School Admissions  –  Please Read

The Coventry Schools Admission’s Record Books were obtained from Warwick County Records Office and transcribed and checked by members of Warwickshire Family History Society. They are a superb collection of 15 schools and over 30,000 pupils, dating back to the late 1880s. During this time some of the schools were in Warwickshire and were only transferred into Coventry around 1932 when the electoral divisions and boundaries changed.

Permission has been granted by Warwickshire Family History Society to re-produce the records and publish them within the ’Members Area’ of our website.

The following information is included within the dataset:

Surname, First Name/s, and Address are on the main viewing page. The ‘+‘ sign on the left opens up further fields for School,  School Code, Registration No, Date Admitted, Date Re-admitted, D.O.B,  Parent, Last School, Last attend, Reason for Leaving and Notes.  (Where there are blanks, no records were entered on the original documents).

Please be aware that the dataset contains some duplication of records where schools have changed, and the pupil has been re-registered from the old to the new school. For instance, Hawkesbury School became Foxford School etc.

Due to the size of the complete record set, the data has been divided into sections to ensure the speed of opening the file, (approximately 8-10 seconds) is maintained. The records are in alphabetical order of surname.

Please note that the records have been transcribered as written and the spelling of names may vary. It is suggested that when searching, you use all variables of the name as possible to obtain all results.

Our thanks to Warwickshire Family History Society  and Warwick County Records Office members and staff.