This page gives details of which records are available now to be searched online.
The site home page is here.
For an example on how I used the school registers to track a Sheffield family in the 1910s and 1920s, then visit this page.
This page of the UK School Records website concentrates on which records are available for you to view now online.
Those available online fall into two groups. First are where the records of an individual school has been transcribed and while that is an added bonus if your ancestor happened to go to the school, there is a low chance of finding them if you just know that they lived in a certain town.
Much more useful are where the records of all schools in an area have been transcribed and it is these that are starting to become available for online searching, although coverage is far from universal.
This major collection from Findmypast of Manchester School Registers covers the period 1870-1916, 35 schools in total.
These collection from Family Search of Cheshire School registers contain about 1.9 million names from 120 Cheshire schools. It is free to access and search.
This collection available from Findmypast details the entrance of 29,251 pupils into around 10 schools (18 registers).
Another collection available on Ancestry with details from about 50 schools, about 25,000 records.
Various groups and organisations have also put individual school admission records online
Bourne Abbey, Bourne, Lincs (free)
Loxton School, Somerset (free)
Pirton, Hertfordshire (free)
Belper, Derbyshire (free)
Charterhouse Register 1872-1910 (on Ancestry)
Eton School to 1850 (on Ancestry)
Harrow School Register 1801-1893 (on Ancestry)
Sedbergh School Register 1546-1895 (on Ancestry)
Sudbrook School (on Ancestry)
Uppingham School to 1824-1921 (on Ancestry)
Westminster School to 1927 (on Ancestry)
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