Reference code(s): GB 0214 ESEC66
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: City of Cardiff High School for Girls records
Short Title: City of Cardiff High School for Girls records
Creation date(s): 1895-1968
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.36 cubic metres (5 boxes, 27 volumes)
Name of creator(s): City of Cardiff High School for Girls records
Administrative/Biographical history: The school was opened in January 1895 in the Parade, Cardiff, under the terms of the Welsh Intermediate Education Act 1889, hence its initial name of the Cardiff Intermediate School for Girls, which was changed in 1911 to City of Cardiff High School for Girls. From 1905 secondary school education in Cardiff was largely provided through a system of Municipal Secondary Schools (Howard Gardens established 1885, Canton from 1907 and Cathays) organised under the Education Act of 1902 and the high schools for boys and girls in Cardiff. Both Cardiff High Schools were amalgamated in 1970 with Ty Celyn Secondary school in Llandennis Road to from Cardiff High School as a new comprehensive.
Scope and content/abstract: City of Cardiff High School for Girls records comprising of registers of pupils, 1899-1931; registers of admissions, 1894-1924; registers of new entrants, 1932-1954; address book of pupils, c1895-1920; pupils' record cards, 1926-1968; Library publications, 1708-1722
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: City of Cardiff High School for Girls records arranged chronologically by record series
Conditions governing access: Items containing information on named Individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act and Record Office policy
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record conditions apply
Finding aids: Handlist available at the Glamorgan Record Office
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed
Accruals: Accruals are possible
Immediate source of acquisition:
Related material: See also ESEC65 (City of Cardiff High School for Boys records)
Publication note: Catherine Carr, The Spinning Wheel: City of Cardiff High School for Girls 1895-1955, (Cardiff, 1955); Walter King, Towards the Light: The Story of Cardiff High School for Boys 1898-1970, (Llanharan 1992).
Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; Catherine Carr, The Spinning Wheel: City of Cardiff High School for Girls 1895-1955, (Cardiff, 1955); Walter King, Towards the Light: The Story of Cardiff High School for Boys 1898-1970, (Llanharan 1992). Edited by Hannah Price for the Glamorgan Record Office.
Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: January 2006. Edited February 2009.