Oystermouth School Records

Scope and Content

Log books, 1878-1960; admission registers, 1878-1937; summary attendance registers, 1903-1921; special subjects registers, 1918-1919; correspondence, 1881-1939; plans, 1926; photographs, c.1890-1920.

Administrative / Biographical History

Oystermouth School was opened as a Board School in Oystermouth, Glamorgan. The Education Act 1870 supplemented existing schools through a network of elementary schools provided by School Boards (known as Board Schools). Under the Education Act 1902 School Boards were abolished and the County Councils became the Local Education Authorities. The Board Schools then became known as Council or County Schools.


Arranged chronologically into: Log books; Admission registers; Summary attendance registers; Special subjects registers; Punishment book; Correspondence; Stock and inventory book; Plans; Photographs.

Access Information

Items under 100 years old containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Education, Primary Schools, catalogue; Powys County Archives Service, Primary schools, catalogues; Powys Digital History Project, (http://history.powys.org.uk/history/intro/entry.html), viewed 28 November 2005

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.


Accruals are possible

Geographical Names