Manchester High School For Girls
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Catalogue

Admissions and Scholarships

ADMISSIONS BOOKS

Five foolscap volumes, bound in blue, mainly hand written. These volumes were restored and rebound in 2004 with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

 

Admissions Main School, 1898 - 1946.

Contains the following information about pupils:

  • Name
  • Age on entry into the school
  • The class in which placed on entry into the school
  • For entries between 1898 and 1905, a  sign has been written beside some of the names, the meaning of this is unknown
  • For entries between 1906 and 1946, notes have been included about whether the pupil had a bursary, a scholarship or a free place

 

Admssions Main School, 1946 - 1982.

Contains the following information about pupils:

  • Name
  • Age on entry into the school
  • The class in which placed on entry into the school
  • Whether the pupils had a free place or a reserved place with details of the Local Education Authority to which they belonged
  • Whether the pupils had previously attended a state or an independent school

 

 Admissions Main School, 1983 - 1994.

Contains the following information about pupils:

  • Name
  • Age on entry into the school
  • The class in which placed on entry into the school
  • Whether the pupils had a free place or a reserved place with details of the Local Education Authority to which they belonged

 

 Admissions Preparatory Department, 1946 - 1983

Contains the following information about pupils:

  • Name
  • School roll number
  • Age on entry to the school
  • Class in which placed on entry to the school
  • Whether the previous school attended was a state or an independent primary school
  • Between 1967 and 1983, the name of the previous school is given

 

Admissions Preparatory Department, 1983 - 1995

Contains the following information about pupils:

  • Name
  • School roll number
  • Between 1983 and 1990, the age on entry to the school
  • Class in which placed on entry to the school
  • Name of the previous school

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

One large, black notebook, hand written.

There is a label on the front cover on which is written: "MHSG Scholarship Holders, Free Places, Junior Hulme and School Certificate," but this is almost illegible.

On the flyleaf is a note about the statistics of the standards of literacy of pupils. This has been taken from an article by Fred J. Schonell in "The Times Educational Supplement," 23 February 1946.

Contains the following information:

  • Lists of the names of girls who had free places at the school between 1927 and 1946 and the dates on which they passed School Certificate [written as SC] and School Certificate with Matriculation. Also some leaving dates and comments about girls' reasons for leaving the school 
  • Lists of the names of girls who had Hulme Scholarships between 1920 and 1945, the dates when they passed School Certificate and some leaving dates
  • Lists of the names of girls who had free places between 1916 and 1926, dates when they passed School Certificate and School Certificate with Matriculation and some leaving dates
  • Tables of the number of girls who had free places between 1917 and 1942, the number who passed School Certificate, the number who failed School Certificate and some comments about girls' reasons for leaving the school
  • Tables of the number of girls who had Hulme Scholarships between 1920 and 1940, the number who passed School Certificate, the number who failed School Certificate and some comments about girls' reasons for leaving the school
  • Summaries of statistics worked out as percentages with final comments

 

 

 

           

   
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