Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: March 24, 2021
Webpage updated: April 20, 2021




By the Education Act 1902 the management of Cattedown Road Board Schools 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.  Cattedown Road Elementary Schools had accommodation for 486 boys, 295 girls, 295 mixed juniors, and 596 infnats.

In 1914 Mr William Henry Watmough MA was the of the boys' school, which had an average attendance of 462 boys.  Miss J Buckthought was the mistress of the girls' school, which had an average attendance of 255 girls.  Miss Alice Harris was the mistress of the junior mixed school, average attendance 286 children.  Miss E Cole was mistress of the infants' school, which 462 children attended on average..

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

In 1937 Mr D Donahue was the head master of the boys' school; Miss M Bancroft the head mistress of the girls' school; Miss F S Inskip, head mistress of the junior mixed school; and Miss C J How, headmistress of the infants' school.

The School was damaged by enemy action on the night of March 22nd 1941.

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.