Person NameForgue School Board; 1873-1919; Aberdeenshire
ActivityForgue School Board covered the area of Forgue civil parish in north west Aberdeenshire. The 1873 Educational Census showed two schools in Forgue parish, the Parish School and the Conland Denominational School. There were 262 children of school age in the parish, of whom 128 attended one of the two schools, while 77 were being educated outside the parish. The Board soon proposed the erection of a school around Largue, to be shared by Forgue and Ythan Wells School Boards, and it opened in 1876. Forgue Public (previously Parish) School was enlarged and upgraded in 1895. 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 NameForgue School Board
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