Document referenceESB2
Level of description Fonds
TitleAberdare School Board Records
Date1870-1944
BackgroundFollowing the Education Act 1870, School Boards were established to provide education in areas where no such provision existed. The School Boards were elected bodies, empowered to set up and maintain schools in areas 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. After the Education Act 1902, the School Boards passed their responsibility for elementary education to the Local Education Authorities within Glamorgan County Council.
DescriptionAberdare School Board records comprising of minute books, 1872-1886; school returns, 1879-1923; report and letter books, 1878-1903; ledgers and accounts, 1872-1903; cash books, 1881-1901; Duffryn Joint Schools records comprising of accounts receipts and statistics, 1872-1886; correspondence relating to teaching posts and appointments, 1872-1885; reports, 1867-1883; correspondence relating to school matters arranged chronologically, 1868-1882; education department forms, notices and circulars 1868-1882; science and art department of Committee of Council on Education papers, 1869-1880; notices of Duffryn Joint Schools management Committee, 1882; notes and account books of Correspondent for Duffryn Schools, 1864-1867; education department and school board schedules and circulars, c 1878; miscellaneous schedules, circulars and accounts, 1871-1879; Llanwonno Schools record comprising of agreements to combine for administration, 1881-1890; regulations for conducting joint committee business, 1882; treasurers bonds, 1879-1885; papers relating to restoration of Duffryn schools after fire damage, 1893; grants, 1884-1899; returns, 1893-1895; arbitration award Aberdare versus Llanwonno school boards, 1898; list of books and documents transferred to Llanwonno school board, 1899; accounts and statements of loans, 1893-1898; contracts, 1874-1903; mortgages, 1874-1903; byelaws 1872-1902; deeds and leases, 1857-1899.
ArrangementArranged chronologically by record series
LanguageEnglish
Extent33 volumes, 4 boxes, 35 bundles, 10 files, 3 portfolios, 19 papers, and 6 booklets
AppraisalAll records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Archives have been retained.
Source of AcquisitionAberdare School Board records deposited by Aberdare and Mountain Ash Divisional Executive Officer, 1947 Dyffryn Joint Schools records deposited by private individual, 1967 Duffryn and Llanwonno School Boards records deposited by Director of Education for Glamorgan County Council, 1971
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