OLD EAST STONEHOUSE . UK
www.oldeaststonehouse.uk
 

  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: April 03, 2021
Webpage updated: April 03, 2021

 
OLD EAST STONEHOUSE.UK

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HIGH STREET COUNTY  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

By the Education Act 1902 the management of High Street Board School was transferred from the East Stonehouse School Board to the new Devon County Education Authority, which was actually the Education Committee of Devon County Council.  Although the transfer was supposed to have taken place on Wednesday April 1st 1903, it actually happened on Monday June 1st 1903.  High Street County Elementary School had accommodation for 495 boys and 700 girls and infants.

In 1914 Mr Henry T Budge was master of the boys' school and Miss Lancaster was mistress of the girls and infants' school..  The average attendance at that time was 493 boys, 182 girls and 195 infants.

On and as from November 9th 1914, when Devonport was amalgamated with Plymouth, the School came under the management of the Plymouth Local Education Authority.

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

In 1937 Mr W Blight was head master of the boys' school; Miss E Lancaster was head mistress of the girls' school; and Miss S F Diggory was 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.