OLD DEVONPORT . UK
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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: September 27, 2018
Webpage updated: April 01, 2021

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STUART ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

By the Education Act 1902 the management of the Stuart 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.  Stuart Road Elementary School had accommodation for 314 boys, 314 girls and348 infants.

In 1914 Mr Frank Cockram was the master of the boys' school; Miss Christina L S  McCrimmon LLA was mistress of the girls' school; and Miss Ellen Matthews was mistress of the infants' school.  The average attendance at that time was 304 boys, 299 girls and 285 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 only senior girls, junior mixed and infants, Miss V L Hancock was head mistress of the girls' school and Miss C McCrimmon was head mistress of the junior mixed and infants.

The builkding was badly damaged during the Second World \War and the pupils were moved elsewhere forsome five months whikle it wasrepaired.

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.