Person NameArdallie School Board; 1873-1919; Aberdeenshire
ActivityArdallie was a quoad sacra parish in northern Aberdeenshire. There was only one school in the parish when the School Board was set up, Ardallie Female School, but other schools were used by the Board: Bogbrae School in Cruden, Shannas School in Old Deer, Lenabo School and Tillydesk School in Ellon, Commonty School and Dorbshill School in Logie Buchan, and Hatton School in Cruden. Ardallie Female School had been set up by a Mr. Gordon, and was transferred to the Board's control in October, 1873. It was adapted and enlarged by the Board to become Ardallie Public School, and began its new existence in 1877, along with a new schoolhouse. 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 NameArdallie School Board
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