Country Free-School — unlike a boarding school a school in which learning was to be given without pay. The institutions received their funds from charitable endowments, their size and syllabus varied accordingly: A school founded in Wiltshire by Sir John Ernle of Whetham in the 17th century accepted for 5 boys, as did another one founded in 1670 by William Woodroffe in the area. Calne had free school founded in 1662/64 where English was to be taught to 30 boys, the master received £52 a year in the 1670s. In 1683 the commissioners of charitable uses declared that, besides English, he might be required to teach the catechism, writing, arithmetic, and Latin. Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School in Marlow provided, more pragmatically, education for 24 poor boys, “to read and write and cast accounts” and 24 poor girls to knit, spin and make bone lace.