Residue of series of files relating to School Board Offices and Pupil Teacher Centres.
The Pupil Teacher Centre files that form the greater part of this series, represent those centres which were conducted independently of any particular school. The papers contained on these files include proposals to establish centres, acquisition of sites and premises, alterations and enlargements to existing Centres, requests for loans to meet the cost incurred in connection with their establishment or enlargement and the sale of their sites and premises. Some of the files also contain important policy minutes by Sir George Kekewich, first Secretary to the Board of Education, and other senior officers.
The School Board Office series of files contained material of a similar character to that found on the Pupil Teacher Centre files. The series has, however, been destroyed with the exception of a few files which relate also to the establishment, on the same premises, of Pupil Teacher Centres. This latter group of combined school board office and pupil teacher centre files are included in the present series.
The surviving files relate only to those centres which were conducted independently of a particular school and to school board offices which shared their premises with such a centre. The files contain papers relating to the establishment of such offices and centres, acquisition of sites and premises, alterations to premises, loans for such purposes, and the sale of sites and premises.