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appointment pve public notice of the vacancy, and
invite competition by advertisements in newspapers
and by such other methods as they may think fit.

44. The governors may dismiss any head master or
head mistress without assigning cause after six calendar
months' written notice, given in pursuance of a reso-
lution passed by a majority of votes of the whole
number of governors for the time being entitled to act,
at a meeting duly convened for the special purpose of
considering the matter.

45. For urgent cause the governors may by a resolu-
tion passed by a majority of votes of the whole number
of governors for the time being entitled to act, at a
meeting duly convened for the special purpose of con-
sidering the matter, suspend any head master or head
mistress from office, and in that case they shall appoint
another special meeting to be held at an interval of not
less than a fortnight af&r the former one, and may then,
by a resolution likewise passed by a majority of votes of
the whole number of governors for the time being
entitled to act, wholly and finally dismiss him or her.
FuU notice and opportunity of defence at both meetings
shall be given to such head master or head mistress, as
the case may be.

46. Every head master or head mistress, previously
to entering into office, shall be required to sign a decla-
ration to be entered in the minute Dook of the governors,
in the following form : —

** I, declare that I will always,

** to the best of my ability, discharge the duties of
" high master (or head master of the modem depart-
*• ment) of St. Paul's School (or head mistress of Dean
" Colet's School, as the case may be), during my tenure
** of office, and that if 1 am removed by the governors,
" according to the constitution of the said school, I will
" acquiesce in such removal, and will thereupon relin-
*' quish all claim to the office and its future emolu-
** ments and deliver up to the governors, or as they
** direct, possession of all their property then in my
" poBsefcsiou or occupation."



47. Every head master and head mistress to whom a
residence shall be assigned by the governors shall dwell
in such residence. Every head master and head mis-
tress shall have the occupation and use of his or her
residence (if any), and of any other property of the
foundation of which he or she may become occupant,
in respect of his or her official character and duties, and
not as tenant ; and shall, if removed from office, there-
upon deliver up possession of such residence and other
property to the governors or as they may direct. No
head master or head mistress shall, except with per-
mission of the governors, allow any person to occupy
his or her official residence or any part thereof.

48. Every head master and heaa mistress shall give

Eersonal attention to the duties of the school in his or
er charge. No head master or head mistress shall hold
any office or appointment which, in the opinion of the
governors, may interfere with the proper performance
of his or her duties under the trusts of tnis scheme,
and no head master shall hold any benefict) having the
cure of souls.

49. No master or mistress of any rank in the schools
shall receive or demand from any scholar, or from any
person whomsoever on behalf of any scholar any gratuity
or payment, other than such payments as are prescribed
or authorised by this scheme.

50. Within the limits fixed by this scheme the gover-
nors shall in each school and department prescribe the
general subjects of instruction, the relative prominence
and value to be assigned to each group of subiects, the
division of the year into term and vacation, the pay-
ments of the scholars and the number of school hours
in each week, and of holidays to be given in each terra.
They shall take general supervision of the sanitary con-
dition of all the school buildings and arrangements.
They shall from time to to time determine what number
of assistant masters, mistresses, or teachers shall be
employed in each school or department. They shall
every year assign to each school and department the
amount to be paid out of the income of the trust for the
salaries of assistant teachers, and for the provision of a
proper plant or apparatus for carrying on the instruc-
tion given in such school or department.

61. Before acting under the last preceding clause the
governors shall in all cases consult the head master or
mistress of any school or department concerned, in such
a manner as to give him or her full opportunity for the
expression of his or her views.

52. Subject to the rules prescribed by or under the
authority of this scheme, the high master as to the
classical department of St. Paul's School, and the head
mistress as to the school or schools for girls, shall have
under his or her control the method of teaching, the
arrangements of classes and school hours, and generally
the whole internal organization, management and dis-
cipline of his or her school or department, and shall
have authority over all scholars attending the same in
all places and at aU times during the school terms:
Provided that if the high master or head mistress expels
a scholar from school, he or she shall forthwith make a
full report of the case in writing to the governors.

