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ragged school

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(Education) (in Britain, formerly) a free elementary school for poor children
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Ragged Schools, such as Charter Street and Sharp Street, sprung up to care for the many abandoned and destitute children.
When Axwell Hall was purchased, it also absorbed the pupils from industrial and ragged schools in Gateshead, Durham, Sunderland and Middlesbrough, giving a total of 153 youngsters.
They were housed and educated in institutions such as the Kirkdale Industrial Ragged Schools and Homes.
He established the Elton fund in addition on behalf for Ragged Schools, "free schools for adults and children" (125-127).
There are also plans by developer Richard Grainger for a workhouse in Elswick and details of Newcastle's Ragged Schools.
Two of the projects Dickens supported deserve brief comment: the Ragged Schools and Urania Cottage.
He received financial help from a number of high-profile supporters, including the banker Robert Barclay and Lord Shaftesbury, who was president of the Ragged Schools Union for 40 years.
She covers old schools (Charterhouse, Westminster), new schools (Working Men's Colleges, Ragged Schools, the Polytechnic, Queen's College for Girls), and schools almost no one has written about (the Jewish Free School and the Freemasons' schools).
So-called ragged schools were established, where poor children received food and clothes, as well as scriptural education.
(86) In a classic example of Foucauldian discipline, some reforming inspectors also set up district schools in England, where boys were subject to marching and drilling, and every minute of their day was ruled by the bell; industrial schools, ragged schools and reformatories in Ireland sometimes followed this model.
Ragged schools, which opened in Coventry in 1847, originally gave the poorest children some form of education.