Rules of Discipline 1874
- Station in Green for those not in the XI or XVII unless set elsewhere.
- All Home-boarders except those that go home in the middle of the day are subject to Station.
- Other rules as to Station to be made by the Heads of each House.
- All who are kept p school must come into Green on coming down School – No-one may go into Gymnasium after 1.15 or leave it before 1.40. If there is no Station in Green, they must go up fields if they come down before the quarter.
- Caps (only dark blue) may be worn in Dean’s Yard in College Street & on the way up Fields.
Order in School
- Everyone is to get into his own place when any Monitor comes up school, and to stand up during prayers.
- No-one to talk, whisper, or make any noise during prayers
- Fellows in wither Eleven or Eight under 16 will not ordinarily be tanned: but this privilege may be taken away from them by a majority of the School Council.
- The Captain of the Eleven, not being in the Sixth or Shell, cannot fag except up-fields. The same rule applies to the Head of Water and the Captain of the Football Eleven.
- The rest of the Eleven can make fellows field out, but cannot fag them.
- Upper Elections & Town Boys in the Sixth & Shell over 16 have absolute priority in the Racquet Courts for their own use.
- Town Boys under 16 and Under Elections in the Sixth & Shell cannot turn off others, or be turned off themselves.
- All those who are subject to Station can be turned off by those who are not, if the same number wish to play in each case.
- Among equals 4 can turn off 3 or 2: -and on the wire court, 2 wires can turn off 4 woodens.
- The Eleven and Eight have no right as such.
- The Head of the Racquet Court cannot be turned off himself, but may turn off any one in his own form or any form below him.
- Every one who breaks a window must go immediately to the glazier, to get it repaired.
- The following places are within bounds – Cloisters, Little Dean’s Yard, Great Dean’s Yard, Broad Sanctuary, Post-Office in Tothill st, Prince’s st as far as Lyon’s st, Margaret’s Church Yard, Westminster Hall, Old Palace Yard, Abingdon st, Great College st, Barton st as far as Davenfort’s, Tufton st & little Dean’s Yard Smith’s st on the way to baths, the road up fields when going there; – the following shops alone are in Bounds – Hodge’s, Hopkins’, Dobb’s, Lyon’s, Davenfort’s, Harvey’s, Miller’s, Ginger’s, Martin’s, Sutcliffe’s, Payne’s, Pond’s, Penton’s; private houses within bounds are excluded. Leave must be asked to get thing at Mantle’s. No fellow to get anything at fruit stalls, excluding the Potatoe man.
Finding the above rules had not been inserted by Rodocanachi, I thought, as they had received the approval of Scott, it would be better to put them in.
L.S. Bristowe Prin Op.
Scott the other day spoke to the monitors. It was resolved that any fellow in the cricket or foot ball elevens or in the rowing eight, provided he were over 16, could not be tanned; nor could any fellow in the Shell – these rules tho’ not (I think) written down before as such, have however been generally considered so for some time.
Egerton G B Phillimore. Prin. Opp.
After numerous “meetings of masters” Scott has issued the following Rules for Discipline”
- The only Boys entrusted with authority for general school purposes shall be the Captain, Three Monitors & Three Town Boy Monitors, who shall form a council to take cognizance of offences against morality & the discipline of the School.
- Seniors & Town Boys in the Sixth Form, provided they be over 16 years of age, shall hold a subordinate authority, & shall report offences to the council or Head Boy, but shall not be authorised themselves to inflict corporal punishment.
- The Town Boy Monitors shall be appointed from time to time by the Head Master in school, being always chosen from Boys in the VIth Form & as far as possible in different houses.
- The Head Boy of each Boarding House & of the Home Boarders, on the nomination of the House Master, shall receive authority to deal with offences arising within the House.
- All Boys invested with authority shall sign their names in the Head-Master’s Book.
- No authority can be delegated from one boy to another under any circumstances, but in the absence of any regularly appointed authority, the Head Boy present is bound to maintain order & discipline, & to report grave offences to the Captain or Head Boy.
- All such offences shall be submitted to the council of Monitors of which the Captain shall be President. & this council shall deliberate in private, no others being present except the accused & witnesses if required.
- All questions shall be decided by a majority of the council, nor shall any corporal punishment be used without the consent of a majority of the whole Body, one at least of such majority being a Town Boy.
- In the case of offences arising within College or a Boarding House no punishment shall be inflicted without a court of all Boys who may be invested in authority in those places respectively, previously holden to decide upon the case.
- No Boy shall be judge in his own cause, nor himself inflict corporal punishment where the offence is personal against himself.
- No Town Boy shall be sent for into College, nor Queen’s Scholar out of College for purposes of discipline.
- No corporal punishment shall be used without clear proof of the guilt of the offender, nor upon such grounds as that an offence must have been committed by one or more of a certain number; for in any case, except for grave moral offences; such as falsehood, dishonesty, impurity, profanity, bulling, resorting to public houses or other improper places, drinking, contumacious defiance of authority, or wilful breach of rules after warning given.
- No instrument of punishment shall be used other than a cane or light stick – not shall more than six cuts be given in any instance.
- In every case the offender shall, if he claim it, be allowed the option before being punished in any way of having the matter laid by the Captain or Head Boy before the Head Master or in College or House questions before the Master in charge: & the Master shall then deal
- The right to fag is vested in such Boys of the VIth Form & Shell as may be above 16 years of age. Boys in the Upper Vth may not fag, nor are they liable to be fagged. All below the Upper Vth are liable to be fagged. No boy in the Eleven at Cricket has any right to fag on that account, unless to pick up balls for him on the ground, up fields.
