CITY OF SHEFFIELD EDUCATION COMMITTEE.
KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL.
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DANIEL EVANS, ESQ., J.P. (CHAIRMAN).
COUNCILLOR J. H. BINGHAM (DEPUTY-CHAIRMAN).
Coun. E. ATKIN, J.P.
Ald. E. S. NICHOLSON, J.P.
A. BALLARD, Esq.
Coun. W. S. NUNN, J.P.
Mrs. Coun. A. F. M. CUMMING.
Dr. A. W. PICKARD-CAMBRIDGE, M.A.
Rev. ALFRED HALL, M.A.
Aid. E. G. ROWLINSON, J.P.
Ald. J. HAWNT.
LADY STEPHENSON, J.P.
Coun. J. W. HOLLAND.
Coun. F. UNWIN.
Aid. H. W. JACKSON, LL.B., J.P.
Coun. J. F. WILLIAMS.
Miss E. MAUD MAXFIELD, M.A., J.P.
Mrs. O. C. WILSON, J.P.
Ald. W. I. MITCHELL.
Chief Education Officer-H. S. NEWTON, M.A.
R. B. GRAHAM, M.A., Magdalen College, Oxford.
J. S. NICHOLAS, M.A. (Oxon.), B.Sc. (Lond.), formerly Scholar of New College, Oxford. (Senior Mathematical Master).
P. L. BAYLIS, A.R.C.M. (Music Master).
H. A. BRADLEY, B.A., Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
S. V. CARTER, B.Sc. (London).
J. J. H. CLAY, B.A., formerly Exhibitioner of Magdalene College, Cambridge (Senior English and History Master).
G. H. EFFRON, B.A. (Leeds).
A. V. FLETCHER, B.A., Hertford College, Oxford.
A. W. GASKIN, B.A. (London), F.R.G.S.
W. E. GLISTER, M.A., formerly Scholar of Jesus College, Oxford.
C. HELLIWELL, A.R.C.A. (Art and Handicraft Master).
E. H. C. HICKOX, M.A., formerly Demy of Magdalen College, Oxford. (Senior Science Master).
J. HUNTER, M.A., formerly Scholar of King's College, Cambridge.
N. LEE, B.A., Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
C. J. MAGRATH, M.A., Oriel College, Oxford.
J. K. MICHELL, B.A., formerly Exhibitioner of St. John's College, Oxford.
G. S. V. PETTER, B.A., formerly Scholar of Exeter College, Oxford.
H. REDSTON, B.Sc., Jelf Medallist, King's College, London.
W. H. SAVAGE, M.A., Balliol College, Oxford.
H. A. SCUTT, M.A. (London). (Senior Modern Language Master).
E. G. SIMM, B.A., Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
G. N. G. SMITH, B.A., Hertford College, Oxford.
H. S. SMITH (Physical Training Master).
E. D. TAPPE, M.A., formerly Scholar of Oriel College, Oxford (Senior Classical Master).
P. TAYLOR, B.A., formerly Scholar of University College, Oxford.
E. W. THOMAS, B.A., formerly Exhibitioner of St. John's College, Cambridge.
P. F. TITCHMARSH, B.Sc. (Liverpool).
E. F. WATLING, M.A., formerly Scholar of University College, Oxford.
W. F. WHEELER, B.A., formerly Exhibitioner of New College, Oxford.
F. T. SAVILLE (Master of the Junior School).
N. CARRITT, B.A., Oriel College, Oxford.
Miss J. W. M. COPLEY, B.A., Trinity College, Dublin.
Miss N. P. JONES, National Froebel Union.
K. S. McKAY, B.A. (University of New Zealand).
H. T. R. TWYFORD, B.A. (London).
C. L. UNSWORTH, B.A., Queen's College, Oxford.
C. S. WRIGHT, M.A., Trinity College, Oxford.
Registrar-L. E. B. WARNER.
Cricket Professional-L. WAGHORN, (Sussex).
Swimming Instructor-E. F. KYFFIN.
THE School was established in its present form and with its present building in 1905, by the union under the Education Committee of two well-known Schools, the ancient Royal Grammar School of Sheffield and Wesley College.
The Royal Grammar School dated from the benefaction of John Smith of Crowland in the year 1604, and the Governors of the Grammar School Foundation still administer the endowments of the Trust for the benefit of King Edward VII School.
