The boys were taught singing, composition, recitation, arithmetic, geography, history and religious instruction. They were taught drawing, elementary science, agriculture, horticulture and poultry keeping. The boys also undertook physical training and played football and cricket. There was an annual sports day.
The 1860 History Gazetteer of Cheshire reported that the School’s yard was covered for the purpose of exercise during winter evenings and wet weather. At this time there was accommodation for 60 boys receiving education which included draining, hedging and ditching, etc. Some boys were employed in the house, cleaning cooking and washing. All boys had daily religious and secular instruction for three hours.