1.08.79: Charity Westaway has not been able to attend school this week on account of sickness consequently I have had a severe week’s work the average attendance having been higher this week than at any other and having no one able to assist me. The Geography books having been supplied this week have rendered the teaching of that subject less labourious.
Sept 26th 1879 On Monday the school was resumed after the Harvest Holidays but as the harvest here is not yet half completed a great number of the children are kept home to assist. Many of the younger children are absent owing to a fatal occurrence of diphtheria taking place in the parish.
December 24th, 1880: Attendance has fallen off again this week – many children absenting themselves on Tuesday to attend the Christmas market at Bideford.
May 7th 1888: I received notice that the Schedule had arrived at the clerk’s office and went to get it as soon as possible. It is the most disappointing one I have ever received. Owing to bad attendance and sickness I did not expect the results to be so satisfactory as those of last year, but if some of the children had tried to do badly, they could hardly have succeeded better.
23rd January 1891 – I have worked hard at problems with Standard 4 this week, but with little success, except in finding the cost of one article, or of a large number. I have also given special attention to numeration in Stds 2 and 3.
28.9.94 An extra week’s holiday had to be given as the painters and masons had not completed their work.
14th January 1908: An object lesson on sago was given in school today. I was astonished to find that the senior girls were actually ignorant as to how to make a sago pudding.
4.02.08: Today is a very fine day. There were 101 children present in the morning and 103 in the afternoon. Two girls have permission from GRR Routh Esq M.A. (HMI) to attend the laundry class held in the village on Friday afternoons.
15.07.10: The attendance was very poor this week. Several of the boys were away helping with the hay harvest. The weather has been beautifully fine.