It is the perfect solution to an ongoing problem.” Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) has also written to Essex County Council (ECC) to urge the authority to convert the school into a state institution if it closes.
Councillor Paul Fairhurst said: “A new secondary school is needed in Uttlesford and buying an existing school site is more efficient to local tax-payers than funding the £40m cost of a brand-new school.
Thus the year number did not change until 25 March, so taking 1558 as an example, the dates ran as follows: So if you see a document dated any time between January and 24 March before 1752, be aware that in modern terms, you need to add a year.
In publications you may see this written as January 1750/51, the year as it was known at the time / the year as we know it now.
“Numbers for the coming academic year are very low with a potential intake of seven into Year 7 and five into the Lower Sixth.
“The Post-16 environment has changed a great deal with more places available locally than pupils to fill them.
So in 1752 these days had to be cut out of the year to make the adjustment.
Therefore Wednesday 2 September 1752 was followed immediately by Thursday 14 September.
Although he came to the throne in May 1660, after the Commonwealth period, he actually calculated his regnal year as beginning on 30 January 1649, the date of the execution of his father Charles I.
So documents written in the first year that Charles II was on the throne would actually be styled 12 Charles II. Jones (eds), ‘A Handbook of Dates: For Students of British History’ (Cambridge University Press, revd 2000).
For more information about dates (including saints days, regnal years, religious festivals and terms of the law courts) see C. Top of page Arabic numerals were not used in England until the 16th century, and even after then Roman numerals continued to be used.
Most people today are still familiar with the classic Roman numerals.
Be aware, however, that you will find them represented in a slightly different way in documents written in English. A ‘1’ by itself, or at the end of a number, was usually represented by a ‘j’.