Webpage created: March 24, 2021
Webpage updated: March 24, 2021
CHARLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR BOYS
By the Education Act 1902 the management of Charles National 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. Charles Elementary School for Boys had accommodation for 3897 boys.
In 1914 Mr Frederick Reginald Glanville ACP was the master. The average attendance at that time was 271 boys.
The Education Act 1918 raised the school-leaving age to the fourteenth birthday.
In 1937 Mr W R Gibson was the head master of what was then a senior mixed school, the junior mixed and infants being at Tavistock Place..
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.