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Bangor University
Anglesey Education Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS AED

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Anglesey Education Papers

Short Title: Anglesey Education Papers

Creation date(s): 1918-1930

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 3 items

Name of creator(s): Anglesey County Council, Anglesey Education Committee


Administrative/Biographical history: In Anglesey, north Wales during the early nineteenth century elementary education was provided by groups of schools generally distinguished by the religious affiliation of the pupils and whether or not they received state funding. The National schools were associated with the state and the Anglican Church; British schools provided education for the children of nonconformists. Significant changes in the education system were introduced by parliamentary legislation in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The 1870 Education Act provided for the establishment of school districts in which the ratepayers in each district would elect school boards to examine the provision of elementary education in their district, and if there were not enough school places, they could build and maintain schools out of the rates. School boards could make their own by-laws allowing them to charge fees or not. The 1870 Act established the principle of compulsory elementary education, which in 1880 was made compulsory for all children up to the age of ten. The 1902 National State Education Act allowed local education authorities to take charge of state schools and on 1st June 1904 Anglesey County Council delegated its Education Committee based at Llangefni to take control of schools, a development which initiated an ongoing programme of school building and renovation.
The 1918 Education Act, part of reconstruction legislation after the First World War, made school attendance compulsory for children up to the age of fourteen. It also provided for ancillary services including medical inspection, nursery schools and special needs education.


Scope and content/abstract: Scheme drafts and reports relating to education in Anglesey, 1918-1930: Education Act, 1918. Outline draft, relating to elementary education, of the county council scheme showing how responsibilities and powers under the Education Acts were to be exercised, separately and in co-operation with other bodies, 1920 Report of the subcommittee appointed to prepare a scheme of reorganisation, 1930 After Twenty-Five Years, Education in Anglesey . A summary of educational developments in Anglesey by the Education Committee, 1903-1928


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System of arrangement: Material is incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts , there is no particular order of arrangement.

Conditions governing access: Open to all users

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 1225-1227

Language codes: eng


Archival history:

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Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, August 2002.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Education law and legislation
Education | Wales | Anglesey
Education, Elementary | Wales | Anglesey | History | 20th century

Personal names

Corporate names
Anglesey (Wales) | County Council. Education Committee
Anglesey (Wales) | County Council


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