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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: March 27, 2021
Webpage updated: March 27, 2021

        

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SAINT JOHN'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

By the Education Act 1902 the management of the Sutton-on-Plym National School was transferred from the Church of England 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.  Saint John's Church of England Elementary School had accommodation for 272 boys, 167 girls and 168 infants.

In 1914 Mr W H Jarvis was the master of the boys' school; Miss Rickard was the mistress of the girls' school; and Miss F Crocker was the mistress of the infants' school.  The average attendance at that time was 181 boys, 124 girls and 116 infants.

The Education Act 1918 raised the school-leaving age to the fourteenth birthday.

Saint John's Church of England Elementary School was closed by 1937.