Barry Urban District and Barry Borough Council: Education Committee and Education Department

Scope and Content

Education Committee minutes 1903-1945. Records of the Education Department including official letterbooks 1903-1918; incoming letters files 1901-1930; outgoing letters files 1903-1908 and 1909-1930; financial records relating to school fees for County Schools and Central School, contributions of fees for children in Approved Schools, insitutions and children identified under the Children and Young Perons Act; treasurer's receipts, payments 1914-1944; teachers' salaries ledgers 1931-1943; school attendance reports 1903-1946, prosecutions 1900-1945, hearings 1903-1940, juvenile court charge lists 1941-1948, attendance record books, and record of children 1923-1925 under Employment of Children Act 1903 and Education Act 1913; Gladstone Road Demonstration School minutes 1911-1944; teachers' application forms 1898-1927, and medical certificates 1908-1924.

Administrative / Biographical History

Barry Urban District Council, later Barry Municipal Borough Council, acquired educational powers over elementary education as a 'Part III authority' under the Education Act 1902, taking over many of the functions of the former School Boards. The Education Committee and Education Department were removed in 1945 and replaced by the District Education Sub-Committee of Glamorgan County Council 1945-1946 until education powers were devolved to the Barry Divisional Executive in 1946.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition

Custodial History

The records were transferred before 1974 to Glamorgan County Council.