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WARRINGTON BEWSEY COUNTY SECONDARY SCHOOL


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Reference SL 469
Covering dates 1930-1993
Held by Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service
Source of acquisition Acc 010126(pt),3937,4897, 4984
Creators Warrington Bewsey County Secondary School, Cheshire; Bewsey County Secondary Modern School, Cheshire

Administrative history:
Evelyn St School, built in 1912, was amalgamated with the new Bewsey schools in 1934. In 1972 the boys' and girls' schools were themselves amalgamated. In 1974 it became Bewsey County Secondary Modern School and in 1979 became a comprehensive school. The school closed in August 1993.



GOVERNORS  [no ref. or date]

Minutes  [no ref.]  1945-1993

3 vols

Minutes (signed)  SL 469/1  Nov 1945-Jun 1979

Minutes (signed)  SL 469/4984/1  May 1978-Feb 1991

Minutes (signed)  SL 469/4984/2  May 1991-Jun 1993

HEADTEACHER  [no ref. or date]

Log books  [no ref.]  1934-1993

4 vols

Boys  SL 469/3937/1  Jan 1934-Jul 1972

Girls  SL 469/3937/2  Jan 1934-Jul 1972

Mixed  SL 469/4897/9  Sep 1972-Nov 1988

Log book  SL 469/4984/3  Nov 1988-Jul 1993

Headteacher's reports  [no ref.]  1977-1979

7 vols

Contents:
Headteachers copy minutes, plus annual reports to governors and other additional material

Headteacher's reports  SL 469/4897/1  Nov 1977-Jun 1979

Headteacher's reports  SL 469/4897/2  May 1978-Nov 1979

Headteacher's reports  SL 469/4897/3  Nov 1979-1980

Headteacher's reports  SL 469/4897/4  1981

Headteacher's reports  SL 469/4897/5  1982

Headteacher's reports  SL 469/4897/6  1983-Jun 1984

Headteacher's reports  SL 469/4897/7  1982-1984

Admission registers: Boys  [no ref.]  1934-1952

2 vols

Admission registers: Boys  SL 469/3937/3  Jan 1934-Aug 1940

Admission registers: Boys  SL 469/3937/4  Aug 1940-Mar 1952

Admission registers: Girls  [no ref.]  1934-1972

4 vols

Admission registers: Girls  SL 469/3937/7  Jan 1934-Aug 1940

Admission registers: Girls  SL 469/3937/8  Aug 1940-Aug 1950

Admission registers: Girls  SL 469/3937/9  Aug 1950-Aug 1960

Admission registers: Girls  SL 469/3937/10  Aug 1960-Jul 1972

Admission registers: Evelyn St Senior Mixed School  [no ref.]  1936-1972

3 vols

Admission registers: Evelyn St Senior Mixed School  SL 469/3937/11  Aug 1936-Jul 1950

Admission registers: Evelyn St Senior Mixed School  SL 469/3937/12  Aug 1950-Jul 1966

Admission registers: Evelyn St Senior Mixed School  SL 469/3937/13  Sep 1966-May 1972

Admission register: Mixed  [no ref.]  1972-1979

1 vol

Admission register: Mixed  SL 469/3937/14  Sep 1972-1979

Punishment books  [no ref.]  1937-1986

3 vols

Girls  SL 469/3937/15  Feb 1937-Mar 1973

Boys  SL 469/3937/16  Feb 1962-Jul 1982

Mixed  SL 469/3937/17  Sep 1982-Dec 1986

Roll book  [no ref. or date]

Roll book  SL 469/4897/10  1983-1985

1 vol

Contents:
Sep 1983 - Jul 1985

Staff Meeting minutes  [no ref.]  1979-1988

1 vol

Staff Meeting minutes  SL 469/4897/11  Sep 1979-Feb 1988

Staff notices from headteacher  [no ref.]  1977-1979

1 vol

Staff notices from headteacher  SL 469/4897/12  Sep 1977-Apr 1979

Records relating to staff  [no ref. or date]

Staff qualifications and experience  SL 469/3937/18  1946-1981

1 vol

Staff register sheets  SL 469/3937/19  1938-1958

1 vol

Staff Handbooks  [no ref.]  1984-1992

8 vols

Staff Handbooks  SL 469/4897/13  1984-1985

Staff Handbooks  SL 469/4897/14  1985-1986

Staff Handbooks  SL 469/4897/15  1986-1987

Staff Handbooks  SL 469/4897/16  1987-1988

Staff Handbooks  SL 469/4897/17  1988-1989

Staff Handbooks  SL 469/4897/18  1989-1990

Staff Handbooks  SL 469/4897/19  1990-1991

Staff Handbooks  SL 469/4897/20  1991-1992

"House" books: Furness House  [no ref. or date]

"House" books: Furness House  SL 469/4897/21  1969-1974

"House" books: Furness House  SL 469/4897/22  1974-1985

"House" books: Robertson House  [no ref. or date]

"House" books: Robertson House  SL 469/4897/23  1964-c1970

Correspondence  [no ref. or date]

Letter from Henry Lytton, Cambridge to Mr Babbington (glazed)  SL 469/3937/34  1934

1 item

Contents:
16 May 1934

Letters from former pupils  SL 469/3937/35  nd, 1982-1984

11 items

Papers relating to school activities  [no ref. or date]

Miscellaneous papers relating to pupils and school activities  SL 469/3937/32  nd, 1955-1984

9 items

Copy school timetable  SL 469/3937/37  1979-1980

1 item

Papers relating to sports and sporting records at Bewsey High School  SL 469/4897/44  1984-1990

