Brian Moseley, Plymouth
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By the Education Act 1902 the management of Mount 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.  Mount Street Elementary School had accommodation for 338 boys, 255 girls, 326 junior mixed, and 334 infants.

In 1914 Mr Robert Damerall Jutson was the master of the boys' school; Miss A E Dyer was the mistress of the girls' school; Miss M Cook was the mistress of the junior mixed school; and Miss C Moore was mistress of the infants' school.  The average attendance at that time was 297 boys, 215 girls, 300 junior mixed, and 286 infants.

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

In 1937 Mr W J Liddicoat was head master of the senior boys' school; Miss E E W Cain was head mistress of the senior girls' school; Mr W J Crocker was head master of the junior mixed and 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.