Board of Education and successors: Welsh Department and successors: Registered Files (Various W Prefixes)

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Reference: ED 216
Title: Board of Education and successors: Welsh Department and successors: Registered Files (Various W Prefixes)

Registered files of the Welsh Department of the Board of Education and its successors mainly relating to individual elementary, primary and secondary schools in Wales.

Some files relate to policy matters including the introduction of separate primary and secondary schools in Wales following the 1944 Education Act, the distribution of teachers especially in rural areas with a low population, language policy in schools and the development of teaching through the medium of Welsh, and the effects of the decisions to close many small rural schools, particularly those in Welsh speaking areas.

Date: 1893-1983

Alphabetically within county and county borough order, and by file prefix within each transfer.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: WE file series, WN file series, WP file series, WP/S file series, WRS file series and WS file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Board of Education, 1899-1944

Board of Education, Welsh Department, 1907-1944

Department of Education and Science, Education Office for Wales, 1964-1970

Department of Education and Science, Welsh Education Office, 1970-1978

Education Department, 1856-1899

Ministry of Education, Welsh Department, 1944-1964

Welsh Office, 1965-1999

Physical description: 510 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Welsh Office , from 1994

Accruals: Series is accruing
Publication note:

A number of these files have been cited in Which Nation's Schools by Gareth Elwyn Jones.

Unpublished finding aids:

A key to the file prefixes and abbreviations of schools used in the list is available. Please speak to staff at the enquiry desk for the precise location.

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