Webpage created: March 24, 2021
Webpage updated: March 24, 2021
CHARLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS AND INFANTS
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 Girls and Infants had accommodation for 180 girls and 180 infnats.
In 1914 Mrs Helen Harding was the girls' mistress and Miss Lily Gover the infants' mistress. The average attendance at that time was 170 girls and 179 infants.
The Education Act 1918 raised the school-leaving age to the fourteenth birthday.
In 1937, when the school took just the mixed juniors and infants, Miss B M Vosper 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.