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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
Webpage created: March 27, 2021
Webpage updated: March 27, 2021

        

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SAINT CATHARINE'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

By the Education Act 1902 the management of Saint Andrew's Chapel National School was transferred from the Church of England 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.  Saint Catharine's Church of England Elementary School had accommodation for 48 boys and 48 girls.

In 1914 Mr J R Swain was the master of the boys' school and Miss F Brooks was mistress of the girls' school.  The average attendance at that time was 35 boys and 33 girls.

The Education Act 1918 raised the school-leaving age to the fourteenth birthday.

The Saint Catharine's Church of England Elementary School was closed by 1937.