Wesley College was a denominational Boarding School, founded in 1837, and to it the School owes the main building and the School Close. The large windows and high ceilings of the " classical revival " made it possible to adapt the building most successfully to modern needs, when the two Schools were united.
IN 1936 the junior School was installed in Clarke House, near to the main building, and overlooking the Botanical Gardens. This House and its grounds form a splendid gift for which the School is indebted to the generosity of the Osborn family, and to the Governors of the Sheffield Grammar School Foundation, who bore the cost of the alterations.
Boys of the Junior School come to the Senior School for Assembly in the morning and for various other purposes. Their organised games are played on the School Close.
Boys may enter the junior School at eight years old or over. It is advisable to enter at not later than ten years old, as French, Algebra and Geometry are taken in the last year of the Junior School Course. In addition to the usual school subjects, this course contains Nature Study, Singing, Physical Training (Gymnastics and Swimming) and various forms of Art and Handicraft. The course is closely linked to the studies of the Senior School, and forms the best preparation for this work.
BOYS enter the lowest form of the Senior School at the age of eleven or twelve, and spend usually three, sometimes four, years in the Middle School (FORMS II, III and IV). In Forms II and III there is no choice of curriculum, all the usual subjects being taken by all boys. In Form IV, all boys who are capable of doing so take up the study of a third foreign language, Greek, German or Spanish. The rest take two foreign languages of which German is usually one, and devote additional time to their other subjects.
The first form of the Upper School is the FIFTH FORM, in which boys take the School Certificate of the Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board. The number and the choice of subjects taken is adapted, so far as possible, to the abilities and aptitudes of each boy.
In the TRANSITUS and SIXTH FORMS, advanced work is done in Classics, Mathematics, Natural Science, History and Modern Languages. After a year in the Transitus, and a year in the Sixth Form, boys take the Higher Certificate of the Oxford and Cambridge Board with one of the above as their principal course of study.
Over-specialisation is avoided by a very wide curriculum in the Transitus, and a slightly less wide one in the Sixth. For the Higher Certificate Examination all the Classical boys make a serious study of French, all the Mathematicians and Scientists of German, and History and Modern Languages are taken by the same boys. Boys on all three sides take English and Divinity irrespective of their work for the examination.
Physical Training, including Swimming in the Bath constructed in 1936, is taken throughout the School.
Boys are prepared for Open Scholarships at the older Universities and at Sheffield University in all the subjects in which scholarships are offered.
Boys are also prepared for entry into the various faculties of English and Scottish Universities, and some sit for the Competitive Examinations (suitable to their age) for entering the Civil Service and the Army.
The School is on the Board of Education's List of Efficient Schools.
SCHOOL TERMS.-The School Year begins in September, and is divided into three Terms of about thirteen weeks each. Boys must return to School on the first day of the term, unless they are prevented by illness. Full work begins then, and continues uninterruptedly up to the dismissal on the last day. Boys may not be absent from School, except for reasons of health, without leave from the Headmaster.
SCHOOL HOURS.-In the Senior School the morning hours are from 9 to 12.25, with an interval from 10.45 to 10.55 ; and in the afternoon from 2 to 4.15 except on half-holidays. In the Junior School, work ceases in the morning at 12.15 p.m., and in the afternoon at 3.30 p.m. except for the highest Form of the Junior School, which continues to work or play until 4.15. The half-holidays are on Tuesday and Saturday in the Junior School, and on Wednesday and Saturday in the Senior School.
HOMEWORK.-In the Junior School there is no Homework for the two lowest Forms. In the top Form Homework lasts for forty minutes.
In the Senior School, boys under 12 years of age are required to spend not more than one hour in preparing their home lessons ; boys over 12 but under 14, 11 hours ; boys of 14 and under 16, 2 hours ; and boys over 16, 21 hours. On Saturday nights no boy is required to spend more than one hour altogether on it. Whenever much more or less than the above time is taken, parents are asked to consult the Headmaster on the subject. The lessons should not require the assistance of the parents, although their general supervision of them may be most valuable. Boys are held personally responsible for their Homework.
At the end of each term a REPORT on the progress of every boy is sent to his parent or guardian. This is intended as a confidential statement from the School to the parent, not for submission to any third party. When School Reports are asked for by third parties, parents are recommended to apply instead to the Headmaster for a reference.
HOLY SCRIPTURE forms a part of the School Curriculum, but exemption from it, and from attendance at Prayers with which the day begins, may be claimed by a written notice to this effect being sent to the Headmaster by the boy's parent or guardian. The School is strictly undenominational in character.