53. As to the modern department of St. Paul's
School, sul^'ect to the rules prescribed by or under the
authority of this scheme, and subject also to the general
superintendence and control of the high master, the
head master thereof (who shall be called the ** master of
the modern school,") shall exercise the like power and
authority as to the method of teaching, the arrange-
ments of classes and school hours, and generally the
whole internal organization, management, and discipline
of the modern department, and over all scholars in that
department, as is by the preceding clause given to the
high master with respect to the dassicsd department :
Provided that it shall not be in the power of the master
of the modern school to make or alter any regulation as
to any of the matters aforesaid, or to expel any scholar,
without the concurrence of the high master, or (in
case of difference between them) of the governors ; and
if the high roaster should, as to any of the matters
aforesaid, think any direction or regulation necessary
or expedient to which the master of the modern school
shall object, or shall think the expulsion of any scholar
necessary to which the master of the modern school
may not be willing to consent, the matter so in differ-
ence shall, as soon as conveniently may be, be reported



OooupatiofD
of tmsfe

EropertT
J head
masters and
head mis-



Personal

attention

olhead

masters and

headmia-

trbsses.



No^-
tuities to
masters or
mistresses.



Jurisdiction
of govemow
overadiO'
lastio ar-
rangements.



Governors
to consult
head
master.



Jurisdiction
of bead
masters snd
head mis-
tresses.



Jurisdiction
of head
master of
Modern De-
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1860 (3l8t December), a balance of 17SL 7$. to the credit
of the Charity.*

Sebmons IN' Lent.

I have appended to this report a translation of the
letters patent of the 21st April 1542 (33 Hen. 8.),



whereby the King granted to the Mercers' Company
the chnrch and possessions of the college of Aeon in
consideration of a snm of 9691. 17«. 6d, paid by the
Company, and by an indenture of the same date,
recitmff the grant, and which must be regarded as a
part of the same transaction, the Company, besides



♦ SAViLGB'S ChABITY.

By an order of the Board of Charity Commissioners
for England and Wales, dated the 29th October 1878,
the Commissioners in consideration of the transfer by
the Company of the sum of 3,333Z. Se. Sd. consols into the



name of the Official Trustees of Charitable Funds in
trust for the Charity exonerated the proprty situated in
Cheapside, referred to in the report, from the annual
payment of 601. Sa., constituting the endowment of this
Charity.



Appoint-
ment and
removal of
assistant
teachers in
Classical



schooU,



to the gOYemors, who shall decide thereon ; and in the
meantime it shall be the duty of the master of the
modern school to conform himself to such directions
(not being inconsistent with this scheme or with any
regulation made by the governors), as pending the
decision of the matter by the goyernors, the high master
shall think fit to give.

54. The high master as to the classical department of
St. Paul's School, and the head mistress as to the school
or schools for ^irls shall have the sole power of appoint-
ing, and, subject to an appeal to the governors, of

D;;partmont dismissing all assistant teachers in such school or
id^U* department ; but shall forthwith notify every appoint-
ment in writing to the governors. The high master
or head mistress shall also determine, subject to the
approval of the governors, in what manner the sum
assigned by the governors to his or her school or .
department for assistant teachers and plant or apparatus
shall be distributed. The governors shall pay tne snm
assigned either through the hands of the high master
or the head mistress of such school or department, or
directly as they think best.

55. The master of the modem school shall have power,
with the concurrence of the high master, to appoint,
and (subject to an appeal to the governors), to dismiss

^J^^^ all assistant teachers in the modern department of St.

partment. Paul's School, who shall not be assistant teachers in the
classical department also. He shall also with the con-
currence of the high master, subject to the approval of
the governors, determine in what manner the sum
assigned by the governors to the modern department
for assistcmt teachers and plant shall be distributed.
If there should be any difference on that subject
between the high master and the master of the modem
school, the matter so in difference shall be determined
by the governors. The governors shall pay the sum
assigned either through the hands of the master of the
modem school, or directly as they think best.

