MC:PR33/2/2C Documents relating to Magdalen College School, Brackley
MC:PR33/2/2C/1 Feb 1930–Jul 1934
NOTE: Any documents referring to people still living are closed during their lifetimes.
A file of correspondence and reports for Magdalen College School, Brackley (now MCS Brackley or Brackley School), compiled by President Gordon and relating to his involvement in its supervision. The file is divided as follows:
Bishop’s report on appointment
A 2-page report from A. H. B. Bishop (Headmaster at Brackley School 1930 – 1936) concerning the situation at the school. There are five main areas of comment in the report, relating to the downturn in quality of the school since 1924, the neglected state of the pupils, dissatisfaction with the Masters, religious services and ‘heir apparents’. There is a note on the first page stating that MCS Brackley was sold, but it is unclear by whom, or when this note was added.
Service, St Mary Magdalen’s Day
Printed service sheet for July 22nd, 1930 at MCS Brackley.
Chapel Buildings: G. R. D.’s Report 1934
Typed and handwritten correspondence, reports, and the Lease of Rights and Privileges, all relating to Brackley School Chapel. There are also reports and letters concerning improvements that could/ need to be made to the school in order to attract greater numbers of pupils.
Situation December ’31
Typed and handwritten correspondence between A.H.B. Bishop and President Gordon. The matter concerns problems for the school created by the actions of their second prefect, who had to be expelled, the discovery that several other pupils were also a disgrace to the school and also had to be expelled, and what actions should be taken to remedy the situation.
Postcards, handwritten and typed letters between solicitors, President Gordon and other involved parties, regarding a pupil’s expulsion and the legal proceedings on that matter.
Admissions, free places etc.
Typed and handwritten correspondence between the President Gordon, Professor Driver (Vice-President 1931-32, and the President’s representative), Reverend Norman Ramsay (Radclive Rectory, Bucks.), J. F. Roxburgh (Headmaster, Stowe School, Bucks), Bishop (Headmaster, MCS Brackley) and Northamptonshire Council. Subjects discussed include the increase in the percentage of free places offered at Brackley School.
B. E. Report 1931 & 1933, circular 1428
Reports and typed and handwritten correspondence discussing issues raised by them.
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