1851 Census of Great Britain, Education. England and Wales. Report and Tables, Table 2 : " Number of Day and Sunday Schools in the 624 Districts or Unions, classified according to their sources of maintenance".

List England and Wales Dep England Dep
DESCRIPTION OF SCHOOLS. No. of Schools.
[1]
Number of Scholars belonging to the Schools
Total.
[2]
Males.
[3]
Females.
[4]
DAY SCHOOLS 42,833 Show data context 2,004,545 Show data context 1,081,479 Show data context 923,066 Show data context
PUBLIC DAY SCHOOLS 14,450 Show data context 1,336,273 Show data context 752,152 Show data context 584,121 Show data context
PRIVATE DAY SCHOOLS 28,383 Show data context 668,272 Show data context 329,327 Show data context 338,945 Show data context
Classification of Public Schools:
CLASS I.-SUPPORTED BY GENERAL OR LOCAL TAXATION
579 Show data context 47,396 Show data context 27,869 Show data context 19,527 Show data context
CLASS II.-SUPPORTED BY ENDOWMENTS 2,932 Show data context 194,029 Show data context 131,132 Show data context 62,897 Show data context
CLASS III.-SUPPORTED BY RELIGIOUS BODIES 9,949 Show data context 994,861 Show data context 538,928 Show data context 455,933 Show data context
CLASS IV.-OTHER PUBLIC SCHOOLS 990 Show data context 99,987 Show data context 54,223 Show data context 45,764 Show data context
CLASS I: Military Schools 37 Show data context 3,583 Show data context 2,748 Show data context 835 Show data context
CLASS I: Naval Schools 11 Show data context 2,060 Show data context 1,722 Show data context 338 Show data context
CLASS I: Woods and Forests Schools 1 Show data context 259 Show data context 135 Show data context 124 Show data context
CLASS I: Corporation Schools 3 Show data context 2,394 Show data context 1,364 Show data context 1,030 Show data context
CLASS I: Workhouse Schools 495 Show data context 36,713 Show data context 19,894 Show data context 16,819 Show data context
CLASS I: Prison Schools 32 Show data context 2,387 Show data context 2,006 Show data context 381 Show data context
CLASS II: Collegiate and Grammar Schools 544 Show data context 34,792 Show data context 31,369 Show data context 3,423 Show data context
CLASS II: Other Endowed Schools 2,388 Show data context 159,237 Show data context 99,763 Show data context 59,474 Show data context
CLASS III: Church of England 8,095 Show data context 762,071 Show data context 402,530 Show data context 359,541 Show data context
CLASS III: Free Church of England 3 Show data context 251 Show data context 29 Show data context 222 Show data context
CLASS III: Church of Scotland 5 Show data context 946 Show data context 652 Show data context 294 Show data context
CLASS III: United Presbyterians 3 Show data context 217 Show data context 148 Show data context 69 Show data context
CLASS III: Presbyterian Church In England 24 Show data context 2,337 Show data context 1,469 Show data context 868 Show data context
CLASS III: Scottish Presbyterians 1 Show data context 345 Show data context 195 Show data context 150 Show data context
CLASS III: Presbyterians (not otherwise defined) 8 Show data context 1,431 Show data context 830 Show data context 601 Show data context
CLASS III: Episcopal Church 2 Show data context 18 Show data context 14 Show data context 4 Show data context
CLASS III: Independents 399 Show data context 45,472 Show data context 25,107 Show data context 20,365 Show data context
CLASS III: Baptists 104 Show data context 8,442 Show data context 4,582 Show data context 3,860 Show data context
CLASS III: Society of Friends 23 Show data context 2,247 Show data context 1,237 Show data context 1,010 Show data context
CLASS III: Unitarians 29 Show data context 3,711 Show data context 1,946 Show data context 1,765 Show data context
CLASS III: Moravians 7 Show data context 366 Show data context 218 Show data context 148 Show data context
CLASS III: Wesleyan Methodists 374 Show data context 40,207 Show data context 24,660 Show data context 15,547 Show data context
CLASS III: Methodist New Connexion 13 Show data context 1,815 Show data context 1,068 Show data context 747 Show data context
CLASS III: Primitive Methodists 23 Show data context 1,212 Show data context 592 Show data context 620 Show data context
CLASS III: Bible Christians 8 Show data context 367 Show data context 197 Show data context 170 Show data context
CLASS III: Wesleyan Methodist Association 10 Show data context 1,112 Show data context 616 Show data context 496 Show data context
CLASS III: Calvinistic Methodists 3 Show data context 399 Show data context 225 Show data context 174 Show data context
CLASS III: Lady Huntingdon's Connexion 7 Show data context 564 Show data context 306 Show data context 258 Show data context
CLASS III: New Church 9 Show data context 1,551 Show data context 891 Show data context 660 Show data context
CLASS III: Brethren 2 Show data context 108 Show data context 62 Show data context 46 Show data context
