There are are two main issues of medals. The first issue, from circa 1895 to 1903, is for The Barking School Board. Some of the dates for the School Board are conjectural, due to a lack of observed specimens. The second issue, for 1904 only, is for The Barking Education Committee. The table, below, shows the medal varieties known to the author. Illustrations of the medals follow the table. The final section of this page contains information abstracted from the local archives.
|Issuer||Dates||Metal||Obverse type||Reverse type||Words engraved|
|B.S.B.||1895 - 1897||Bronze||1||1|
|B.S.B.||1898 - 1903||White Metal||1||1|
|B.S.B.||1898 - 1903||White Metal||1||2|
|B.S.B||1903||White Metal||1||3||'YEAR 1903'|
|B.S.B||1897 - 1903||Silver||1||2|
|It seems likely that reverse 4 is made from the same die as reverse 3, but with the words "During The School" erased from the medal.|
|Obverse 1||Obverse 2|
The Clerk submitted a white metal school attendance medal which Mr. Restall of Birmingham is prepared to supply without cases at the charge of 15/= per gross. Resolved that medal as per sample submitted be presented to each child throughout the school who has made an unbroken attendance during the school year.
A letter from Mr. Restall stating that extra charges for supplying cases for medals, attaching ribbons, engraving names, etc. Resolved that the medals be supplied with a ribbon attached to each instead of with cases.
School medals & Certificates.
The committee recommends that a new die for school attendance medals be ordered, similar in design to the one formerly used by the School Board, but with the words ‘Barking Education Committee’ substituted for ‘Barking School Board’, on same; and also that the Secretary be empowered to select and order School Certificates of a stock pattern.
Medals for attendance.
The question of discontinuing the award of attendance medals has been referred to the Salaries subcommittee.
Medals for Attendance.
The committee have considered the question of rewards for school attendance and they recommend that the allowance of medals, watches, etc, which have hitherto been awarded for unbroken attendance be discontinued.
Mr Doulton's application for silver medals for nine boys who failed to make their attendance during three consecutive years has been considered and the Committee recommended that the application be refused.