Person NameFoveran School Board; 1873-1919; Aberdeenshire
ActivityFoveran School Board covered the area of Foveran civil parish on the coast of northern Aberdeenshire. Two of the existing schools taken over by the Board at its institution were Cultercullen, erected on land leased from Mr. Udny and built by public subscription, and Newburgh Mathers, controlled by the magistrates of Aberdeen using funds from the Mathers Bequest. It had 119 pupils, some of whom held Mathers Bursaries. 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 NameFoveran School Board
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