Catalogue description Ministry of Education and Department of Education and Science: HM Inspectorate: Reports on Independent Further Education Institutions
|Title:||Ministry of Education and Department of Education and Science: HM Inspectorate: Reports on Independent Further Education Institutions|
Ministry of Education and Department of Education and Science Inspectors' reports on independent institutions offering further education and applying for recognition under Rule 16.
Many of the institutions covered are private language schools but also included are a number of outward bound schools and institutions specialising in domestic science and arts and crafts.
The reports in this series are listed under counties and county boroughs for England and Wales.
Item-level catalogue entries for files within each box have been numbered arbitrarily for system reasons. These numbers are not marked on the files themselves.
Similar reports of an earlier date, together with registered files on the institutions in this series will be found within the files in ED 74
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
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
|Physical description:||75 file(s)|
|Access conditions:||Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated|
|Administrative / biographical background:||
Section 41 of the Education Act 1944 places a duty on local education authorities to secure the provision for their area of adequate facilities for further education. Under section 41(4), these authorities are required to have regard to any facilities for further education provided by other bodies, including voluntary organisations.
Independent institutions offering further education of one kind or another frequently seek official recognition because of the prestige and publicity value of such approval, and are then visited and reported on by HM Inspectorate. Many have been unable to satisfy the conditions for recognition laid down in Rules 16. These were first issued in 1927 and regularly updated: the standards they demanded were comparable to those required in grant-aided institutions in respect of teaching staff, premises, number of students etc.
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