Record

CodeNA7815
Dates1873-1919
Person NameCrathie and Braemar School Board; 1873-1919; Aberdeenshire
EpithetAberdeenshire
ActivityCrathie and Braemar School Board covered the area of the large civil parish of Crathie and Braemar in western Aberdeenshire. At the time of the school census of 1887, there were 285 children of school age in the parish: the average attendance at school (not only at Board schools) was 242. Among the Board schools were Crathie, Braemar and Aberarder Public Schools: Aberarder suffered from increasingly poor attendance, and was closed by Aberdeenshire Education Authority in 1920. 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 NameCrathie and Braemar School Board
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