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EDUCATION IN OLD DEVONPORT

DOCK CLASSICAL AND MATHEMATICAL SUBSCRIPTION SCHOOL

The Dock Classical and Mathematical Subscription School was officially opened on the morning of Friday August 10th 1821.  The Head Master was the Reverend J Jacob.  As the pupils were seated at their desks and the Masters at theirs, it is clear the School had in fact been opened for business a little earlier.

After an introductory speech by the Treasurer, the Head Master issued the badges of office to the pupils.  First came the Censor, whose job seemed to be to maintain the list of those attending the School; then came the Prefect, the Chief Monitor, the Prępositi of the Forms, and the Monitors of the classes.   There were three Masters in attendance.  The boys were then dismissed.

The Schools presumably became the Devonport Classical and Mathematical School after January 1st 1824, following the change of name from Plymouth-Dock to Devonport.

Mr R N Worth in his "History of Devonport" claims it had been 'long discontinued' by 1870.