Reference code(s): GB 0214 EMT
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Merthyr Tydfil Division Elementary/Primary schools records
Short Title: Merthyr Tydfil Division Elementary/Primary schools records
Creation date(s): 19th century-20th century
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: (121 volumes, 50 papers, 1 photograph, and 8 booklets)
Name of creator(s): Merthyr Tydfil Divisional Education Committee; Abercanaid Board school; Aberfan school; Abermorlais school; Brecon Road school; Caedraw school; Clwydyfagwyr board; Cyfarthfa school; Dowlais British/Central school; Gellifaelog school; Georgetown school; Heolgerrig school; Merthyr Vale Board school; Mount Pleasant school; Pant school; Pantglas school; Pengarnddu school; Petrebach school; Queen��TMs Road school; St. Cynon��TMs National school; Sandbrook House Rheumatic Hospital school; Treharris school; Troedyrhiw school; Twynyrodyn school; Woodlands school; Ynysowen 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: Merthyr Tydfil Division Elementary/Primary schools records including log books and admission registers relating to Abercanaid Board school, 1872-1926; Aberfan school, 1888-1968; Abermorlais school, 1868-1970; Brecon Road school, 1902-1959; Caedraw school, 1875-1957; Clwydyfagwyr board, 1896-1943; Cyfarthfa school, 1971-1989; Dowlais British/Central school, 1873-1949; Gellifaelog school, 1888-1984; Georgetown schools, 1874-1969; Heolgerrig school, 1877-1928; Merthyr Vale Board school, 1879-1968; Mount Pleasant school, 1912-1952; Pant school, 1882-1962; Pantglas school, 1902-1966; Pengarnddu school, 1865-1958; Petrebach school, 1865-1942; Queen��TMs Road school, 1873-1968; St. Cynon��TMs National school, 1876-1915; Sandbrook House Rheumatic Hospital school, 1937-1959; Treharris school, 1881-1958; Troedyrhiw school, 1876-1966; Twynyrodyn school, 1875-1901; Woodlands school, 1905-1936; Ynysowen school, 1968-1990
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Merthyr Tydfil 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 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 Merthyr Tydfil division have been held and deposited by the individual schools themselves via Merthyr Tydfil divisional education committee.
Immediate source of acquisition: Merthyr Tydfil Divisional Education Committee
Related material: See also EMTSEC (Merthyr Tydfil Intermediate/Secondary schools records); EMTCYSEC (Cyfarthfa Intermediate/Secondary schools records); ESB70 (Merthyr Tydfil 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: January 2006