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== Collection Time Period  ==
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[[Image:England Schools Chesire II.jpg|thumb|right|England Schools Chesire II.jpg]]
  
This collection contains Cheshire school records from 1789 to 1908.
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== Record Description  ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection will include records from 1796 to 1950.
  
 
Most school registers, which are admission and discharge registers, are on printed forms.  
 
Most school registers, which are admission and discharge registers, are on printed forms.  
  
 
Schools for the working class were organized by churches in England, primarily by the Church of England in the early nineteenth century. In 1870, the British government took responsibility for education. In 1880, school was required for children between 5 and 10 years old. Fees were required except for the poorest students. Beginning in 1899, children attended until age 12. The age of mandatory attendance was raised to 14 in 1918 and to 15 in 1948. In between World War I and World War II, working class children attended elementary schools. Middle class children attended grammar schools, and upper class children attended public schools. These records contain about 1.9 million names from 120 schools.  
 
Schools for the working class were organized by churches in England, primarily by the Church of England in the early nineteenth century. In 1870, the British government took responsibility for education. In 1880, school was required for children between 5 and 10 years old. Fees were required except for the poorest students. Beginning in 1899, children attended until age 12. The age of mandatory attendance was raised to 14 in 1918 and to 15 in 1948. In between World War I and World War II, working class children attended elementary schools. Middle class children attended grammar schools, and upper class children attended public schools. These records contain about 1.9 million names from 120 schools.  
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The school registers for Cheshire were used to keep track of children who were admitted. They tracked age, name, and address of the parent; name of the previous school the child attended; the child’s academic progress; and the date and reason for the child’s withdrawal from the school.
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The school admission and discharge registers were highly reliable sources about a student’s admission and discharge, and, where recorded, his or her academic progress. The child's name, parent’s names, and place of residence should also be highly reliable. During the indexing process some indexers used the information in the age column for a birth date. Therefore, some information that was entered in the birth field may be incorrectly listed in the index.
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For a list of the schools included in this collection see the wiki article [[Schools Included in the Online Collection: England, Cheshire, School Records, 1796-1950|Schools Included in the Online Collection: England, Cheshire, School Records, 1796-1950]]
  
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
  
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{{Collection citation | text= "England, Cheshire, School Records, 1796-1950." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013; Record Office, Chester.}}  
| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Schools throughout Cheshire. Cheshire, school records. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England.<!--bibdescend--> }}  
 
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]  
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[[England Cheshire School Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
Key genealogical facts found in most Cheshire School records are:  
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These records may contain the following information:  
 
 
[[Image:England Schools Chesire II.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
  
 
*Admission number  
 
*Admission number  
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== How to Use the Records  ==
 
== How to Use the Records  ==
  
Use these records to find ancestors’ birthdates, name of a parent (usually the father), and where the family lived. These records will also reveal how long a person stayed in the school and possibly what school he or she attended previously.
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To begin your search, you should know the following information:
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*Name of child
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*Approximate year of birth
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*Place of residence
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==== Search the Collection  ====
  
== Record History  ==
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
  
Schools for the working class were organized by churches in England, primarily by the Church of England in the early nineteenth century. In 1870, the British government took responsibility for education. In 1880, school was required for children between 5 and 10 years old. Fees were required except for the poorest students. Beginning in 1899, children attended until age 12. The age of mandatory attendance was raised to 14 in 1918 and to 15 in 1948. In between World War I and World War II, working class children attended elementary schools. Middle class children attended grammar schools, and upper class children attended public schools. These records contain about 1.9 million names from 120 schools.
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==== Using the Information  ====
  
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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Use these records to find ancestors’ birthdates, name of a parent (usually the father), and where the family lived. These records will also reveal how long a person stayed in the school and possibly what school he or she attended previously.
  
