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3. The right of inspection will be required by the Committee in all cases; Inspectors, authorized by Her Majesty in Council, will be appointed from time to time to visit schools to be henceforth aided by public money: the Inspectors will not interfere with the religious instruction, or discipline, or management of the school, it being their object to collect facts and information, and to report the result of their inspections to the Committee of Council

. 4. Before any application for aid shall be entertained, the Committee will require to be satisfied, by reference either to the Inspectors, or to the National or British and Foreign School Society, or, if the school be in Scotland, to some competent authority there:

1st. That the case is deserving of assistance.
2nd. That there are no charitable or other funds or endow-

ments which might supersede the necessity of a

grant. 3rd. That the site of the school-house has been obtained with

a good legal tenure; and that, by conveyance to trustees, it has been duly secured for the education of

the children of the poor. 4th. That it is reasonable to expect that the school will be

efficiently and permanently supported. 5. The Committee will require that every building, on behalf of which any application is entertained, shall be of substantial erection, and that in the plans thereof not less than six square feet be provided for each child.

6. All recipients of grants will be required to bind themselves to submit to any audit of their building account, and to furnish any Reports of their schools which the Committee of Council may require.

7. The Committee will require that the certificate hereto annexed shall be signed by the applicants, and presented to the Committee, before their Lordships will authorize the payment of any grant which may be made to a school.

8. In all ordinary cases the grants will be made in aid of the erection of school-houses (exclusive of residence for master or assistant) upon the following further conditions :1st. That for every 10s. to be granted by the Committee,

the means of educating one child (at least) shall be

provided. 2nd. That the amount of private subscription shall be re

ceived, expended, and accounted for, before their

Lordships will authorize the payment of the grant. 9. In every application for aid to the erection of a school-house in England or Wales, it must be stated whether the school is in connexion with the National Society, or British and Foreign

School Society; and if the said school be not in connexion with either of those Societies, the Committee will not entertain the case, unless some special circumstances be exhibited to induce their Lordships to treat the case as special.

Form of Letter announcing Grant.
Committee of Council on Education, Council Office,
Whitehall,

184 . With reference to the application for a grant in aid of the erection of School-buildings, with a master's house and their appurtenances, and towards the furnishing of the School-rooms at

the Lord President of the Council has directed me to transmit to you the enclosed copy of a Certificate, which con

ins the conditions upon which the Committee of Council make grants towards the erection of School-building's.

I am also to inform you that, adverting to the number of scholars for whom accommodation will be provided in the proposed School, and to its comparative convenience and stability, the Lord President will ad. • vise the Committee of Council to direct the appropriation of £

for the School and Master's house at

, upon receiving from the promoters of the School a communication that they will accept the grant on the conditions contained in the enclosed certificate.

My Lords request that the certificate may be retained and signed when all the conditious set forth in its several clauses have been fulfilled.

When the School-buildings and Master's house have been erected and furnished, the conveyance approved, executed, and enrolled, and you are prepared to sign the Certificate, I am to request you will transmit a balance sheet of the entire receipts and expenditure for the Schoolbuildings, furniture, and appurtenances, together with a list of the subscribers and donors.

If this offer should be accepted within fourteen days from this date, the Lord President will move their Lordships to give the necessary directions that this grant of money may be set apart for the School, and that the Paymaster of Civil Services may be directed to pay the amount upon the conditions being fulfilled, and upon the Certificate being properly signed and presented to their Lordships, provided it be presented within one year and a half from the date of this letter, after which period the grant will be deemed to have lapsed, if the Certificate be not previously signed and presented.

I have the honour to be,

Your obedient servant.

are

Certificate. We, the undersigned, being the majority of the School Committee or Trustees representing the promoters of the erection of the Schoolhouse and Master's-house at hereby certify for the information of the Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Council on Education,

1st. That the new School-buildings, and Master's house, in aid of which your Lordships were pleased to grant £ completed in a satisfactory and workmanlike manner, being built of the proper dimensions, with the fences, outbuildings, and school furniture described in the plan and specification proposed to, and approved by, your Lordships.

