Webpage created: March 25, 2021
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PALACE COURT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
By the Education Act 1902 the management of Palace Court 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. Palace Court Elementary School had accommodation for 247 boys, 288 girls and 257 infants.
In 1914 Mr C G Richards was master of the boys' school, Miss Jane Wills the mistress of the girls' school and Mrs J McDonald the mistress of the infants' school. The average attendance at that time was 226 boys, 241 girls and 190 infants.
The Education Act 1918 raised the school-leaving age to the fourteenth birthday.
In 1937, when the school took senior girls, junior mixed and infants, Miss E L Paul was the head mistress of the senior girls' school, Miss V Chegwidden the head mistress 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.