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Glamorgan Archives
Cardiff School Board records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 ESB68

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Cardiff School Board records

Short Title: Cardiff School Board records

Creation date(s): 1875-1926

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.84 cubic metres (122 volumes, 16 files)

Name of creator(s): Cardiff School Board


Administrative/Biographical history: Following 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.


Scope and content/abstract: Records 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.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically by record series

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Finding aids: A handlist is available at the Glamorgan Record Office


Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office via Chepstow Museum, 1977


Related material: DX489; ESBC; EC; ESEC; ESE


Archivist's note: Annabel Wickham for the ANW project; Sources used: Wynne Evans, Leslie, Education in Industrial Wales 1700-1900 (Cardiff:1971)

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2005

Cardiff School Board | Archives
Education | Wales | Cardiff
School boards | Wales | Cardiff

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