Ministry of Education and Department of Education and Science: HM Inspectorate: Reports on Primary Institutions

Details of ED 156
Reference:ED 156
Title:
Ministry of Education and Department of Education and Science: HM Inspectorate: Reports on Primary Institutions
Description:

Ministry of Education and Department of Education and Science HM Inspectorate reports on the full and interim inspection of local education authority and non-local education authority maintained primary schools in England, Wales and Hong Kong, under the provisions of section 77 of the Education Act 1944.

The papers include some reports on all-age schools that survived the 1944 Education Act (the Act introduced, inter alia, the division between primary and secondary education at the eleven-plus age).

For the period 1956-1965 the reports have been transferred into single-year pieces, reflecting the large number of full school inspections performed during those years.

Date: 1946-1993
Arrangement:

By counties (and, from 1956, by county boroughs) of England and Wales, the sequence being repeated for successive transfers: within a county or county borough, the records are arranged in alphabetical order of district.

Related Material: For reports produced by the HM Inspectorate of Schools for Wales on primary schools, following the transfer of responsibilities to the Welsh office in 1970, see BD 17
Reports on the inspection of elementary schools prior to 1944, under the provision of section 7 of the Elementary Education Act 1870, may be found in ED 21
Further HMI Inspectorate reports are in ED 161
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Creator: Department of Education and Science, HM Inspectorate (England), 1964-1973
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
Office for Standards in Education, 1992-
Physical description: 1200 files and volumes
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure

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