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Glamorgan Archives
Barry School Board Records

Reference code(s): GB0214 ESB3

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Barry School Board Records

Short Title: Barry School Board Records

Creation date(s): 1874-1905

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.12 cubic metres (16 volumes, 1 paper)

Name of creator(s): Barry 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 Barry school board comprising minutes, 1874-1903; letter books, 1876-1900; ledger, 1891-1898; cash book 1900-1905; notice of candidates for school board elections, 1889


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically by record series

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply

Finding aids: A full version of the catallogue can be searched online at


Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history: Deposited by the divisional executive officer, Cardiff, 1947

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: ESE


Archivist's note: Annabel Wickham for the ANW project

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2006

Barry School Board | Archives
Education | Wales | Barry
School boards | Wales | Vale of Glamorgan

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Barry School Board

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