OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
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EDUCATION IN OLD DEVONPORT

VICTORIA ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

By the Education Act 1902 the management of the Devonport Victoria Road 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.  Victoria Road Elementary School had accommodation for 640 junior mixed and 318 infants.

In 1914 Mr Edgar Phillips was master of the junior mixed school and Miss Mary E Brenton was mistress  of the infants' school.  The average attendance at that time was 398 junior mixed and 153 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, when the School took senior and junior mixed and infants, Mr H N Bucknell was head master and Miss B S Hellyer was head 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.