The school registers for Cheshire were used to keep track of children who were admitted. They tracked age, name, and address of the parent; name of the previous school the child attended; the child’s academic progress; and the date and reason for the child’s withdrawal from the school.
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==== Unable to Find your Ancestor?  ====
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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If you can't find any information in your search, try the following:
  
The school admission and discharge registers were highly reliable sources about a student’s admission and discharge, and, where recorded, his or her academic progress. The child's name, parent’s names, and place of residence should also be highly reliable.&nbsp; During the indexing process some indexers used the information in the age column for a birth date. Therefore, some information that was entered in the birth field may be incorrectly listed in the index.<br>
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*Use different names in your search
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*Search for another child if the child went to the same school with the sibling you are looking for.  
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*Search for the parents instead of the children
  
 
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== Contributions To This Article  ==
 
== Contributions To This Article  ==
  
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== Citations for This Collection  ==
 
 
 
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
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*Acton (near Nantwich) National School (Cheshire). School registers for Acton (near Nantwich), 1877-1920. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894886, Items 4-5; 2299012, Items 1-2.
 
*Alderley Edge Day School (Cheshire). School registers, 1875-1915. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894886, Item 8.
 
*Alderley Endowed School (Cheshire). School registers, 1860-1907. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894889, Item 4.
 
*Aldford Church of England School (Cheshire). School registers for Aldford, 1870-1950. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894886, Items 6-7; 2299012, Items 3-5.
 
*All Saints' Church of England School (Hoole, Cheshire). School registers for Hoole, All Saints', 1899-1926. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299120, Item 20.
 
*Allostock (near Knutsford) School (Cheshire). School registers, 1878-1939. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894886, Item 9.
 
*Alsager Church of England School (Alsager, Cheshire). School registers for Alsager, 1913-1950. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299012, Item 6.
 
*Antrobus and Seven Oaks School (Cheshire). School registers, 1883-1922. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894886, Item 10.
 
*Arley Green Boys' School (Cheshire). School registers, 1888-1892. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894886, Item 11.
 
*Ashton School (Cheshire). School registers, 1895-1926. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894886, Item 12.
 
*Ashton-on-Mersey Parochial School (Cheshire). School registers, 1871-1901. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894890, Item 4.
 
*Aston Council School (Aston-by-Sutton, Cheshire). School registers for Aston-by-Sutton, 1910-1953. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299012, Item 8.
 
*Audlem School (Cheshire). School registers for Audlem, 1874-1899. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894886, Item 13.
 
*Audlem Secondary School (Audlem, Cheshire). School registers for the secondary school, Audlem, 1913-1950. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299012, Item 7.
 
*Backford National School (Cheshire). School registers, 1884-1942. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894886, Item 14.
 
*Balfour Road School (Runcorn, Cheshire). School registers for Runcorn, Balfour Road, 1908-1925. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299051, Items 6-8; 2299052, Item 1.
 
*Bedford Street Secondary School (Crewe, Cheshire). School registers for Crewe, Bedford Street School, 1902-1931. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299012, Items 14-17.
 
*Bickerton School (Bickerton, Cheshire). School registers for Bickerton, 1875-1935. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894886, Item 15.
 
*Bickerton School (Bickerton, Cheshire). School registers for Bickerton, 1875-1935. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299012, Item 9.
 
*Birkenhead Education Committee (Birkenhead, Cheshire). Hemingford Street Center cookery registers, 1919-1922. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2104343, Item 9.
 
*Birkenhead Education Committee (Birkenhead, Cheshire). Woodland Center cookery register, 1922-1923. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2104343, Item 10.
 
*Bollington Cross National School (Bollington Cross, Cheshire). School registers for Bollington Cross, 1907-1951. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299012, Item 10.
 
*Bollington National Boys' School (Bollington, near Macclesfield, Cheshire). School registers for Bollington (near Macclesfield), 1868-1892. FHL microfilm 2299012, Item 11.
 
*Boughton School (Chester, Cheshire). School registers for Chester, Boughton British, 1880-1910. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299119, Item 18; 2299121, Items 4-6.
 