CLASS III: Dissenters (not defined) 35 Show data context 4,604 Show data context 2,749 Show data context 1,855 Show data context
CLASS III: Lutherans 1 Show data context 157 Show data context 107 Show data context 50 Show data context
CLASS III: French Protestants 1 Show data context 15 Show data context 0 Show data context 15 Show data context
CLASS III: German Missionary Society 1 Show data context 100 Show data context 40 Show data context 60 Show data context
CLASS III: Roman Catholics 298 Show data context 37,819 Show data context 20,090 Show data context 17,729 Show data context
CLASS III: Jews 10 Show data context 1,234 Show data context 735 Show data context 499 Show data context
CLASS III: Undenominational 451 Show data context 75,743 Show data context 47,633 Show data context 28,110 Show data context
CLASS IV: Ragged Schools (exclusive of those supported by religious bodies) 122 Show data context 22,113 Show data context 12,640 Show data context 9,473 Show data context
CLASS IV: Orphan Schools 38 Show data context 3,522 Show data context 1,592 Show data context 1,930 Show data context
CLASS IV: Blind Schools 11 Show data context 609 Show data context 342 Show data context 267 Show data context
CLASS IV: Deaf and Dumb Schools 8 Show data context 370 Show data context 189 Show data context 181 Show data context
CLASS IV: Schools for Idiots 1 Show data context 18 Show data context 16 Show data context 2 Show data context
CLASS IV: Factory Schools 78 Show data context 11,436 Show data context 6,265 Show data context 5,171 Show data context
CLASS IV: Colliery Schools 39 Show data context 3,388 Show data context 1,945 Show data context 1,443 Show data context
CLASS IV: Chemical Works School 4 Show data context 832 Show data context 433 Show data context 399 Show data context
CLASS IV: Foundry Schools 1 Show data context 103 Show data context 55 Show data context 48 Show data context
CLASS IV: Mechanics' Institution Schools 5 Show data context 1,564 Show data context 1,223 Show data context 341 Show data context
CLASS IV: Industrial Schools 6 Show data context 607 Show data context 383 Show data context 224 Show data context
CLASS IV: Agricultural Schools 4 Show data context 282 Show data context 221 Show data context 61 Show data context
CLASS IV: Railway Schools 5 Show data context 842 Show data context 440 Show data context 402 Show data context
CLASS IV: Philanthropic Society's Farm School 1 Show data context 96 Show data context 96 Show data context 0 Show data context
CLASS IV: Other Subscription Schools of no specific character 667 Show data context 54,205 Show data context 28,383 Show data context 25,822 Show data context
SUNDAY SCHOOLS 20,071 Show data context 2,070,885 Show data context 1,014,246 Show data context 1,056,639 Show data context
Church of England 9,897 Show data context 895,500 Show data context 438,349 Show data context 457,151 Show data context
Church of Scotland 14 Show data context 1,688 Show data context 847 Show data context 841 Show data context
United Presbyterian Church 56 Show data context 6,356 Show data context 2,963 Show data context 3,393 Show data context
Presbyterian Church in England 63 Show data context 8,184 Show data context 3,989 Show data context 4,195 Show data context
Independents 1,903 Show data context 275,076 Show data context 130,337 Show data context 144,739 Show data context
Baptists 1,350 Show data context 146,838 Show data context 69,394 Show data context 77,444 Show data context
Society of Friends 35 Show data context 3,212 Show data context 2,026 Show data context 1,186 Show data context
Unitarians 130 Show data context 14,241 Show data context 7,635 Show data context 7,069 Show data context
Moravians 22 Show data context 1,677 Show data context 716 Show data context 961 Show data context
Wesleyan Methodists 5,721 Show data context 606,346 Show data context 300,373 Show data context 305,510 Show data context
Calvinistic Methodists 36 Show data context 5,023 Show data context 2,525 Show data context 2,498 Show data context
Lady Huntingdon's Connexion 54 Show data context 8,361 Show data context 3,840 Show data context 4,521 Show data context
New Church 27 Show data context 3,484 Show data context 1,711 Show data context 1,773 Show data context
Brethren 15 Show data context 754 Show data context 285 Show data context 469 Show data context
Undefined Protestant Congregations 508 Show data context 60,780 Show data context 32,541 Show data context 28,239 Show data context
German Protestant 1 Show data context 20 Show data context 15 Show data context 5 Show data context
Roman Catholics 223 Show data context 32,634 Show data context 16,371 Show data context 16,263 Show data context
Catholic and Apostolic Church 1 Show data context 47 Show data context 22 Show data context 25 Show data context
Latter Day Saints 15 Show data context 664 Show data context 307 Show data context 357 Show data context

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