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




By the Education Act 1902 the management of Frederick 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.  Frederick Street Elementary School had accommodation for 203 boys and 254 infants.

This was presumably the entrance to Frederick Street School, 1960s.
The motto "Emallit Nores" is beginning of a longer one: "Emollit Mores Nec Sinit Esse Ferros",
which translates as 'Learning Humanizes Character and Does Not Permit it to be Cruel'.
  the late Mr Stanley Mullans/author's collection.

In 1914 it was known as the King Street Elementary School and Mr J H Scroggie was the master of the boys' school and Mrs Annie Powe was the mistress of the infants' school.

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

Looking over the wall at the rear of Frederick Street Elementary School, 1960s.
   the late Mr Stanley Mullans/author's collection.

In 1937 Mr E O Andrew was the head master of the junior mixed school and Miss E A Sach the head mistress of the infants' school..

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.