Webpage created: March 25, 2021
Webpage updated: March 25, 2021
OXFORD STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
By the Education Act 1902 the management of Oxford Street Board School was transferred from the Plymouth School Board to the new Plymouth Local Education Authority, which was actually the Education Committee of Plymouth Borough Council. The transfer took place on Wednesday April 1st 1903. Oxford Street Elementary School had accommodation for 222 girls and 332 infants.
In 1914 Miss J Blight was the mistress of the girls' school and Miss L Haydon the mistress of the infants' school. The average attendance at that time was 243 girls and 341 infants.
The Education Act 1918 raised the school-leaving age to the fourteenth birthday.
In 1937, when the school took mixed juniors and infants, Miss L J Brenton was the 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.