Welsh Office and predecessors: HM Inspectorate of Schools: Unregistered Papers

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Welsh Office and predecessors: HM Inspectorate of Schools: Unregistered Papers

This series contains unregistered papers produced by individual HM Inspectors while they were carrying out their routine duties in Wales. They include handwritten notes relating both to routine pastoral visits and the initial drafts of formal inspection reports, working notes and papers, and correspondence relating to all types of schools and related institutions. All types of individual schools (infants, junior and secondary; local education authority and independent) are covered in this series, as are youth clubs and centres. The series also contains the result of a survey of the Welsh language in Glamorgan carried out in 1938, and surveys relating to the teaching of Welsh in the counties of South Wales.


The records are arranged in the same order in which they were sent to the Welsh Office Record Centre in 1990.

The papers are arranged by local education authorities that were in existence when the records were created for all counties, the LEA number relevant to each county when the file was created have been added incorporating boundary changes. Counties are alphabetically arranged within present border parameters. The school number categorises the type of school.

Related Material:
See also the Board of Education and successors, ED
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Department of Education and Science, Her Majestys Inspectorate of Schools, 1964-1970
Welsh Office, Her Majestys Inspectorate of Schools, 1970-1992
Physical description:
1233 file(s)
Access conditions:
Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
from 2004 National Assembly for Wales
from 1996 Welsh Office
Custodial history:
The records were passed to the Welsh Office from the various regional offices
Series is accruing

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