Victorian London - Charities - British and Foreign School Society

BRITISH AND FOREIGN SCHOOL SOCIETY: office, Borough Road. Annual income, 18,2501. Schools connected with the Society in and around London, 235; scholars (in round numbers), 30,000. These schools are open to children of every religious denomination, and are conducted on the monitorial or Lancasterian system. 
    The Normal Schools of the society (established in 1818, and under the patronage of the Queen) are situated in the Borough Road. Here male and female teachers are instructed in the principles of tuition, and in the art of communicating knowledge in the most approved methods to juvenile pupils. A Training College for mistresses has been recently erected in the Clapham Road. The Wesleyan Normal Schools occupy extensive buildings in Horseferry Road, Westminster.

Cruchley's London in 1865 : A Handbook for Strangers, 1865