Time to leave school
By the early 1750s the first pupils were ready to leave Sir John Cass’s School.. The trustees expected to be consulted about what each one went on to do.
“Resolved that such of the boys and girls as are fit to be put forth apprentice be put out as soon as conveniently may be and that a sum not exceeding £5 be given with each Child”.
The trustees were offering to help pay the costs of the pupils’ training. In return they expected to have a say in what the pupils decided to do and who they trained with.