Document referenceESB70
Level of description Fonds
TitleMerthyr Tydfil School Board Records
Creator(s)Merthyr Tydfil 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.
DescriptionMerthyr Tydfil School Board records comprising of minutes and reports, 1871-1904; correspondence, 1871-1906; accounts, 1871-1905; papers relating to transfer of schools to Merthyr Tydfil School Board, 1871-1875; teachers salaries, appointments and training, 1877-1907; papers relating to science and art classes, 1877-1904; attendence and truancy, 1871-1904; school board miscellanea, 1872-1902
ArrangementArranged chronologically by record series
Extent77 volumes, 25 booklets, 15 papers, 34 files, 39 bundles, 1 card
AppraisalAll records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Archives have been retained.
Source of AcquisitionDeposited by Merthyr Borough Education Department, 1966
Finding AidsA detailed catalogue is available online.
Related materialESBMT; EMT
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