Document referenceESB50
Level of description Fonds
TitlePontypridd School Board Records
Creator(s)Pontypridd School Board
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.
DescriptionPontypridd School Board records comprising minute books, 1895-1903; cash book, 1896-1898; salary registers, 1897-1903; abstract book, 1900-1903; loan account book, 1900-1903; school plans, n.d; photographs, 1883-1903; correspondence, 1895-1915; ledger, 1897; Letterbook (outgoing), 1898-1900
ArrangementArranged chronologically by record series
Extent13 volumes, 2 plans, 12 photographs, 7 papers, and 1 envelope
Physical characteristicsFair condition
AppraisalAll records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Archives have been retained.
Source of Acquisition10 volumes deposited by divisional executive, 1948; Ledger deposited by Pontypridd and Llantrisant divisional education office, 1973; photographs deposited by private individual, 1996; Letterbook (outgoing), 1898-1900 transferred from Pontypridd Historical Centre, 2013
Finding AidsA detailed catalogue is available online
Related materialPontypridd and Llantrisant Division School records held at Glamorgan Archives (Ref EPP)
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