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Rushden Schools Admissions Books


As an aid to research into family history, Rushden Research is pleased to present transcriptions of the Admissions Books to various Rushden Schools.

For a general overview of education in Rushden, click here. For a selection of memories of life at several Rushden schools, choose an appropriate link on the Education Index.

To see the indexes and the transcriptions of the Admissions Books, click on a link below.

An image of a class at Alfred St School c.1912
South End School photo c.1886

Alfred Street School

Boys 1881-1906
Girls 1882-1914
Mixed 1906-1922

South End School

Mixed 1870-1966
Infant 1910-1933
County Primary 1960-1972

Newton Road School

early book missing
Mixed 1918-1971
Infant 1931-1973
Nursery 1945-1949


In December 2001 our Chairman, Guy Sellick-Taylor announced Rushden & District History Society had been awarded £4,900 from the ‘Awards for All’ Heritage Lottery Fund, to enable a project to microfilm the old records of the three oldest primary schools, and then produce CD copies for the schools and our Society.

The project was led by Joy Clayson with a small team of helpers. The three schools were South End, Alfred Street and Newton Road. The first admissions book for Newton Road was not found.

Six months later all the books had been filmed, checked and the files were written on to CDs. Microfiche copies were given to the Rushden Library, each school had all three sets, and of course our Society had copies. [Visit Rushden Library to view the actual microfiche]

It is thanks to these copies that ‘Rushden Research’ team has been able to print out copies of the Admission books for transcription, checking and then indexing.

We present the first fruits of our labours here, but will add more as they are processed.

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