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Eastwood Vale Schools, Hanley

 

AD1879 - Eastwood Schools - Hanley School Board
AD1879
Eastwood Schools - Hanley School Board

photos: Jan 2008

 

View of the school from Hampton Street
View of the school from Hampton Street

 

View of the school from Hazelhurst Street
View of the school from Hazelhurst Street

 

 

 
terracotta plaques on the pediment of Eastwood School
 

 

1861 - The Royal Commission on the Present State of Popular Education in England reported that many elementary subjects were badly taught; that attendance in the rural schools was extremely irregular, many children not attending at all; most boys left school at the age of ten or eleven; and there were insufficient places for all children in the country. The Commission recommended the creation of local boards of education with power to collect a school rate and to build schools.

1870 Education Act  (Forsters Act) attempted to provide elementary education for all children; permitted school boards to be set up where voluntary school places were insufficient; the boards could build schools and compel attendance, but many boards did not use this power; fees of a few pennies per week were charged, with exemption for poorer parents. This was the first major education act .

1876 Elementary Education Act (Sandonís Act) placed a duty on parents to ensure that their children received elementary instruction in reading, writing and arithmetic; created school attendance committees, which could compel attendance, for districts where there were no school boards; and the poor law guardians were given permission to help with the payment of school fees.


more on education in the Potteries

 

now known as Joiners Square Primary School
now known as Joiners Square Primary School

 

View from Franklyn Road of the 1879 Eastwood School and 2007 Waterside Primary School
View from Franklyn Road of the 1879 Eastwood School and 2007 Waterside Primary School


 

Eastwood Vale School Pediment
Eastwood Vale School Pediment

 


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