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Local authority records - education

These mainly contain minutes and papers of various education committees.

School Boards were created under the Elementary Education Act 1870 to establish and administer non -denomination public elementary schools in their local area, in addition to the various church and private schools already in existence.

As with other local authorities, the members of the board were elected by local ratepayers. The Education Act 1902 transferred the board's powers to Kent County Council.

When Erith and Bexley gained borough status in 1937 and 1938 respectively, new joint committees superseded Kent as the local education authority.

LABE Bexley School Board and successor authorities

  • Records of the Board (1894-1945)
  • Records of Treasurer (1895-1900)

LAEE Records of the Erith School Board and successor authorities

  • Board/Committee (1871-1945)
  • Canteen Sub-Committee (1908-1912)
  • Child Welfare & School Attendance (1936-1942)
  • Eardley Exhibition Fund Trustees (1877-1946)
  • Finance, Works & Staff Sub-Committee (1907-1937)
  • General Purposes Sub-Committee (1903-1913)
  • Higher Education Sub-Committee (1891-1944)
  • School Management Sub-Committee (1884-1913)
  • Children's Safety Joint Committee (1936-1940)
  • Joint Advisory Committee (1919-1920)
  • Departmental Records: Secretary (1818-1946)
  • Departmental Records: Treasurer (1871-1946)

LABX/CD/ Bexley Borough Council and predecessor authorities

  • Minutes and Papers of the Education Committee (1900 - 1965)

LASF/CC/ Sidcup Urban District Council and predecessor authorities

  • Education Committee Meeting Papers (1902-1909)

LABX/CD/ Bexley Borough Council and predecessor authorities

  • Committee Records Education (1900-1965)

LAKC/ Kent County Council

  • School Governors Minutes (1948-1966)

LALB/DE/ London Borough of Bexley

  • Departmental records of the Director of Education etc including Governor's Minutes (1947-1988)

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