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||Consolation||2||3||None|
|Obverse||Reverse for years 1 and 2|
|Reverse for year 3 and up||Bar for year 2, or later, years 4 and up|
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).|
|Lea Bridge Road Mixed||
The figures for Mayville Road School have clearly been misreported.
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.
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.
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.
|Finance Committee report on cost of medals for each school|
|Lea Bridge Road||£0||-||16||-||7|
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.
|Finance Committee reported cost of Maltese Crosses|
|School Board - Bronze medal - Year 1|
|School Board - Bronze medal - Year 2|
|School Board - Silver medal - Year 3|
|School Board - Silver medal with Bar - Year 4|
|School Board - Silver medal with Bar - Year 6|
|School Board - Consolation Medal|
|School Board - Cased Medal|
|School Board Weekly Card||Education Committee Weekly Card|