In consequence of some purling & greasing at School steps in coming down school, in which some small fellow got hurt, a rule has been made that the Sixth shall go down first after second & afterwards schools. How long this will remain in force is doubtful, a similar rule was made a term or two ago and soon came to neglect.
A P Hill
Some confusion having been caused by Scott’s rules about the distribution of prizes at the Athletics; which rules were made last year, at the request of the Committee he altered them & made the following:-
No Boy to take more than two first prizes.
Any Boy losing a first prize under this rule to claim the second prize for such competition, provided that no Boy shall take more than three prizes in all.
If it should thus happen that a prize or prizes in any competition remain un assigned, such prizes shall not fall to the fourth or fifth boy in such competition, but shall be at the disposal of the Committee to award to such boys as in any of the various sports may have, in the opinion of the Committee, desired & failed to obtain a prize.
In consequence of a number of fellows in the Sixth and Remove having taken to wearing ‘cut-aways’ instead of the ‘tail-coat’, Lush and I asked Scott whether there was any rule about it; after a few days he told us that he had consulted the Masters & thought that as long as dark coats were worn, the wearing of ‘tails’ could not be enforced in the Sixth & Remove.
The Athletic Sports this year took place on Oct. 12 and 13. There were two Town Boys on the committee, O.S. Macleay (Grant’s) and W. L. Pemberton (Grant’s). The mile was won by Vidal (Q. S.) in 5.20. In the races open to all Birchett (Rigauds) was third for the mile, Noyes won the long jump (16.4), Leggatt *Grants) was third in 100 yds hurdles, Jackson (Rigauds) obtained first prize in throwing at the wicket & second in throwing the hammer, Hill (Grant’s) was second in half-mile hurdles, Leggatt (Grant’s) carried off second prize in the high jump & third in 100 yds flat race. Roche (home boarder) was second in the 440 yds. The Consolation Race was run in 37 secs. by Pemberton (Grants), Busk (Rigauds) being second and Roope (Grants) third – the prizes were given away in school room & some confusion arose with the rule, stated below, wh. was made by Scott in order that all the prizes might not be carried off by two or three good runners:
“No competitor to take for himself more than two first prizes in any year, or to take the prize in the same contest in successive years.’
This is not meant to interfere with his holding or having his name inscribed as the winner on a Challenge Cup or other Prize wh. does not become the property of the holder: but merely that, in such a case, the Prizes which are so appropriated shd. be given to those next in order in the result. This rule was issued in Oct. but was not entered by Macleay.
A. P. Hill
There are this half seven Town-Boys in the Sixth:
C.M. Lush (H. B.)
E. M. Mee (H. B. Rigaud’s)
W. L. Pemberton (H. B. Grant’s)
J. L. Andrews (Rigaud’s)
A. P. Hill (Grant’s)
J. M. Macpherson (H. B. Grant’s)
H. H. O’Farrell (H. B.)
All boys must now learn either drawing or singing and the first and second division in mathematics have to take up either Applied Mechanics or Astronomy.
A. P. Hill
In consequence of some occurrences in College the following rule was added to those in art. 118.
“No corporal punishment shall be used upon suspicion only: i. e. without clear proof of the guilt of the individual punished. If there be evidence that an offence has been committed by one of a certain number, and the offender be not detected, any general punishment used shall not be corporal punishment.
On Monday the 11th June I went to Scott, in pursuance of a determination formed last Half – and asked him to allow the Under Remove to fag, urging several reasons, and among others, the small number of Townboys then having the power of fagging, and the necessity of keeping up discipline among the smaller fellows, and of giving the Town Boys a fair weight & influence in the upper part of the School, to counteract the (I am sorry to say) increasing predominance of the Q. S. S. He behaved very well in the matter, said that he was sorry to find so few Town Boys in the Upper part of the School, but had been endeavouring to remedy it, by awarding the absurd rules (his own words) brought him last Half, & that, had not Dowdeswell objected most strongly, he should then have allowed this fagging to continue. He took about a fortnight to consider, and then gave his formal assent to the Under Remove fagging & enjoying the same privileges as the Upper.
Oct 1860 Ordered
1 That the right of fagging belongs only to Senior Townboys and Third Elections in the Sixth Form and Remove
2 That Third Elections as such have no right or power whatsoever
3 That no boy shall be punished by any Third Election Townboy below the Sixth Form, nor struck with any racket or similar instrument
4 That no Townboy shall be punished by any Queen’s Scholar except the Captain and Monitors; nor ever without the full knowledgement of the Head Townboy
5 That Minor Candidates remain for all purposes of discipline, under the authority of the Head Townboy until their Elections
6 That no boy above the Upper Fourth shall be required to fag on the T[…]’s Courts
* Rule 6 is now upended by Scott, & making up extended to the Under Vth. The reasons for this change will be seen on referencing to article 38 in the new Ledger. March/83
Added by E. R. Dowdeswell
Barker a third election in the Upper Shell and in the Eleventh having a spite against Lockwood an Under Fourth fellow in the Eleven called him to pick up hoping to find some excuse for tanning him which being bent on he of course easily found & being supported by several seniors & third elections he took him up school & formally tanned him without the knowledge of any Sixth T.B. which as soon as we found out we these Sixth T.Bs* went to Scott & complained of this extraordinary conduct of the Q.Ss. Scott took it very coolly & did not seem inclined to do anything, on which we went to Marshall who took it up very warmly so that Scott was obliged to listen to us and on enquiring he found that the Q.Ss had both prevaricated and misrepresented the facts of the case to him and that Barker was decidedly wrong & to prevent such an open infringement of the rights of T.Bs for the future he gave us the above rules.
*Forster, Swale & myself