Record

CodeNA8411
Dates1873-1900
Person NameGrangemouth District School Board; 1873-1900
ActivityGrangemouth District School Board was set up in 1873 for the schools in the Grangemouth area of Polmont Parish. In 1900 the Grangemouth area was disjoined from Polmont Parish and erected as a separate civil parish.

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 NameGrangemouth District School Board
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