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Mountain Ash Division Elementary/Primary schools records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 EMA

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Mountain Ash Division Elementary/Primary schools records

Short Title: Mountain Ash Division Elementary/Primary schools records

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

Level of description: Fonds


Name of creator(s): Mountain Ash Divisional Education Committee; Abercynon Navigation school; Abercynon Relief school; Abertaf school; Carnetown school; Caegarw school; Cefnpennar school; Cwmpennar British school; Cynon school; Darren-las school; Dyffryn Board schools; Glyn-gwyn school; Gwernifor school; Miskin school; York Street Seniors Mountain Ash; Mountain Ash Mixed Higher/Central school; Newtown school; Pengeulan school; Clarence Street Special school; Penrhiwceibr school; Perthcelyn school; Ynys-boeth Board school; Ynys-y-bwl British school; Mountain Ash Roman Catholic 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: Mountain Ash Division Elementary/Primary schools records including log books and admission registers relating to Abercynon Navigation school, 1875-1966; Abercynon Relief school, 1902-1904; Abertaf school, 1904-1966; Carnetown school, 1904-1970; Caegarw school, 1906-1954; Cefnpennar school, 1895-1936; Cwmpennar British school, 1874-1962; Darren-las school, 1907-1941; Dyffryn Board schools, 1893-1961; Miskin/Gwernifor school, 1872-1983; York Street Seniors Mountain Ash, 1915-1952; Mountain Ash Mixed Higher/Central school, 1911-1966; Newtown school, 1871-1961; Pengeulan school, 1906-1939; Clarence Street Special school, 1907-1939; Penrhiwceibr school, 1879-1981; Ynys-boeth Board school, 1899-1947; Ynys-y-bwl British school, 1868-1911; Mountain Ash Roman Catholic school, 1906-1942


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Mountain Ash Division Elementary/Primary schools 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 Glamorgan Archives policy

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives 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 Mountain Ash division have been held and deposited by the individual schools themselves via Mountain Ash divisional education committee.

Immediate source of acquisition: Mountain Ash Divisional Education Committee


Related material: See also ESEC (Intermediate/Secondary schools records); EA (Aberdare and Mountain Ash division Elementary/Primary schools records); ESB (School board records)


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: February 2006


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