A SCHOOL CHAPEL SERVICE is held early in each term, usually on the morning of the second Sunday of term.
THE Boarding House at " LYNWOOD," Clarkehouse Road, is conducted by Mr. F. T. Saville, from whom all information can be obtained. Mr. Saville, as Proprietor, accepts full responsibility for its management and control.
All boys in attendance at the School must reside with their parents, guardians, or near relatives, or in the Boarding House.
THE Games are thoroughly organised, and are under the supervision of members of the Staff. Every boy is expected to take part in them regularly, unless his health makes this impossible. Football and Cricket are compulsory except for boys whose parents wish them excused.
In the Pavilion at Whiteley Woods, there is every convenience for boys changing into flannels. There are hot water showers, lockers for the clothes of boys, and facilities for drying clothes. Tea and light refreshments can be obtained at reasonable prices.
THE Scout Group, formed in 1927, has proved a great success. The Scout Training gives the boys a wide variety of healthy interests, and develops in them the spirit of true discipline, brotherhood and service for others. The Troop is open to all boys in the Senior School, divided according to Houses, and those of suitable age may become Rovers.
THE following are some of the more important School Societies :
|Literary and Dramatic Society ;||Chess Club ;|
|Debating Society ;||Natural History Society ;|
|Scientific Society ;||The School Choir.|
|Orchestra and Musical Society ;|
THE Library is open after School hours. In addition to the general reading Library, there are special subject libraries for Classics, History, Science and Modern Languages.
Boys are under School discipline at all times during term when outside their homes, except when actually in the company of their parents or guardians. During Holidays responsibility for boys' behaviour rests with parents or guardians, but boys are expected to act in a manner consonant with the good name of the School.
The following are some of the more important School Rules :
(a) Smoking.-No boy is allowed to smoke outside his home.
(c) Absence.-On the return of a boy after absence through illness, he must bring with him a note signed by one of his parents or by his guardian, stating the cause of absence, and the length of time he has been away. Absence for reasons other than illness must not occur without the leave of the Headmaster, which is given only in exceptional circumstances.
(d) Lateness.-A boy whom any circumstance causes to be late for School must present himself at the School at the earliest possible moment.
(e) Health.-Every boy is required to conform strictly to the Health Regulations, a copy of which is given to his parents or guardian on his admission to the School.
(g) Marking of Property.-All overcoats, caps, boots, shoes, games clothes and other garments which a boy uses at School must be clearly marked with his name and initials.
THE Fees are £18 18s. 0d. per annum for boys whose parents are resident in, or ratepayers of, the City of Sheffield, or of the Administrative Area of the West Riding County Council or, in certain circumstances, of the Derbyshire County Council.
For brothers in attendance at the School, however, the Fee for the first enrolled fee-paying pupil is £18 18s. 0d. per annum ; that for the second brother enrolled £14 3s. 6d. per annum, and that for the third or other brother £12 12s. 0d. per annum. The fees payable by brothers remaining in the School are re-adjusted from time to time so as to conform to this principle. This concession applies only to boys whose parents are resident in, or ratepayers of, the City of Sheffield or the Administrative Area of the West Riding County Council.
The Fee for boys whose parents or guardians are neither resident in, nor ratepayers of, the Administrative Area of the Sheffield County Borough or the West Riding County Council, is £29 8s. 0d. per annum. This is also the fee for boys from outside Sheffield until their tenth year.
For Derbyshire boys over ten years of age entering the School in September 1936 and later, who are approved by the Derbyshire County Council Education Authority for payment of captivation grant, and for those admitted before that date, the fees will be £18 18s. 0d. per annum. For those admitted from that date onwards without the approval of the Derbyshire Authority, the fee will £29 8s. 0d.
The above Fees in each case include subscriptions to Games, Athletic Sports, School Magazine, Library, etc.
The Fee does not include charges for Geometrical Instruments, Printed Books or for School Caps, etc. These, however, are obtained at the School. (See below).
All Fees are payable in advance.
No application for remission of Fees can be considered unless the boy on whose behalf it is made has been absent from the School for a period of six weeks UNINTERRUPTEDLY in any one Term, or for a period of eight School weeks divided by a holiday provided that the absence has been due to a single illness. Every such application must be accompanied by a medical certificate to the effect that his absence during the whole period has been due to illness, and in cases of divided absence to a single illness.