56. The governors shall have power, if and so far as
it may seem to them expedient, to authorize the instruc-
tion of combined claases in both departments, and also
to authorize the employment of tne same persons as
assistant masters in both departments of St. Paul's



Appoint-
ment and
removal of
assistant



Appoint-
ment and
removal of
assiataiit
masters in
Imth De-
partments



Head

mastenor

headmis-

treasmaj

snlnnit

proposals.



Inoofmeof



siiat

luUtreas.



of St. Paul's School for subjects of instruction common to both ; and
^^^^' to determine how such last-mentioned assistant masters
shall be appointed and dismissed ; and aJso to authorize
so far as may be thought expedient, the instruction of
combined chuses in both departments ; and the mode
of distributing and making payment of the sum or sums
which may be assigned for sucn last-mentioned assistant
masters shall be in the discretion of the governors.

57. The head master or head mistress of any school
or department, may from time to time submit pro-
posals to the governors for making or altering regula-
tions as to any matters within his or her province, and
the governors shall consider such proposals and decide
upon them.

58. The high master shall receive a fixed stipend of
300/. a year. The master of the modem school and the
head mistress of Dean Colet*s School shall each receive
a fixed stipend of 200/. a year.

They shall also be respectively entitled to receive a
further or capitation payment calculated on such a
scale, uniform or graduated, and at such a rate as may
from time to time be fixed bv the governors, being not
less than 3/. nor more than 61. a year, for each scholar
attending the school or department, provided that when
the number of scholars in such school or department
exceeds 300, the minimum payment for each scholar in
excess of that number shall be 21. yearly. All payments
under this clause shall be made terminally'or quarterly,
as the governors shall think fit.

59. It shall be in the power of the governors at any
time when there shall be less than 500 scholars in either

^ the classical or the modern department of St. Paul's

SchooL*'**** School, to authorize the admission of any number of
scholars (not exceeding the differoncc between the total



Adminion

to boUi De-
partments



number for the time being in both departments, and
one thousand), for the purpose of receiving instraction
in anv subjects common to both depaitments, for such
length of time (to be determined either by the age or
the proficiency of such scholars respectively, or other-
wise as the governors shall think expedient), as may in
the opinion of the governors be desirable, before the
final distribution of such scholars between the classical
and the modern departments; and all such scholars
shall, so far as relates to government and discipline, and
to the regfulation of the instruction given to them, be
under the authority of the high master and the master
of the modern school respectively, in the same way as
if they were scholars in the modern department ; and
for the purposes of the accounts directed by the 31st
clause of this scheme, such scholars shall be deemed to
be in the modem department, but in every such case
every such scholar shall be entitled to be placed in the
classical or modem department as the case may be,
whenever his parents or guardians shall so request, if|
and so soon as there may be a vacancy therein, subject
to his passing such examination as may be appointed
by or with the consent of the governors for that pur-
pose ; priority being given in every such case accord-
ing to the order of each boy's admission into the
school.

60. Subject to the regulations made by or under the To whom
authority of this scheme the boys* and girls* schools of ^^^^ •ro
the Foundation, and all their advantages, shall be open ^^^^

to all boys and girls respectively who are of good
character and of sufficient bodily health, and who are
residing with their parents, guardians, or next friends,
or are boarders under the provisions of this scheme.

61. Applications for admission to any school shall be Mode of
made to some person appointed by the governors, »*^»M*on'
according to a printed form to be by them api>roved

and delivered to all applicants for admission.

t)2. A register shall oe kept of all applications show- R«ri«ter of
ing the date at which every application is made for the twSS.^
admission of a scholar, the date of admission, with-
drawal, or rejection, the cause of rejection, and the age
of the candidate at the date of the application ; Provided
that every person requiring an application to be regis-
tered shall pay such fee as the governors may fix, not
exceeding lOs.

