Ministry of Education and Department of Education and Science: Welsh Department and successors: Registered Files (W Series)

Details of ED 220
Reference:ED 220
Title:
Ministry of Education and Department of Education and Science: Welsh Department and successors: Registered Files (W Series)
Description:

Registered files of the Welsh Department of the Ministry of Education and the Department of Education and Science relating to all policy matters pertaining to education in Wales between 1944 and 1976.

Subjects covered by the files include teaching through the medium of Welsh, educational foundations maintained by the Church in Wales; and the setting up of the Welsh Joint Education Committee and the transfer of educational responsibilities to the Welsh Office by the Department of Education and Science.

It is thought that the earliest files were set up following the Education Act 1944 which resulted in Welsh Education conforming more closely with the English education system.

Date: 1944-1976
Arrangement:

In former reference order within each transfer.

Related Material: For further information relating to the transfer of responsibility for Welsh education from the London to the Cardiff office of the Department of Education and Science see
ED 23/974
Separated Material: Many earlier files in this series were damaged by flooding in 1960 at Cardiff.
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department W file series
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English and Welsh
Creator: Department of Education and Science, Education Office for Wales, 1964-1970
Department of Education and Science, Welsh Education Office, 1970-1978
Ministry of Education, Welsh Department, 1944-1964
Physical description: 92 file(s)
Access conditions: Open
Immediate source of acquisition: Department of Education and Science , from 1992
Accruals: Series is accruing.

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