Education Department education returns for London that give details of the type of school, number of pupils, size of classrooms, income of the school, its religious connection (if any) and its staffing.
The inspectors' reports are filed with the returns to which they relate. In some cases examination schedules are also attached.
The returns are grouped for the ten separate divisions of the metropolis specified in the Fifth Schedule to the Elementary Education Act 1870 and defined, as to boundaries, by an Order of the Lords of the Committee of Council on Education, 7 October 1870; and the divisional groups are sub-divided into groups for parishes.
For seven of the divisions there are lists of schools inspected or investigated; and in three divisions there are also general reports on the parishes and wards making up the divisions.