Reference code(s): GB 0214 EA
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Aberdare (and Mountain Ash) Division Primary/Elementary school records
Short Title: Aberdare (and Mountain Ash) Division Primary/Elementary school records
Creation date(s): 19th century-20th century
Level of description: Fonds
Name of creator(s): Aberdare (and Mountain Ash) Divisional Executive Committee; Aberaman schools; Caradog Town school; Aberdare Higher Standard school; Aberdare Juvenile Unemployment Centre; Open Air school for Physically and Mentally Disabled Children; St. Fagans National school; Aberdare Town schools; Duke street and Cwmdare Infants school; Abernant schools; Aman schools; Blaengwawr school; Capcoch schools; Cwmaman and Glynhafod schools; Cwm-bach schools; Cwmdare schools; Hirwaun school; Llwydcoed school; Parc schools; Pen-y-waun schools; Robertstown school; Ynyslwyd school
Administrative/Biographical history: Schools at Primary/Elementary level date from the period which encompasses the establishment of school boards and the subsequent development of a national education system at a local level. Before school boards were set up, all schools in receipt of a state grant were obliged to keep log books under the 1862 Revised Code of Regulations. 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 levy rates and to set up and maintain schools in areas where voluntary provision was inadequate. After the Education Act 1902, the School Boards passed their responsibility for elementary education on to the local education authorities within county councils and county boroughs.
Scope and content/abstract: Aberdare (and Mountain Ash) Division Primary/Elementary school records including log books and admission records relating to Aberaman schools, 1866-1939; Caradog Town school, 1921-1964; Aberdare Higher Standard school, 1890-1932; Aberdare Juvenile Unemployment Centre, 1927-1941; Open Air school for Physically and Mentally Disabled Children, 1914-1950; St. Fagans National school Trecynon, 1863-1963; Aberdare Town schools, 1875-1963; Duke street and Cwmdare Infants schools, 1869-1883; Abernant schools, 1892-1967; Aman schools, 1894-1960; Blaengwawr school, 1880-1969; Capcoch schools, 1872-1938; Cwmaman and Hirwaun War Nursery, 1943-1944; Cwmaman and Glynhafod schools, 1869-1987; Cwm-bach schools, 1868-1950; Cwmdare schools, 1864-1949; Hirwaun school, 1876-1949; Llwydcoed school, 1878-1934; Parc schools, 1865-1951; Pen-y-waun schools, 1897-1983; Robertstown school, 1972-1929; Ynyslwyd school, 1904-1953
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Aberdare (and Mountain Ash) Division Primary/Elementary school 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: A full version of the catallogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed
Accruals: Accruals are possible
Archival history: All of the records for Elementary/Primary schools in Aberdare and Mountain Ash division have been held and deposited by the individual schools themselves via Aberdare and Mountain Ash divisional executive committee.
Immediate source of acquisition: Aberdare and Mountain Ash Divisional Executive Committee
Related material: See also ESEC (Secondary School records); EASEC (Aberdare Intermediate/Secondary school records); EMASEC, (Mountain Ash Intermediate/Secondary school records); ESB2 (Aberdare School Board records)
Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Archives finding aids
Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: January 2006