OLD PLYMOUTH . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: March 27, 2021
Webpage updated: March 27, 2021

        

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SAINT PETER'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

By the Education Act 1902 the management of Saint Peter's 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 Peter's Church of England Elementary School had accommodation for 365 boys, 209 girls and 189 infants.

In 1914 Mr Walter Bloye was the master of the boys' school; Miss Emily Voaden was mistress of the girls' school; and Miss Rose Carter was mistress of the infants' school.  The average attendance at that time was 276 boys, 159 girls and 160 infants.

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

In 1937, when the School took senior mixed, junior mixed and infants,  Mr J D Kitto was head master and Miss E Hutchings 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.