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Caerphilly and Gelligaer Division Elementary/Primary school records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 ECG

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Caerphilly and Gelligaer Division Elementary/Primary school records

Short Title: Caerphilly and Gelligaer Division Elementary/Primary school records

Creation date(s): 19th century-20th century

Level of description: Fonds


Name of creator(s): Caerphilly and Gelligaer Divisional Executive Committee; Abertridwr schools; Abermill Mixed school; Bargoed Juvenile Unemployment Centre; Bedlinog schools; Brithdir schools; Fochrhiw/Pen-y-banc schools; Gwyndy school Caerphilly; Caerphilly Cookery class; Caerphilly Juvenile Employment Centre; Caerphilly National schools; Caerphilly board school; Cwmaber schools; Deri British school; Gelligaer Elementary; Gelligaer Girls Higher Grade/Advanced school; Gilfach Fargoed school; Hengoed school; Llanbradach National school; Coed-y-Brain Elementary/Junior school; Llanfabon national school; Pant-y-waun Board school; pengam school; Pen-yr-heol; Pontlottyn school; Rudry school; Senghenydd schools; South Bargoed school; Taffs Well school; Tirpill school; Trelewis schools; Trenewydd school; Troedyrhiwfuwch schools; Ystrad Mynach school


Administrative/Biographical history: The records of individual schools at Primary/Elementary level relates to the period which encompasses the establishment of school boards and subsequent evolutions in the 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. Therefore, some of the individual schools mentioned here may have also been board schools at some point over the period. 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: Caerphilly and Gelligaer Division Elementary/Primary school records including log books and admission registers relating to Abertridwr schools, 1872-1952; Abermill Mixed school, 1896-1908; Bargoed school, 1894-1981; Bargoed Juvenile Unemployment Centre, 1928-1937; Bedlinog schools, 1869-1951; Brithdir schools, 1879-1976; Fochrhiw/Pen-y-banc schools, 1879-1963; Gwyndy school Caerphilly, 1875-1969; Caerphilly Cookery class, 1908-1926; Caerphilly Juvenile Employment Centre, 1936-1940; Caerphilly National schools, 1868-1913; Caerphilly board school, 1876-1980; Cwmaber schools, 1909-1946; Deri British school, 1869-1955; Fochrhiw Elementary, 1872-1994; Gelligaer Elementary, 1875-1938; Gelligaer Girls Higher Grade/Advanced school, 1883-1897; Gilfach Fargoed school, 1898-1948; Hengoed school, 1887-1973; Llanbradach National school, 1892-1952; Coed-y-Brain Elementary/Junior school, 1900-1959; Llanfabon national school, 1883-1960; Pant-y-waun Board school, 1881-1962; Pengam school, 1907-1951; Pen-yr-heol, 1908-1909; Pontlottyn school, 1865-1931; Rudry school, 1900-1958; Senghenydd schools, 1895-1979; South Bargoed school, 1913-1963; Taffs Well school, 1879-1948; Tirpill school, 1902-1932; Trelewis schools, 1878-1947; Trenewydd school, 1874-1893; Troedyrhiwfuwch schools, 1869-1922; Ystrad Mynach school, 1915-1959


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Caerphilly and Gelligaer Division Elementary/Primary 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 catalogue can be searched online at


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 Caerphilly and Gelligaer division have been held and deposited by the individual schools themselves via Caerphily and Gelligaer Divisonal Executive Committee

Immediate source of acquisition: Caerphily and Gelligaer Divisonal Executive Committee


Related material: See also ESEC (Secondary school records); ESB18 (Gelligaer school board records); DESB61 (Rudry school board records); XSE1, (Education miscellaneous records); DXFU (Llanfabon National school committee minute book, 1847-1898); D53/1 (Pontlottyn Higher Grade school account book, 1883-1897)


Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office 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


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