Person NamePerth and Kinross Joint County Council Local Education Sub-Committee; 1929-1975
ActivityPrior to 1872 education in Scotland was in the hands of the heritors and kirk session of a parish and the town councils. The Education (Scotland) Act, 1872 (35 & 36 Vict., c. 62) set up school boards who administered local schools and provided elementary education which was made compulsory between the ages of 5 and 13. School boards were usually set up for each parish and burgh (royal and parliamentary). It also established the Scotch Board of Education as a central government authority (it became the Scottish Board of Education in 1918). The Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1889 (52 & 53 Vict., c 50) established free elementary education. Provision for secondary education was not compulsory but many authorities set up secondary education committees to provide for it. The Education (Scotland) Act, 1901 (64 Vict. and 1 Edw. VII, c. 9) established mandatory secondary education committees to improve provision and raised the school leaving age to 14. The Education (Scotland) Act 1918 (8 & 9 Geo. V, c. 48) established education authorities in every county to administer education on a county wide basis. School boards were abolished and replaced with school management committees for the management of individual schools or groups of schools. The functions of the education authority were transferred to county councils and to the four counties of cities (Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow) under the terms of the Local Authority (Scotland) Act, 1929 (19 & 20 Geo. V, c 25). School management committees were replaced with education sub-committees or local education sub-committees by the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1947 (10 & 11 GeoV, c. 43). The Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1973 (c. 65) transferred the duties of county councils for education to regional councils in 1975.
Corporate NamePerth and Kinross Joint County Council Local Education Sub-Committee
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