*Boughton-St. Paul's School (Chester, Cheshire). School registers for Chester, Boughton St. Paul's, 1878-1930. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299120, Items 9-19.
 
*Bramhall School (Bramhall, Cheshire). School registers for Bramhall, 1877-1951. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894886, Item 16; 2299012, Item 12.
 
*Brindley and Faddiley School (Brindley, Cheshire). School registers for Brindley and Faddiley, 1904-1951. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299012, Item 13.
 
*Burley-Dam National School (Cheshire). School registers, 1866-1928. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894887, Item 1.
 
*Cherry Grove School (Chester, Cheshire). School registers for Chester, Cherry Grove, 1910-1929. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299119, Item 19.
 
*Chester City and County High School for Girls (Chester, Cheshire). School registers for Chester, City and County High School for girls, 1905-1925. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299121, Items 7-9; 2299163, Item 1; 2299163, Items 2-5.
 
*Chester College School (Chester, Cheshire). School registers for Chester, College School, 1866-1926. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299120, Items 21-23; 2299121, Items 1-2.
 
*Cholmondeley School (Cheshire). School registers, 1874-1932. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894887, Item 2.
 
*Christ Church School (Chester, Cheshire). School registers for Chester, Christ Church, 1905-1933. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299119, Items 1-4.
 
*Christ Church School (Crowton, Cheshire). School registers for Crowton, 1875-1952. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894887, Item 9; 2299014, Items 8-9.
 
*Church Minshull National School (Cheshire). School registers, 1892-1981. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894887, Item 3.
 
*Church-Lawton National School (Church-Lawton, Cheshire). School registers for Church-Lawton, 1904-1922. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299047, Item 1.
 
*Comberbach School (Comberbach, Cheshire). School registers for Comberbach, 1903-1951. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299047, Item 2.
 
*Congleton St. Mary's Roman Catholic School (Cheshire). School registers, 1899-1943. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894887, Item 6.
 
*Crewe Secondary School (Crewe, Cheshire). School registers for Crewe, Secondary School, 1902-1930. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299013, 2299014, Items 1-3.
 
*Dane-Bridge School (Cheshire). School registers, 1855-1912. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894889, Item 7.
 
*Darnhall Endowed School (Darnhall, Cheshire). School registers for Darnhall, 1908-1951. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299047, Item 4.
 
*Delamere National School (Cheshire). School registers, 1897-1932. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894887, Item 10.
 
*Delves Charity School (Wybunbury, Cheshire). School registers, 1866-1907. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894892, Item 2.
 
*Dukinfield (Cheshire&nbsp;: Borough). Birth registers, 1866-1900. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1648277, 1648278.
 
*Dunham Hill Church of England School (Dunham-on-the-Hill, Cheshire). School registers for Dunham-on-the-Hill, 1900-1961. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299047, Item 5.
 
*Eaton Endowed School (Eaton, near Tarporley, Cheshire). School registers for Eaton (near Tarporley), 1880-1951. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894887, Item 11; 2299047, Item 6.
 
*Eccleston Mixed School (Eccleston, Cheshire). School admission register, 1878-1920. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2093489, Item 8.
 
*Edleston Road National School (Crewe, Cheshire). School registers for Crewe, Edleston Road National, 1875-1928. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894887, Items 7-8; 2299014, Items 4-7.
 
*Elworth National School (Cheshire). School registers, 1860, 1875-1907, 1919. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894890, Item 7.
 
*Farndon School (Farndon, Cheshire). School registers for Farndon, 1903-1948. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299047, Item 7.
 
*Frodsham Endowed School (Frodsham, Cheshire). School registers for Frodsham, 1899-1929. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894887, Item 12; 2299047, Items 8-9.
 
*George Street School (Chester, Cheshire). School registers for Chester, George Street, 1918-1927. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299119, Item 5.
 
