Record

CodeNA7895
Dates1873-1912
Person NameBanff Landward and Ord School Board; 1873-1912; Banffshire
EpithetBanffshire
ActivityBanff Landward and Ord School Board covered the area of Banff landward parish in northern Banffshire. Banff Landward School Board also assisted with the funding of Blacklaw School, actually in Marnoch parish but close to the border with Ord. Despite local opposition, the Board was amalgamated with Banff Burgh School Board on 16 May 1912 under the Education (Scotland) Act, 1908. The Education (Scotland) Act 1872 (35 & 36 Vict., c.62) 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 NameBanff Landward and Ord School Board
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