Webpage created: March 25, 2021
Webpage updated: March 25, 2021
UNION STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
By the Education Act 1902 the management of Union Street Board School in Summerland Place 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. Union Street Elementary School had accommodation for 240 boys, 240 girls and 310 infants.
In 1914 Mr E Ruse was the master of the boys' school; Miss F Crocker the mistress of the girls' school and Miss Mary Yeo the mistress of the infants' school. The average attendance at that time was 241 boys, 241 girls and 264 infants.
The Education Act 1918 raised the school-leaving age to the fourteenth birthday.
In 1937 Mr H Taylor was the head master of the boys' school; Miss M Doidge was the head mistress of the girls' school and Miss B K Pethrick was 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.