Before a boy is withdrawn from the School, a WRITTEN notice of the parent's intention must reach the Headmaster not later than the FIRST day of the term at the end of which it is proposed to remove him. In default of such notice, the next term's Fees must be paid. This applies to all boys of the School.
These are supplied at the School. The account is forwarded at the end of the term, with the account for the Tuition Fees for the succeeding Term. A discount of one-tenth of the published price is allowed where the price is not next.
Dinners are provided in the School Dining Hall. The charges (payable in advance), are :
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In addition, provision is made for the supply of Teas.
The official Cap, Tie, Shorts and Blazer of the School are supplied for cash at the School Office on terms more favourable than can be offered by private firms. The possession of a blazer is optional, but Blazers have the advantage of showing the School Colours, if these do not appear elsewhere.
APPLICATION for admission must be made to the Headmaster. Candidates are admitted from the age of eight years, and a certificate of good conduct is required from all who have previously been to School. Every candidate for admission is required to pass an examination, the character of which depends upon his age. He must at least, be able to read simple narrative, write texthand, and do easy exercises in the first four rules of Arithmetic. No boy over twelve is admitted to the junior School. Boys who are twelve years of age and over are admitted only if in the judgment of the Headmaster they are fitted to profit by the education offered in the Senior School.
Entrance Examinations are usually held in June for admission in September, in December for January, and in February for May. Parents are encouraged to arrange that their sons enter, at the latest, in the September after they become ten years old. Where this is not possible, they should consult the Headmaster about the most suitable date of entry.
The Headmaster will be pleased to see parents and others on business connected with the School, both before and during a boy's School career. Appointments should be arranged in advance (Telephone : 62518).
SHEFFIELD GRAMMAR SCHOOL EXHIBITION FOUNDATION.-A Founder's Exhibition of £50 a year for four years tenable at any University or other approved institution of higher education (other than a Day Training Department), on the results of the Higher Certificate Examination of the Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board or other equivalent Examination, restricted to candidates who are and have for not less than two years been in King Edward VII School, whose parents have been ratepayers of Sheffield for two years immediately preceding the date of award, and who require the assistance afforded by the Exhibition.
An additional Exhibition may be awarded in any year to a necessitous candidate of outstanding merit.
THE ROBERT STYRING SCHOLARSHIP of £50 a year for four years, tenable in the University of Sheffield. The Scholarship was founded in the year 1923 by Dr. Robert Styring, J.P., and is awarded upon a special examination conducted by the University, in which a preference is given to candidates offering science subjects.
THE ERNEST ADLINGTON SCHOLARSHIP, founded by Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Adlington, of Wincobank, Sheffield, in memory of their only child, Ernest Mason Adlington, Second Lieutenant in the 13th West Yorkshire Regiment, and an Old Boy of King Edward VII School, who was killed in action in the successful attack on " The Wonderwork," Thiepval, on September 14th, 1916.
The Scholarship is of the value of £70 a year for three years, and is tenable in the Applied Science Department of the University of Sheffield. It is awarded triennially on the results of the Higher and School Certificate Examinations of the Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board.
THE ARTHUR SELLS EXHIBITION, founded by Mr. A. Sells, of Ranmoor Crescent, Sheffield, in memory of the Old Boys of King Edward VII School who were killed in the War. The Exhibition is of the value of £50 a year, and is tenable at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, at which College Mr. Sells's son, A. L. Sells, won an Open History Scholarship while a boy of King Edward VII School. (Particulars of the mode of awarding this Exhibition, etc., can be obtained at the School).
UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS.-15 Scholarships, of the maximum value of University fees for tuition and £40 per annum, according to financial circumstances, tenable at any Faculty of the University of Sheffield, including the Applied Science Department (Day Training Department excepted), are offered annually by the Education Committee on the results of the Higher Certificate or an equivalent Examination.
Six Scholarships, of the maximum value of the tuition fees and £40 per annum, according to financial circumstances, tenable at the Applied Science Department of the University of Sheffield, for the Degree Course in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil or Mining Engineering, or in the School of Architecture of the Faculty of Arts, are offered annually by the Education Committee for candidates who have attained Matriculation standard and, in the case of students in Architecture, have been granted exemption from the first and second years of study and examinations by the University Authorities.
