Files of the Board of Education, Technical Branch, and Ministry of Education, Schools Branch concerning junior technical schools.
The files include applications for recognition, H.M. Inspectors' comments, and various correspondence relating to local and general aspects of technical education for young people.
The impact of the Second World War is reflected in the diminution of material on the files during the period 1939-1944, as restrictions on educational building and inspection visits were imposed. New material appeared on the files during the war relating to special problems arising from evacuation of the pupils away from the danger areas and the use of premises for other than educational purposes.
Papers preserved show the efforts of junior technical schools to provide courses to meet the need identified in Circular 1582 (5th February 1942) which drew attention to the urgent national need for more skilled workers in the building industry.
Files on schools of nautical training, are also included in this series.