Board of Education and Ministry of Education Evacuation Branch records reflecting their responsibilities for wartime services.
The series contains a number of file series which were opened shortly after the outbreak of war. With one exception, these are all in the General series:- G-A, ARP in Schools; G-A(1), ARP Programmes; G-B, Refugees in Schools; G-D, Timber and Steel; G-E, Evacuation; G-H, Clothes Rationing; G-R, Release of Premises; G-T, Evacuated Teachers' Allowances; G-WD, War Damage; G4000 series, Camp Schools; E-B(2), H.M. Inspectors' Reports on War Evacuation.
The papers in the G-B and E-B(2) series have been wholly preserved, and much of the remaining material in this series consists of H.M. Inspectors' reports in the G-E series. Also included are six complete representative specimen camp school files (opened following the Camps Act, 1939) from the G4000 series and one each of the remaining series.
When the Minister of Education took over the administration of the Camps Act 1939 from the Ministry of Health in 1945, the Ministry of Health files on this matter were transferred to the Minister of Education. After 1945 this series of files was closed and the camps renumbered according to their future use.