Ministry of Education and Department of Education and Science: HM Inspectorate: Reports on Independent Further Education Institutions
Ministry of Education and Department of Education and Science Inspectors' reports on independent institutions offering further education and applying for recognition under Rule 16.
Many of the institutions covered are private language schools but also included are a number of outward bound schools and institutions specialising in domestic science and arts and crafts.
The reports in this series are listed under counties and county boroughs for England and Wales.
Department of Education and Science, HM Inspectorate (Wales), 1964-1973
Department of Education and Science, HM Inspectorate of Schools (England), 1973-1992
Department of Education and Science, HM Inspectorate of Schools (Wales), 1973-1992
Ministry of Education, Inspectorate (England), 1944-1964
Ministry of Education, Inspectorate (Wales), 1944-1964
Section 41 of the Education Act 1944 places a duty on local education authorities to secure the provision for their area of adequate facilities for further education. Under section 41(4), these authorities are required to have regard to any facilities for further education provided by other bodies, including voluntary organisations.
Independent institutions offering further education of one kind or another frequently seek official recognition because of the prestige and publicity value of such approval, and are then visited and reported on by HM Inspectorate. Many have been unable to satisfy the conditions for recognition laid down in Rules 16. These were first issued in 1927 and regularly updated: the standards they demanded were comparable to those required in grant-aided institutions in respect of teaching staff, premises, number of students etc.
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