Webpage created: March 30, 2021
Webpage updated: March 30, 2021
CORNWALL STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
By the Education Act 1902 the management of the Cornwall Street Board School was transferred from the Devonport School Board to the new Devonport Local Education Authority, which was actually the Education Committee of Devonport Borough Council. Although the transfer was supposed to have taken place on Wednesday April 1st 1903, it actually happened on Monday June 1st 1903. Cornwall Street Elementary School had accommodation for 124 infants only.
In 1914 Miss Helen Condy was the mistress. The average attendance at that time was 117 infants.
On and as from November 9th 1914, when Devonport was amalgamated with Plymouth, the School came under the management of the Plymouth Local Education Authority.
The Education Act 1918 raised the school-leaving age to the fourteenth birthday.
In 1937 Miss O N Edmonds was the mistress.
The Education Act 1944 raised the school leaving age to the fifteenth birthday as from Tuesday April 1st 1947 and created Primary schools for the 5 to 11 years olds and Secondary Modern, Grammar and Technical Schools.