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Certified 15th December 1855 for 110 boys and  re-certified in 1916 for 102 boys. 

Farm houses which were added to and adapted to accommodate the school,  set in 36 acres of land.  Mr Wheatley Balme was the manager.  Cessation of certification or closure the 19th April 1922.

STAFF

1866 - Mr Heppel; assisted by Mr Charles Wheatly and Mr Tennant. The inspector commented (August 24th 1866)that "The state of Mr. Wheatly Balme's health had unfortunately prevented him from taking an active part in the management of the school."

1867 - Mr Heppel, superintendent, Mr Johnston, schoolmaster.

1868 - Mr Heppel, superintendent, Mr Johnston, schoolmaster.

1869 - Mr & Mrs Hepple.  The inspector commented, 19th August 1869 "He was sorry to learn that Mr. Johnson/Johnston the schoolmaster, who has been tens years on the farm, was about to leave". Also that "The general management seems to be kindly and judicious.  Mr Charles Wheatley and a committee now act as directors of the school, Mr Wheatley Balme residing principally in Westmoreland".

1872 - Superintendent and matron Mr & Mrs Hepple; schoolmaster Mr Peacock.

1884 - Superintendent Mr Hepple; matron Mrs Hepple; schoolmaster Mr Wells; assistant schoolmaster Mr G.R. Hepple.

1893 - Superintendent and matron Mr & Mrs Hepple; assistant superintendent Mr T. Hepple; schoolmasters, Mr Asquith and Mr Cooper.

1900 - Superintendent and matron Mr & Mrs Hepple; assistant superintendent Mr John Hepple junior; schoolmaster Mr H. Cooper; assistant schoolmaster Mr J. Purvis.  The inspector commented  "Where a new move might be made with advantage is in regard to the boys' clothing.  Clogs are now out of date in most districts, and such a pattern as is found here is rare.  Night-shirts too might be introduced.  They are healthy and a useful element in the discipline of cleanliness at which schools like this should aim.  Lastly, tweed suits with a collar for Sundays, and an ordinary cloth cap would do much to develop a feeling of self-respect.  Many schools which have abandoned velveteen and cords, find that to dress boys in tweed costs no more"

1903 - Superintendent Mr John Hepple, matron Mrs Hepple, schoolmaster Mr H. Cooper, assistant schoolmaster Mr E. Cliffe.