Webpage created: March 24, 2021
Webpage updated: March 24, 2021
CASTLE STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
By the Education Act 1902 the management of Castle Street Board School was transferred from the Plymouth School Board to the new Plymouth Local Education Authority, which was actually the Education Committee of Plymouth Borough Council. The transfer took place on Wednesday April 1st 1903. Castle Street Elementary School had accommodation for 213 children and only accepted infants.
In 1914 Mrs Mary Smale was the mistress. The average attendance at that time was 115 children.
The Education Act 1918 raised the school-leaving age to the fourteenth birthday.
In 1937 Miss E Dunn was the head mistress.
The Education Act 1944 raised the school leaving age to the fifteenth birthday as from Tuesday April 1st 1947 and created Primary schools for the 5 to 11 years olds and Secondary Modern, Grammar and Technical Schools.