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MORICE TOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

By the Education Act 1902 the management of the Morice Town 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.  Morice Town Elementary School had accommodation for 433 boys, 424 girls and 370 infants.

In 1914 Mr Edward A Y Williams was master of the boys' school; Miss Mabel M Mortimer was mistress of the girls' school and Miss Ethel R Beare was mistress of the infants' school.  The average attendance at that time was 410 boys, 418 girls and 364 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 Mr Mr F J Dunn was head master of the boys' school; Miss A Boxhall was mistress of the girls' school; and Miss E R Beare was mistress of the infants' school.

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.