*Goostrey Church of England School (Cheshire). School registers, 1899-1952. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894887, Item 13.
 
*Granville Street Board School (Runcorn, Cheshire). School registers for Runcorn, Granville Street, 1891-1920. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894890, Item 3; 2299052, Items 2-3.
 
*Grappenhall School (Cheshire). School registers, 1846-1912. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894887, Items 14-15; 1894888, Item 1; 1894888, Item 8.
 
*Great Britain. Board of Education Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. Return of births and deaths pursuant to the elementary education act for Stockport, 1881-1899. FHL microfilm 1655277, Items 4-6; 1655278, 1655279, Items 1-4.
 
*Grosvenor-St. John's School (Chester, Cheshire). School registers for Chester, Grosvenor-St. John, 1900-1924. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299119, Item 20; 2299120, Items 1-3.
 
*Guilden-Sutton Church of England School (Cheshire). School registers, 1882-1970. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894888, Item 2.
 
*Halton Church of England School (Halton, Cheshire). School registers for Halton, 1901-1930. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299047, Items 10-11.
 
*Handbridge-St. Mary's School (Chester, Cheshire). School registers for Chester, Handbridge-St. Mary, 1876-1930. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299120, Items 4-8.
 
*Handforth School (Handforth-with-Bosden, Cheshire). School registers for Handforth-with-Bosden, 1911-1951. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299047, Item 14.
 
*High Lane School (Marple, Cheshire). School registers, 1890-1930. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894888, Item 14.
 
*High Legh Church of England School (High Legh, Cheshire). School registers for High Legh, 1909-1951. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299047, Item 13.
 
*Holmes Chapel School (Cheshire). School registers, 1898-1930. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894888, Item 3.
 
*Hoole and Newton Council School (Hoole, Cheshire). School registers for Hoole, 1912-1922. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299121, Item 3.
 
*Kingsley and Newton National School (Cheshire). School registers for Kingsley and Newton, 1894-1936. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894888, Item 4; 2299047, Item 15.
 
*Little Leigh Church of England School (Little Leigh, Cheshire). School admission register for Little Leigh. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2147302, Item 7.
 
*Little Stanney School (Little Stanney, Cheshire). School registers for Little Stanney, 1908-1946. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299048, Item 1.
 
*London Road Infants' School (Macclesfield, Cheshire). School registers, 1897-1907. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894888, Item 11.
 
*Lord Street British School (Macclesfield, Cheshire). School registers for Macclesfield, Lord Street School, 1896-1911. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894888, Item 10; 2299050, Item 1.
 
*Lostock-Gralam School (Cheshire). School registers for Lostock-Gralam, 1867-1946. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894888, Items 5-7; 2299048, Items 2-3.
 
*Love Street School (Chester, Cheshire). School registers for Chester, Love Street, 1909-1926. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299119, Items 6-8.
 
*Lymm Grammar School (Lymm, Cheshire). School registers for Lymm, 1902-1925. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299048, Items 4-9.
 
*Macclesfield Forest School (Cheshire). School registers, 1876-1911. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894888, Item 9.
 
*Macclesfield Girls' High School (Macclesfield, Cheshire). School registers for Macclesfield, Girls' High School, 1908-1924. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299049.
 
*Macclesfield Sunday School (Cheshire). School registers, 1796-1939. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894893, Item 2; 1894894, Item 5; 1894894, Items 1-3; 1895082, Item 1.
 
*Meadow Bank School (Winsford, Cheshire). School registers for Winsford, Meadow Bank, 1903-1929. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299118, Item 3.
 
*Middlewich National School (Cheshire). School registers for Middlewich, 1899-1925. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894889, Item 1; 2299050, Items 2-3.
 
*Moulton School (Cheshire). School registers, 1894-1909. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894889, Item 3.
 
*Neston Church of England School (Cheshire). Admission registers of Neston Church of England School. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2197774, Items 10-11.
 
