The following notice appeared in the Peterborough Advertiser:
The MISSES STRICKLAND RESPECTFULLY inform their Friends and the Public that they intend opening a School after the Midsummer Vacation, for the instruction of young Ladies. With hopeful confidence they solicit a share of public patronage, assuring their friends that every effort will be used for advancement of the pupils entrusted to their charge. The First Quarter will commence on Monday July 16th 1855. TERMS - Young Ladies are Boarded and Instructed in Writing, Arithmetic, Geography, History etc., at £18 18s per annum. Day pupils: 10s 6d per quarter. Laundress: Two Guineas per annum. A Quarter's Notice previous to the removal of a young lady. Each young lady to be provided with a pair of sheets, a fork and spoon, which will be returned on their leaving. 34 Cowgate Street, Peterborough.
Taken from The Peterborough Book of Days by Brian Jones, The History Press, 2014.