School Boards

Scope and Content

Minute books

Administrative / Biographical History

School boards were set up under the Elementary Education Act 1870. They were elected bodies, empowered to levy a rate to establish and maintain schools in districts where voluntary provision was inadequate, to frame bye-laws for the compulsory attendance of children aged between 5 and 13, and for setting the school leaving age. The 1902 Education Act replaced school boards with local education authorities.


Arranged by school board, then in date order.

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No restrictions

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service

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Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records received by the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained


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