*Over Alderley Council School (Cheshire). School registers, 1897-1982. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894889, Item 10.
 
*Pulford School (Cheshire). School registers, 1818-1863. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894890, Item 1.
 
*Ridley Girls' and Infants' School (Cheshire). School registers, 1877-1932. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894890, Item 2.
 
*Sandbach Grammar School (Cheshire). School registers for Sandbach, Grammar, 1851-1967. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894894, Item 4; 2299118, Items 9-10.
 
*Sandbach Heath School (Cheshire). School registers, 1876-1912. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894890, Item 8.
 
*Sandbach National School (Cheshire). School registers for Sandbach National, 1901-1944. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894890, Item 5.
 
*Sandbach Secondary School (Sandbach, Cheshire). School registers for Sandbach, Secondary, 1906-1926. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299052, Items 4-5.
 
*Shavington School (Cheshire). School registers, 1875-1910. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894890, Item 10.
 
*Shocklach School (Cheshire). School registers, 1873-1904. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894890, Item 11.
 
*Sound School (Cheshire). School registers, 1876-1941. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894890, Item 12.
 
*St. Cross Church of England School (Knutsford, Cheshire). School admission registers for St. Cross Church of England School, Knutsford. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2104768, Item 3.
 
*St. George's Branch, London Road School (Macclesfield, Cheshire). School registers, 1892-1901. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894888, Item 11.
 
*St. George's National School (Macclesfield, Cheshire). School registers, 1888-1911. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894888, Item 12.
 
*St. James Church of England School (Congleton, Cheshire). School registers, 1867-1889. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894887, Item 5.
 
*St. John's Church of England School (Birkenhead, Cheshire). Admission registers, 1895-1920. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2104343, Items 11-12; 2104343, Items 2-8.
 
*St. John's Church of England School (Over, Cheshire). School registers for Over, 1892-1925. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894889, Items 11-12; 2299051, Items 4-5.
 
*St. John's School (Macclesfield, Cheshire). School registers, 1891-1907. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894888, Item 13.
 
*St. Mary's National School (Stockport, Cheshire). Admission registers for St. Mary's National School, Stockport. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1941833, Items 3-11; 1941849, Items 1-2.
 
*St. Mary's Roman Catholic School (Middlewich, Cheshire). School registers, 1897-1958. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894889, Item 2.
 
*St. Mary's School (Newton, near Ashton-under-Lyme, Cheshire). School registers for Newton-Moor, 1874-1921. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894889, Items 5-6; 2299050, Item 4.
 
*St. Peter's National School (Elworth, Cheshire). School registers, 1891-1919. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894890, Item 6.
 
*St. Stephen's School (Congleton, Cheshire). School registers for Congleton, 1881-1893, 1916-1937. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894887, Item 4; 2299047, Item 3.
 
*St. Wilfrid's Infant School (Northwich, Cheshire). School registers, 1893-1906. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894889, Item 8.
 
*Stockport Sunday School (Cheshire). Registers for the Stockport Sunday School, Cheshire, 1790-1877. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1655276, 1655277, Items 1-3; 1655457, 1655458, 1655501, Item 2.
 
*Tarporley Central School (Cheshire). School registers for Tarporley, 1866-1926. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894891, Item 1; 2299052, Items 6-7.
 
*Tattenhall British School (Cheshire). School registers, 1890-1912. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894891, Item 2.
 
*Thornton-le-Moors School (Cheshire). School registers, 1897-1961. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894891, Item 7.
 
*Threapwood National School (Cheshire). School registers, 1898-1945. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894891, Item 8.
 
*Tilstone School (Cheshire). School registers, 1903-1931. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894891, Item 9.
 
*Trinity Square School (Hurdsfield, Cheshire). School registers for Hurdsfield, 1912-1925. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299047, Item 12.
 
*Verdin Technical Schools (Winsford, Cheshire). School registers for Winsford, Verdin Technical, 1895-1925. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894892, Item 1; 2299118, Items 7-8.
 
