Catalogue description Charity Commission, Endowed Schools Commission, and the Board of Education: Endowed Schools Schemes and Orders

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Reference: ED 290
Title: Charity Commission, Endowed Schools Commission, and the Board of Education: Endowed Schools Schemes and Orders
Description:

The documents represent the way in which the Endowed Schools Commission, as part of the Charity Commission, and its successor, the Board of Education, dealt with the administration of charity schools or charitable trusts connected to schools, including changes arising from the growth in state education.

The material covers a range of types of schools, including elementary and secondary, free, national and British, for example. The records also cover a variety of matters such as schemes for the mortgage of school premises and the option of lease to the Local Education Authority and the administration of an endowment, for example.

Date: 1896-1973
Arrangement:

The records are arranged in chronological order

Related material:

See also:

ED 21

ED 49

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Board of Education, 1899-1944

Charity Commission, 1853-

Physical description: 103 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition:

In 2018 Charity Commission

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.
Administrative / biographical background:

The records were created by the Endowed Schools Commission, as part of the Charity Commission, and its successor the Board of Education and, subsequently, the Charity Commission.

Responsibility for education charities moved more than once between the Board of Education and the Charity Commission, eventually settling with the Charity Commission on 1 February 1974 under the Education Act 1973.

The Charity Commission was established in 1853. It is responsible for the regulation of charities in England and Wales. It is a non-ministerial government department with quasi-judicial powers.

The Endowed Schools Commission was created under the Endowed Schools Act 1869. The commission was able to draw up new schemes of government for endowed schools. The Endowed Schools Commission was merged with the Charity Commission in 1874.

The Board of Education was created under the Board of Education Act 1899. It was responsible for administering the law of education and the law of charity relating to schools. It took on powers formerly exercised by the Charity Commission.

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