July 16th 1919

Parents should be advised of a letter we have recently received. I would be happy to hear your views on the matter.

Association of Preparatory Schools
14 Wellington Square,
Oxford

July 1919

Dear Sir,

I have just received a communication from the Board of Education 
informing me that His Majesty the King has expressed to the 
president of the Board his desire, that in commemoration of the 
Peace some extension of the Summer Holidays in all schools may be 
granted by the school authorities.

Yours truly,

Hugh C King (Secretary)

This would mean that next term would start on September 24th, rather than on the 17th as previously notified.

Perhaps less welcome to parents is the news that the following resolution was passed by the Council of the same association at their last meeting regarding school fees:

“That the Council are of the opinion that it is necessary that in the present circumstances there should be a general increase of fees in Preparatory Schools, to meet the increased cost of food, labour, and salaries.”

This was, I regret to say, inevitable.

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