Archive Record

Collection Inverclyde Archives: Burgh and Council Records
Catalogue Number LG1/1/09
Object Name Series, Archival
Level of description Series
Title Greenock Burgh School Board, papers
Date 1873-1919
Creator Greenock Burgh | School Board
Dates of Creation 1873-1919
Extent of Description 88 volumes; 3 items
Admin/Biographical History Greenock Burgh School Board was the education authority for the burgh of Greenock, Renfrewshire, between 1873 and 1919. The Education (Scotland) Act 1872 (35 & 36 Vict. c.62) created school boards in Scotland with a statutory duty to provide education for all children between the ages of 5 and 13. The boards had an elected membership made up of owners and occupiers of property of the value of £4 or over, and were responsible for the building and maintenance of schools, staffing and attendance of pupils. They were overseen by a central authority, the Scotch Board of Education. School boards were abolished by the Education (Scotland) Act 1918 (8 & 9 Geo. V, c.48) and replaced by education authorities and school management committees.
Search Terms Greenock School Board
Greenock Burgh (1635-1975)
Parent ObjectID LG1/1
Child Records Inverclyde Archives: Burgh and Council Records
Inverclyde Archives: Burgh and Council Records
Inverclyde Archives: Burgh and Council Records
Inverclyde Archives: Burgh and Council Records