HC Deb 20 July 1875 vol 225 c1735

asked the Vice President of the Council, If it be true that the Education Department has ordered the School Board for Bristol to give up the Elementary School established in St. James's Back in that city; and, if so, under what circumstances a school especially adapted for the most neglected class of children has been abandoned?


Sir, I beg to say, in answer to the Question of my hon. Friend, that it is not true that the Department has ordered the school board of Bristol to give up the elementary school established in St. James Back specially for ragged children. On the 17th of last December the clerk of the school board wrote to the Department as follows:— That the school will cease to he a board school on the 23rd instant, as the premises are about to he very much interfered with, and, indeed, rendered quite unsuitable for a public elementary school by street improvements; and we have heard nothing more as to the closing of the school since that date.