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Rhondda Divison Elementary/Primary schools records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 ER

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Rhondda Divison Elementary/Primary schools records

Short Title: Rhondda Divison Elementary/Primary schools records

Creation date(s): 1800-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (231 volumes, 79 papers, and 7 booklets)

Name of creator(s): Rhondda Divisonal Education Committee;Aberllechau school; Alaw school; Blaenclydach school; Blaenllechau school; Blaenrhondda school; Blaen-y-cwm school; Bodringallt British Board school; Bronllwyn school; Craig-yr-eos school; Cwmclydach school; Cymer National Board school; Dinas Colliery British school; Dunraven (Treherbert) school; Dyffryn schools; Ferndale British school; Gelli (formerly Ty-isaf) school; Graig-ddu school; Hafod school; Hendrefadog (Tylorstown) school; Llywcelyn school; Llwynypia Colliery school; Maerdy school; Park school; Pencelli school; Pentre Colliery school; Pentre British school; Pen-y-graig Colliery British school; Penyrenglyn Board school; Pontrhondda school; Pontâ?"y-gwaith school; Porth school; Porth Higher Grade/Secondary school; Porth Islwyn Ty-newydd; Stanleytown school; Ton British school; Ton Cookery Centre; Tonypandy school; Dinas school Tonypandy; Tonypandy Roman Catholic; Trealaw Board school; Treherbert British school; Treherbert National school; Treorchy schools; Treorchy Handicraft Centre; Tylorstown school; Williamstown school; Ynyshir Board school; Ynys-wen 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: Rhondda Division Elementary/Primary schools records including log books and admissions registers relating to Aberllechau school, 1889-1917; Blaenclydach Elementary/Infants, 1906-1937; Blaenrhondda Elementary, 1882-1936; Blaen-y-cwm British/Elementary, 1882-1946; Bodringallt British Board school, 1864-1941; Cwmclydach school, 1878-1937; Cymer National Board school, 1881-1995; Dinas schools, 1862-1910; Dunraven (Treherbert) schools, 1882-1971; Dyffryn schools, 1903-1959; Ferndale Board school, 1876-1996; Gelli (formerly Ty-isaf) school, 1876-1929; Graig-ddu school, 1903-1918; Hafod school, 1878-1959; Hendrefadog (Tylorstown) school, 1913-1990; Llywcelyn school, 1899-1979; Llwynypia Colliery school, 1873-1996; Maerdy school, 1880-1985; Park school, 1876-1912; Pencelli school, 1914-1922; Pentre Colliery school, 1876-1911; Pentre British school, 1875-1963; Pen-y-graig Colliery British school, 1870-1942; Penyrenglyn Board school, 1880-1930; Pontrhondda school, 1896-1965; Pont-y-gwaith school, 1893-1946; Porth school, 1880-1936; Porth Higher Grade/Secondary school, 1900-1934; Porth Islwyn Ty-newydd, 1903-1933; Stanleytown school, 1901-1977; Ton British school, 1882-1926; Ton Cookery Centre, 1923-1935; Tonypandy school, 1894-1948; Dinas school Tonypandy, 1881-1909; Tonypandy Roman Catholic, 1887-1943; Trealaw Board school, 1880-1922; Treherbert British school, 1881-1931; Treorchy schools, 1874-1925; Treorchy Handicraft Centre, 1912-1929; Tylorstown school, 1881-1980; Williamstown school, 1882-1929; Ynyshir Board school, 1881-1915; Ynys-wen school, 1882-1929


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Rhondda Divison 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 Rhondda division have been held and deposited by the individual schools themselves via Rhondda divisional education committee.

Immediate source of acquisition: Rhondda Divisional Education Committee


Related material: See also ESEC (Intermediate/Secondary schools records); ESB58 (Rhondda Ystradyfodwg 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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