Person NameArbroath Burgh School Board; 1872-1918
ActivityThe Education (Scotland) Act 1872 (35 & 36 Victoria cap 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 Scottish Board of Education. The Education (Scotland) Act 1901 (64 Victoria and 1 Edw.VII, cap 9) raised the school leaving age to 14. School boards were abolished under the terms of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1918 (8 & 9 Geo.V cap 48) and replaced with school management committees.
Corporate NameArbroath Burgh School Board
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