Oxford Street School, Swansea, Records

Scope and Content

Log books, 1863-1940; admission registers, 1873-1906; summary attendance registers, 1900-1936; correspondence, 1923-1940; photographs of school opening after rebuilding, 1910; copy of The early history of the National Schools, Oxford Street Swansea by Duncan John Webber, 2000.

Administrative / Biographical History

Oxford Street National School, Swansea, Glamorgan, opened in about 1863, was originally a school for boys, girls and infants. The infants department closed in 1932 and the boys and girls departments became senior schools. It was closed temporarily in 1940, owing to the outbreak of war, and reopened in 1947 as a secondary modern school.


Arranged chronologically into: log books; admission registers; summary attendance registers; correspondence; photographs; history.

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 Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Education - Primary Schools, catalogue; Collis, Kim, West Glamorgan Archive Service - A Guide to the Collections (West Glamorgan Archive Service, 1998).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names