The first issue was made by The Leyton School Board, between 1893 and 1903. The second issue was made by the Board, between 1894 and 1903, as a consolation to those students who just failed to qualify for a full medal.

A table showing the known issues is shown below. Illustrations of the medals follow the table. The final section of this page contains information abstracted from the local archives.

Dates Metal # of years Obverse Type Reverse type Bar
1893 - 1903 Bronze 1 1 1 None
1894 - 1904 Bronze 2 1 1 Bronze
1895 - 1903 Silver 3 1 2 None
1896 - 1903 Silver 4+ 1 2 Silver
1894 - 1903 Bronze   2 3

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Obverse Reverse for years 1 and 2
Reverse for year 3 and up Bar for year 2 and years 4 and up
Obverse of Consolation Medal Reverse of Consolation Medal
Leyton School Board
Weekly Attendance Card
Leyton Education Committee
Weekly Attendance Card
Medal in 'Leyton School Board' case.

Abstracts from the minutes of The Leyton School Board. 1893 - 1903.

February 6th. 1893.

The Board having decided that medals should be given to scholars making all possible and punctual attendances during the school year, recommended that the medals be as follows,

For 1st year - Bronze medal, For 2nd year - Bar added thereto, For 3rd year - Silver medal, and that the design submitted by Messrs Elkington and Co. be approved. The cost for Bronze medal will be for cutting die, £5-5, for bar ditto £1. Cost of Bronze medals to be 30/- per dozen.

Table giving the names of each school and the number of pupils (1893).
School Boys Girls Infants
Kirkdale Road 440 405 257
Church Road 414 376 305
Harrow Green 449 455 420
Newport Road 410 354 361
Mayville Road 410 354 361 
Lea Bridge Road Mixed

166

Ruckholts 268 247 212

The figures for Mayville Road School have clearly been misreported.

June 5th. 1893.

Medals have been received and distributed to the various schools for presentation to scholars making the full number of early attendances viz. Charles Titmus, Frederick Lamboll, June Yarnley and Fanny Cooper from Kirkdale Road School. Arthur Moore, Albert Moore and Clement Burkitt from Church Road School. Henry Morgan from Harrow Green School. Walter Ridoubt, Mabel Griffiths and Louise Russell from Newport Road School. The cost of cutting dies and of 13 bronze medals was £7-17-6.

December 4th. 1893 (Finance Committee).

A return of the scholars entitled to Drawing and Early Attendance Prizes and also medals for full attendance, in accordance with regulations having been presented, directions were given for these to be supplied as also a Bar to be attached to medals previously awarded on scholars making full attendance for a second year.

The Committee also proposed, subject to the approval of the Board, to provide a token of smaller value to be awarded in special cases where the scholars have not, owing to illness and other special circumstances, qualified for the medal.

December 4th. 1893.

Maltese Cross and Bars. The clerk submitted designs received from Messrs Elkington and Company. It was resolved that the design of the Maltese Cross submitted be approved, that the recipients name with year be engraved in front with the word 'consolation' at back. That such token be given 'in special cases', as on the recommendation, in the first instance of the Head teachers to the School Committee.

January 8th. 1894.

Finance Committee report on cost of medals for each school
Kirkdale Road £1 - 17 - 2
Church Road £2 - 11 - 2
Harrow Green £1 - 19 - 2
Newport Road £8 - 17 - 2

Mayville Road

£2 -  1 - 8
Lea Bridge Road £0 - 16 - 7
Ruckholt  £0 -  9 - 1

April 2nd. 1894.

Resolved that the Maltese crosses to be awarded as consolation prizes be limited to scholars who have not been able to make the required attendances by reason of contagious or personal illness.

June 4th. 1894.

Finance Committee reported cost of Maltese Crosses
Kirkdale Road £0 - 15 - 5 ½
Church Road £1 - 10 - 11
Newport Road £3 - 12 - 10 ½
Lea Bridge £0 - 11 - 0 ½
Ruckholt £0 - 15 - 5 ½