Document referenceESB68
Level of description Fonds
TitleCardiff School Board Records
Date1875-1926
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.
DescriptionRecords of the Cardiff School Board comprising minutes, 1875-1904; appointment book, 1898-1907; staff books, 1898-1905; register of teachers' salaries, c 1900; reports, 1876-1903; picture book, 1899-1903; School Board Gazette, 1899-1902; Education, 1903-1909; School Board Chronicle, 1896-1903; School Government Chronicle, 1903-1913; list of pupil teachers, 1888; visitor's report book, 1879; year books, 1897-1901; register of title deeds, 1884-1904; mortgage registers, 1877-1914; school files of individual schools, 1892-1926.
ArrangementArranged chronologically by record series
LanguageEnglish
Extent122 volumes, and 16 files
AppraisalAll records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Archives have been retained.
Source of AcquisitionDeposited at the Glamorgan Record Office via Chepstow Museum, 1977
Finding AidsA handlist is available at the Glamorgan Record Office
Related materialDX489; ESBC; EC; ESEC; ESE
Conditions of accessNo restrictions
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