63. Every candidate for admission into St. Paul's Entrance
School, or mto the school or schools for girls, shall be J?*™iwi-
examined by or under the direction of the high master "*"
or the head mistress of the girl's school, who shall
appoint convenient times for that purpose, and give
reasonable notice thereof in writing to the parents or
guardians of those whose turn is approacning. No
scholar shall be admitted to any school except after
passing such examination. Those who are found fit,

shall, if there is room for them, be admitted in order
according to the dates of their application : Provided
nevertheless, that each governor shall have the privilege
of nominating in every year one candidate for admission
into some school of the Foundation, and every candidate
so nominated, if found fit and otherwise admissible,
shall be entitled to priority of admission over all can-
didates not so nominated.

64. Except as is herein otherwise expressly provided, Payments
each scholar shall pay such entrance and tuition fees JSd UdtSon®
as the governors shall fix from time to time, provided

that no such entrance fee uhall exceed 5/., and that no
such tuition fee shall be less than 20/. or more than 30/.
a year. No preference shall be given to any scholar in
respect of such fees on account of his or her place of
birth or residence. No extras of any kind shall be
allowed without the sanction of the governors and
written consent on behalf of the scholar concerned.

65. All payments for entrance and tuition shall be Payments to
made in advance in such manner and to such person as ?J ™***? *"
the governors shall from time to time appoint for the ^*"*^^'*
purpose, and shall be accounted for by the person
receiving them to the governors, and treated by tiem

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CITY OF LONDON LIVERY COMPANIES COMMISSION:



maintaiiiing the Mercers' sohool (as to which see the
report thereon), was to provide every Sunday, .in the
time of Lent, a learned man to make a sermon within



the said ohnrch, thenceforth to be called ** The Church
of The Mercers."

Six sermons are preached in the six Sundays in Lent



Arcs of
scholars.



ExaminO'
tions.



Reports
of head
masters
audhead
mistresses.



Entranoe
examina-
tion.



Subjects of
instruction.



Entrance
examina-
tion.



as part of the income of the trust applicable exclusively
to the benefit of the school in respect of which they
were made.

66. The governors shall make regulations from time
to time for fixing the age of admission to the several
schools. No scholar shall be allowed to remain in any
school or department beyond the end of the school term
or half year in which he or she attains the age of 19
years. And the head master or head mistress of each
school or department shall be at liberty to make regula-
tions for the withdrawal of scholars in cases where from
idleness or incapsicity to profit by the instruction given
they are materially below the standard of position and
attainment proper for their age : Provided that so far
as relates to the modem department, all such regula-
tions shall be made with the concurrence of the nigh
master. No scholar shall be allowed to remain in any
school beyond the end of the term in which he or she
attains the age of 13 years, unless he or she has within
the previous year passed a satisfactory examination in
reading, writing, arithmetic, English grammar, and
dictation, and the elements of geography ; and the
governors shall make regulations for testmg the attain-
ments of such scholars by some examiner to be appointed
by them.

67. There shall be once in every year an examination
of the scholars in each school or department of the
Foundation by an examiner or examiners appointed for
that ptirpose by the governors, and paid by them, but
otherwise uncoimected with such school or department.
The examiners shall make a report in writing to the
governors on the proficiency of the scholars and on the
position of the several schools and departments as
regards- instruction and discipline, as shown by the
results of the examination. The governors shall com-
municate to the head master or head mistress of each
school or department the report relating to such school
or department.

68. The head master or head mistress of each school
or department, shall make an annual report in writing
to the governors on the general condition of such
school or department and on any special occurrences
during the year. He or she may also mention the
names of any scholars who in his or her judgment are
worthy of praise or substantial reward, having regard
both to proficiency and to conduct.

Classical Department of 8t. PauVs School for Boys.