2nd. That all private subscriptions and donations have been received, expended, and accounted for, as set forth in the annexed balancesheet of receipts and expenditure, and that there does not remain any debt, charge, or claim of any kind, on account of the buildings, schoolfurniture and appurtenances, except what will be liquidated by your Lordships' grant, the payment of which is now prayed for.

3rd. That the site of the School-house and Master's house has been obtained with a good legal tenure, and has been duly conveyed to Trustees so as to secure the building for the purpose of educating the Children of the Poor.

4th. That we are ready to submit to any Audit of our Accounts for building which your Lordships may direct, to make such periodical Reports respecting the state of our Schools as your Lordships may call for, and to admit your Lordships' Inspectors according to the annexed Regulation, marked A.

5th. That the Deed of Trust has been examined and approved by your Lordships' Counsel, and has been duly enrolled in Chancery (*registered) according to law; that a copy thereof, together with the signatures, attestations, and receipts, has been made on plain unstamped parchment, and transmitted to the Council Office, there to be registered and preserved.

In testimony whereof, We affix our signatures, and request the payment of the sum appropriated to the School at aforesaid.

Signed and dated

cases.

REGULATION (A). The right of Inspection will be required by the Committee in all

Inspectors authorized by her Majesty in Council will be appointed from time to time to visit Schools to be henceforth aided by Public Money.

The Inspectors will not interfere with the religious instruction, or discipline, or management of the School, it being their object to collect acts and information, and to report the result of their Inspections to he Committee of Council.

* If in Scotland.

BALANCE SHEET of the BUILDING ACCOUNT of the

SCHOOL, as certified in the Second Clause of the annexed Certificate.
Treasurer, in Account with the

School.
To Money received.

By Money paid.

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By Money paid for site
By ditto for School Rooms
By ditto for School Fittings (including all fixtures,

desks, and benches, bell, &c. &c.).
By ditto for Master's Residence
By ditto for Out-houses
By ditto for Boundary Walls or Fences
By ditto Architect's per Centage (if any)
By ditto Legal Expenses
By other Expenses

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The Receipts to be produced for this Expenditure at the Audit of the
Building Account by Her Majesty's Inspector should be separately set
forth in the Form glven below, with the names and business of each
I'radesman, viz. :- Builder, Mason, Plasterer, Slater, Carpenter, Plumber
and Glazier, Painter, Ironmonger, &c. &c.

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Extract from Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education,

3rd December, 1839. Their Lordships deliberated on the 9th Regulation of the 24th September, viz. :-"In every application for aid to the erection of a School-house in England or Wales, it must be stated whether the school is in connexion with the National Society, or the British and Foreign Society; and if the said school be not in connexion with either of those societies, the Committee will not entertain the case, unless some special circumstances be exhibited to induce their Lordships to treat the case as special.”

Resolved,—That if such special circumstances be stated as to induce the Committee to entertain the consideration of

any

such case, their Lordships will require to be informed

1. What are the objections which the applicants make to connecting the intended school with the National Society or the British and Foreign School Society.

2. To whom the superintendence of religious instruction will be confided in their school, and whether such religious instruction will be obligatory on all the children in the school, or whether the parent or natural guardian of any child may withdraw it from such religious instruction, or from any portion of it, without thereby forfeiting the advantages of the general education in the school.

3. Whether the Bible or Testament will be required to be read daily in the school by the children, and whether any and what catechisms will be taught, and whether, if the parents or guardian of any child object to such catechetical instruction, it will be enforced or dispensed with.

4. Whether the children who attend the day-school are required to attend a Sunday-school, for the purpose of religious instruction, or to attend for divine worship at any particular church or chapel, or whether the place of divine worship is left to the selection of their parents solely, without their incurring, by reason of such selection, any loss of the privileges of the school.

5. Whether the school is to be connected with the congregation of any religious denomination, either by the erection of the schoolhouse within the boundary-wall of the site on which a place of divine worship is built, or by reason of its being chiefly supported by subscriptions from the members of such congregation, or in consequence of any rule limiting admission to any one religious denomination.

6. If it is intended that the school shall be so established and supported the Committee must be informed what is the district from which the children will assemble in the school; what is the population of the district, and what portion of that population

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