Record

CodeNA7135
Datesc 1859-1873
JurisdictionFife
Person NameFife; Crossgates Village School Committee; c 1859-1873
ActivityCrossgates Village School Committee was active 1859-1873. In 1873 it was replaced by Dunfermline Parish School Board under the Education (Scotland) Act 1872 (35 & 36 Vict., c.62) which created school boards in Scotland with a statutory duty to provide education for all children between the ages of 5 and 13. The boards had an elected membership made up of owners and occupiers of property of the value of £4 or over. They were responsible for the building and maintenance of schools, staffing and attendance of pupils. They were overseen by the Scotch Board of Education. The Education (Scotland) Act 1901 (64 Vict. and 1 Edw. VII, c.9) raised the school leaving age to 14. School boards were abolished by the Education (Scotland) Act 1918 (8 & 9 Geo. V, c.48) and replaced by education authorities and school management committees.
Corporate NameCrossgates Village School Committee
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