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SCHOOLS

CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX

Updated:  11 April 2014 

 

1507
   

1561
 

1615
 

1630
 

1671
 

1674
 

1714
 

1717
 

1734
 

1764
 

 
   

1778
   

1785
   

1787
 

179X
   

1799
   

1809
 

1811
  • Founding of the National Society for the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the established Church

1812
   

1819
 

1821
 

1822
 

1823
 

1827
 

1829
 

1830
 

1831
 

1833
 

1834
 

1836
  • School Sites Act 1836
 

1838
 

1841
  • School Sites Act 1841
 

1842
 

1844
 

1846
 

1847
   

1848
 

1850
 

1851
 

1852
 

1854
 

1855
 

1857
 

1858
 

1860

1861

1861 or 1862
 

1862
   

1863
 

1865
 

By 1866
 

1867
 

1868

1869
   

1870
   

1871

1872

1873
 

1874

1875

1876
 

1877
 

1878
 

1880s
   

1881
 

1882
 

1883
 

1885
 

1886
 

1887
   

1890
   

1892

1893
 

1895
 

1896
 

1897
 

1898
 

1900
   

1901
 

1903
 

1904
 

1906

1908
 

1909
 

1910
 

1911
 

1912
 

1914

1918
 

1920
 

1921
   

1924
 

1926

1927

1929
 

1931
 

1933/34

1935

1936
   

1937

1938
 

1939

 


1944

The Education Act 1944, promoted by Mr R A Butler, Minister of Education, reconstituted the Board of Education as the Ministry of Education and created a new Tripartite system of free secondary education for children of both sexes over the age of 11 years.  The system created grammar schools, secondary technical schools and secondary modern schools and local education authorities were also permitted to open comprehensive schools in which all three were to be accommodated.  The school leaving age remained at 15 years until 1973.

In regards to primary schools, although many came into being in 1928 following a report on education published two years earlier, they were not formalised until the 1944 Education came into force.  Until then schools in Plymouth were still known by the pre-War titles of infants, junior mixed, junior boys, or junior girls.


1945
 

1946
   

1947
 

1948
 

1949

1951
 

1952

1953
 

1955
 

1956

1957
 

1958
 

1959
   

1960s
 

1960
 

1962
 

1963
 

1965
 

1968

1970
   

1971
   

1972
 

1975
   

1976
 

1977
   

1978
   

1979
   

1981
 

1982
   

1983
 

1984
   

1985
 

1986
   

1989/90
 

1993

1994

2008
 

2009
 

 
 

Not accounted for as yet

 x

  Brian Moseley, Plymouth, UK

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