TOWN TRUST SCHOLARSHIPS.-Boys of the School may compete for the following Town Trust Scholarships :
(A) Scholarships tenable at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Sheffield. They are of the value of £50 a year for three years, and are awarded upon the results of the Higher Certificate Examination of the Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board. If held at Oxford or Cambridge they shall, with the approval of the Town Trustees, be tenable for a fourth year, provided that in the opinion of the Authorities of the University concerned the holder is likely to benefit by such further aid. Two such Scholarships may be awarded every year.
(B) Scholarships tenable at the University of Sheffield. They are of the value of £50 a year for three years, and are awarded on the results of an Examination conducted by that University in June. Candidates must be under the age of 19 years on August 1st in the year of award and must have been educated in a Sheffield School. Four such Scholarships may be awarded every year.
HASTINGS SCHOLARSHIPS.-The School, with certain other Northern Schools, is entitled to send competitors for the Hastings Scholarships at Queen's College, Oxford (value £115 per annum, tenable for four or five years). Three or more Scholarships are offered every year.
AKROYD SCHOLARSHIP.-The School, with certain other Schools in the County of York, is entitled to send competitors for the Akroyd Scholarship, which is of the value of £50 a year for three years, tenable at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. One such. Scholarship is offered every year.
SHEFFIELD GRAMMAR SCHOOL EXHIBITION FOUNDATION.-Internal Scholarships of the value of tuition fees, with Maintenance Allowances in necessitous cases, are awarded on the results of the School Certificate Examination to boys already in the School, whose parents have been ratepayers of Sheffield for two years immediately preceding the date of award. Parents must produce satisfactory evidence that without such assistance the boy's education at the School cannot adequately be continued. Candidates must not be over 16 years of age on the 1st July in the year of competition. Three such scholarships may be awarded annually. They cannot be held by Student Teachers.
LANCASTERIAN SCHOLARSHIPS OF THE FIRST ORDER, of the value of the Tuition Fees, together with £12 10s. 0d. for the first year, £15 for the second year, and £17 10s. 0d. for the third year, provided that the financial position of the boy's parents justifies the award. They are awarded on the results of any of the Public Examinations taken by boys of the School. Candidates must be not more than 16 years of age on July 1st in the year of competition, and before entering King Edward VII School must, as a rule, have been in attendance for at least two years at a public elementary school, or public elementary schools, situate within the City of Sheffield; but the Lancasterian Scholarships Committee have power to relax this rule under very special circumstances in favour of other suitable candidates who produce satisfactory evidence that without the help of Scholarships their education at King Edward VII School cannot adequately be continued. Candidates for these Scholarships must be children of bona fide ratepayers within the City of Sheffield. One such Scholarship may be awarded annually.
THE W. P. TAYLOR PRIZES FOR MATHEMATICS, founded by Mrs. and Miss Taylor of Riverdale Road, Sheffield, in memory of W. P. Taylor, an Old Boy of the School, who was killed in action in France. The Prizes are of the value of the interest on the sum of £200, and are intended to encourage the study of Mathematics in the School.
THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL CLASSICAL PRIZES, of value similar to that of the W. P. Taylor Prizes, are awarded annually out of funds provided by the Trustees of the Sheffield Royal Grammar School Foundation.
SPECIAL PLACES.-These are awarded in accordance with the results of the Education Committee's Annual Examination for Entrance to Secondary Schools. The financial position of the parents of successful candidates is ascertained with the view of determining the amount of the School Fees they shall be called upon to pay, and is reviewed each year for the same purpose. Parents of Special Place Holders are required to meet the cost of books, of exceptional examination fees, and of the School cap and tie, unless they are granted total remission of the tuition fees. Special Places are restricted to candidates whose parents are ratepayers of, or residents in, the City of Sheffield.
SHEFFIELD GRAMMAR SCHOOL EXHIBITION FOUNDATION.-One Entrance Scholarship of the value of tuition fees, use of books, subscriptions to School Societies, etc., tenable for school life, is offered annually on the results of the Education Committee's Annual Examination for Entrance to Secondary Schools for boys under 12 years of age on the 1st August in the year of competition. The parents of candidates must have been ratepayers of, or residents in, the City of Sheffield for two years immediately preceding the date of award, and must be in need of the assistance provided by the Scholarship. The award may be supplemented by a Maintenance Allowance, if necessary, on the holder attaining the age of 14 years.
Under certain conditions, Entrance Exhibitions into King Edward VII School are provided by the Fulwood and the Norton Educational Endowments.
(Further information about the above Scholarships and Exhibitions can be obtained on application at the School).