*Victoria Road School (Chester, Cheshire). School registers for Chester, Victoria Street, 1867-1927. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299119, Items 9-17.
 
*Waverton School (Cheshire). School registers, 1892-1924. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894891, Item 11.
 
*Weaverham School (Cheshire). School registers for Weaverham, 1877-1925. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894891, Item 12; 2299116, Item 3.
 
*Wheelock Church of England School (Wheelock, Cheshire). School registers for Wheelock, 1905-1926. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299116, Item 4.
 
*Willaston Church of England School (Cheshire). School registers, 1892-1927. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894891, Item 14.
 
*Winsford Church of England School (Winsford, Cheshire). School registers for Winsford, 1907-1926. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 2299118, Items 4-5.
 
*Winsford Weaver Navigation School (Cheshire). School registers for Winsford, Weaver Navigation, 1872-1920. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894891, Items 3-4; 2299118, Item 6.
 
*Winslow Independent British School (Cheshire). School registers, 1877-1908. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894891, Item 15.
 
*Witton Grammar School (Northwich, Cheshire). School registers for Northwich, 1833, 1863-1926. Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. FHL microfilm 1894889, Item 9; 2299050, Items 5-7; 2299051, Items 1-3.
 
 
 
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
 
"England, Cheshire School Records, 1796-1950," database, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://familysearch.org https://familysearch.org]: accessed 22 March 2012), Fredrick Adams, 29 November 1865; citing School Registers for Aldford, School Records,&nbsp;FHL microfilm, 41 reels, Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England.
 
  
 
[[Category:Cheshire|School Records]]
 
[[Category:Cheshire|School Records]]

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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: England, Cheshire, School Records, 1796-1950 .
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Record Description

This collection will include records from 1796 to 1950.

Most school registers, which are admission and discharge registers, are on printed forms.

Schools for the working class were organized by churches in England, primarily by the Church of England in the early nineteenth century. In 1870, the British government took responsibility for education. In 1880, school was required for children between 5 and 10 years old. Fees were required except for the poorest students. Beginning in 1899, children attended until age 12. The age of mandatory attendance was raised to 14 in 1918 and to 15 in 1948. In between World War I and World War II, working class children attended elementary schools. Middle class children attended grammar schools, and upper class children attended public schools. These records contain about 1.9 million names from 120 schools.

The school registers for Cheshire were used to keep track of children who were admitted. They tracked age, name, and address of the parent; name of the previous school the child attended; the child’s academic progress; and the date and reason for the child’s withdrawal from the school.

The school admission and discharge registers were highly reliable sources about a student’s admission and discharge, and, where recorded, his or her academic progress. The child's name, parent’s names, and place of residence should also be highly reliable. During the indexing process some indexers used the information in the age column for a birth date. Therefore, some information that was entered in the birth field may be incorrectly listed in the index.

For a list of the schools included in this collection see the wiki article Schools Included in the Online Collection: England, Cheshire, School Records, 1796-1950

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"England, Cheshire, School Records, 1796-1950." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013; Record Office, Chester.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These records may contain the following information:

  • Admission number
  • Date of admission or re-admission
  • Date of birth
  • Surname
  • Given name of child and parent
  • Address
  • Name of last school attended
  • Academic progress
  • Date of withdrawal
  • Cause of withdrawal

How to Use the Records

To begin your search, you should know the following information:

  • Name of child
  • Approximate year of birth
  • Place of residence

Search the Collection

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

Using the Information

Use these records to find ancestors’ birthdates, name of a parent (usually the father), and where the family lived. These records will also reveal how long a person stayed in the school and possibly what school he or she attended previously.

Unable to Find your Ancestor?

If you can't find any information in your search, try the following:

  • Use different names in your search
  • Search for another child if the child went to the same school with the sibling you are looking for.
  • Search for the parents instead of the children

Related Websites

London Family History Center

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions To This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.