69. The examination for admission to the classical
department shall be graduated according to the age of
the candidates, but it shall never fall below the following
standard ; that is to say —

Beading ;

Writing from dictation ;

The first four rules of arithmetic ;

The geography of England ;

The outlmes of English history ; and

The elements of Latin grammar.
The governors may raise the minimum standard from
time to time if they deem it advantageous for the
school.

70. The subjects of secular instruction in the classical
department shall be as follows : —

English, Latin, and Greek languages and
literatures ;

Arithmetic and mathematics ;

History and geography ;

Natural science ;

French and Grerman ;

Drawing ;

Class singing.
The Governors shall have power to add other subjects
to the above list, and to oirect that arrangements be
made for giving special importance to any one or more
of the subjects; but subject to such power the head
master shall settle the arrangements and classification
of instruction in the prescribed subjects.

MoDiiUN Department op St. Paul's School for Bots.

71. The examination for admission to the modem
department, or into St. Paul's School without being
immediately placed in either department, shall be
graduated according to the age of the candidates, but it
shall never fall below the following standard ; that is to
say* —

Beading;

Writing from dictation ;



The first four rules of arithmetic ;

The geography of England ;

The outlines of English history; and

The elements of French grammar.
The Governors may raise the minimum standard from
time to time if they deem it advantageous for the school.

72. The subjects of secular instruction in the modem Subjects of
department shall be as follows :— instniotton.

English, French, and German languages and
literatures ;

Arithmetic and mathematics ;

History and geography ;

Natural science, and, in particular, experimental
physics and chemistry ;

Latin;

Drawing ;

Class singing.
The Governors shaJl have power to add other subjects
to the above list, and to direct that arrangements be
made for giving special importance to any one or more
of the subjects ; but subject to such power and to the
general superintendence of the high master, the head
master of the modern school shall settle the airange-
ments and classification of instruction in the prescribed
subjects.

Deak Colet's School or Schools por Girls.

73. The examination for admission to any school for Entrance
girls shall be graduated according to the age of the ««»»«»»•
candidate, but it shall never fall below the following
standard, that is to say —

Beading ;

Writing from dictation ;

The first four rules of arithmetic ;

The geography of England ; and

Plain needlework.
The Governors may raise the minimum standard from
time to time if they may deem it advantageous for the
schools.

74. The subjects of secular instraction in the sohool Subjects of
or schools for girls shall be such as to give a liberal instraction.
education, and shall be settled from time to time by the
Governors. They shall include—

The English language and literature ;

The Larin, French, and German languages and
literatures :

Arithmetic and mathematics ;

History and geography ;

Natural science ;

Domestic economy ;

Calisthenics ;

Laws of health ;

Drawing ;

Class singing.
The Governors shall have power to direct that arrange-
ments be made for giving special importance to any one
or more of the prescribed subjects ; but, subject to such
power, the head mistress shall settle the arrangements
and classification of instruction in the prescribed
subjects.

Part F. — Scholarships and Exhibitions.

76. There shall be 153 boys scholars on the founda- Scholar-
tion, of whom, subject to the proviso hereinafter riwp*-
expressed, 77 shall be scholars in the classical departr
ment, and 76 scholars in the modem department of
St. Paul's School; and there shall also be 39 girls
scholars on the foundation in the school or schools for
girls: Provided that during the continuance of the
interest of any scholar hereinbefore saved, the Gt)ver.
nors shall have liberty to treat as scholars on the founda-
tion all scholars whose interests are so saved, and to
augment or diminish at their discretion that number of
scholars on the foundation in the several schools.
Every scholar on the foundation shall be entitled, by
virtue of his or her scholarship, to entire exemption
from the payment of tuition fees.

76. Of the scholarships tenable in each school (the Award of
schools for girls, if more than one, being considered for ^^^"^
the purpose of this clause as one school), one third shall
be open only to candidates between the ages of 12 and
14 years whether attending the schools or not, and shall
be awarded, in the case of boys, according to the result



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