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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: March 25, 2021
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WOLSDON STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

By the Education Act 1902 the management of Wolsdon 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.  Wolsdon Street Elementary School had accommodation for 273 girls and 234 infants.

In 1914 Miss E Myers was the mistress of the girls' school and Mrs Ellen Land the mistress of the infants' school.  The average attendance at that time was 235 girls and 191 infants.

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

In 1937, when the School accepted junior mixed and infants, Miss J R Carling 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.