1 file

Papers relating to teachers' production of "Aladdin"  SL 469/4897/45  1988

1 file

Plans  [no ref. or date]

Copy plans and elevations of new middle school  SL 469/3937/38  1930

5 items

Block plan Bewsey schools re-organisation  SL 469/4897/24  1966

1 item

Contents:
Sep 1966

Stockbooks  [no ref.]  nd, 1970-1977

2 vols

Furniture  SL 469/3937/20  1970-1973

Mathematics  SL 469/3937/25  1970-1977

Photographs  [no ref. or date]

Pupils, sports teams etc.  SL 469/3937/39  nd, 1946-1969

26 items

Contents:
(xerox copies)

Photographs of classroom and school activities  SL 469/3937/41  nd

1 bdl

Photographs of sportsday and related activities  SL 469/3937/42  nd

1 bdl

Photographs of school dramatic productions  SL 469/3937/43  nd

1 bdl

Photographs of school trips  SL 469/3937/44  nd

1 bdl

Photographs of school trip to London  SL 469/3937/45  nd

1 bdl

Photographs relating to miscellaneous school activities  SL 469/3937/46  nd

1 bdl

Photographs of school-leavers, girls  SL 469/3937/47  1959-1969

1 bdl

Photograph album relating to school activities and trips  SL 469/3937/48  1957-1967

1 vol, 1 item

Photograph of boys' school choir (glazed)  SL 469/3937/49  1956

1 item

Xerox copies found loose with photographs.  SL 469/3937/50  nd

3 items

Contents:
Includes view of Bewsey Hall, old brick house (? Bewsey Hall) and men of 2nd Parachute Battalion

Photograph album  SL 469/4897/25  1978

1 vol

Contents:
Pupils 1978

Photograph album  SL 469/4897/26  1990

1 vol

Contents:
Pupils 1990

Photographs of staff and students  SL 469/4897/27  1982-1986

3 items

Photographs of boys sports teams (rugby, football, basketball)  SL 469/4897/28  1985

3 items

Photographs of sports days  SL 469/4897/29  1970s

Contents:
1970s

Photograph of sports days  SL 469/4897/30  1980s

Contents:
1980s

Photographs of sports tour. Noordwjck  SL 469/4897/31  1984

Contents:
Feb 1984

Photographs of 2nd year camp. Tatton Park  SL 469/4897/32  1982

Contents:
1982

Photographs of Modern Languages trip to France  SL 469/4897/33  1989-1990

Contents:
1989-1990

Photographs of Year 8. Geography visits  SL 469/4897/34  1992

Contents:
1992

Newscuttings  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Many of these relate to the threatened closure of Bewsey High School

Newscuttings relating to the school and pupils  SL 469/3937/40  nd, 1940-1984

1 bdl

Newscutting and photograph album  SL 469/4897/35  1984-1985

1 vol

Contents:
Oct 1984 - May 1985

Newscutting and photograph album  SL 469/4897/36  1986-1987

1 vol

Contents:
Oct 1986 - Dec 1987

Newscutting and photograph album  SL 469/4897/37  1984-1992

Contents:
Jun 1984 - Dec 1992

Printed material and miscellanea  [no ref. or date]

Bewsey County High School. School prospectuses  SL 469/4897/39  1985-1992

4 items

Contents:
1985-1988, 1991-1992

Curriculum statement  SL 469/4897/40  nd

1 item

School brochure  SL 469/4897/41  1988

1 item

Contents:
Sep 1988

Guides for pupils and parents  SL 469/4897/42  nd, 1988-1991

4 items

"Community Education in Bewsey", by J Goodier, Headteacher  SL 469/4897/43  nd

2 items

Boys' school magazine  SL 469/3937/29  1947

1 item

"Term Times" Girls' school magazine  SL 469/3937/28  1957-1969

11 vols

Contents:
(1967, 1968 missing)

"The Bewsian" school magazine  SL 469/4897/46  1984

1 vol

Contents:
Dec 1984

"The Bewsian" A history of secondary education in Bewsey  SL 469/3937/30  1984

2 vols

Contents:
(2 copies)
1934-1984

Manuscript account of life at Bewsey Schoo1 1934-1937 by George H Harns  SL 469/4897/49  1993

1 item

Contents:
Apr 1993

Copy entries from "The Bewsian" magazine  SL 469/3937/36  1934

11 items

Contents:
1934

Order of Service in a memory of Cissie Smith, JP and former headmistress died 10 Mar 1967  SL 469/3937/33  1967

1 item

Programmes relating to school events and visits  SL 469/3937/31  nd, 1974-1983

1 bdl

Programmes relating to school events including fetes, carol services and prize presentations  SL 469/4897/47  1985-1991

17 items

Poster of arrow sculpture designed by pupils and situated in Sankey Valley Park  SL 469/4897/51  1984

1 item

School record book (blank)  SL 469/4897/48  nd

1 item

Youth Employment Report by Warrington Education Committee for year ended Sep 1959  SL 469/4897/50  1959

1 item

Copy plans and details relating to model Lancastrian schools  SL 469/3937/51  nd

6 items

Publicity booklets relating to sixth form courses at Great Sankey High School, Woolston High School and Priestley College, Warrington  SL 469/3937/52  1980-1982

3 items

Copy laws of Warrington Academy  SL 469/3937/53  nd

1 item

Copy "Warrington: A History for Schools'", by J Holman and I Sellers  SL 469/3937/54  1972

1 vol

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