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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): LCC/EO/DIV03
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1862-1983
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 35.27 linear metres
Name of creator(s): LCC | London County Council x London County Council


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Education Committee of the London County Council consisted of 35 members of the Council and a number of co-opted members who were invited to serve on the Committee because of their experience in the educational field. The Committee was divided into smaller sub-committees, each with a specific focus, for example the Further Education Sub-Committee concerned itself with the policy and management of all after school-age education. The Education Officer and his staff carried out the decisions of the Committees and acted as their advisers.

To avoid over-centralisation, London was divided into 9 divisions, each consisting of about three of the metropolitan boroughs. Every division had a local office, the headquarters of the divisional officer who was the representative of the Education Officer. School inspectors were also based at the divisional office.

Division One: Chelsea, Fulham, Hammersmith, Kensington
Division Two: Hampstead, Paddington, Saint Marylebone, Saint Pancras, Westminster
Division Three: Finsbury, Holborn, Islington
Division Four: Hackney, Shoreditch, Stoke Newington
Division Five: Bethnal Green, City of London, Poplar, Stepney
Division Six: Deptford, Greenwich, Woolwich
Division Seven: Camberwell, Lewisham
Division Eight: Bermondsey, Lambeth, Southwark
Division Nine: Battersea, Wandsworth


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the London County Council Education Officer's Department, comprising log books for the following schools in the Finsbury, Holborn and Islington areas:
All Saints School
Anglers' Gardens School
Baltic Street School
Cottenham Road School
Denmark Terrace School
Drayton Park School
Duncombe Road School
Ecclesbourne Road School
Barnsbury Central School
Barnsbury Secondary School
Bath Street School
Bishop Gifford School
Bloomsbury School
Blundell Street School
Britannia Row School
Buckingham Street School
Canonbury Road School
Central Street School
Chequer Street School
Christchurch School
Claylands Road School
Christopher Hatton School
Compton Primary School
Finsbury Park Secondary School
Forster School
Gifford Street School
Grafton Road School
Hanover Street School
Hargrave Park School
Highbury Wesleyan School
Highbury Hill High
Holloway Literary Institute
Hugh Myddleton School
Hugh Myddleton Central
Hungerford Road School
Isledon Secondary School
Jack Ashley School
Laycock Secondary School
Laystall Street School
South Macclesfield Street Infant School
Matthias Road School
Moreland Street School
Offord Road School
Penton Grove School
Pooles Park School
Popham Road School
Princeton Street School
Queenshead Street School
Richard Street School
Rising Hill Street School
Romilly Road School
Rosebery Avenue School
Rotherfield Street School
Saint Andrews School
Saint Barnabas School
Saint Clements' School
Saint Giles in the Fields School
Saint James' School
Saint John's Lane School
Saint Josephs Roman Catholic School, Highgate Hill
Saint Josephs Roman Catholic School, Bunhill Row
Saint Luke's School
Saint Mark's School
Saint Matthew's School
Saint Paul's School, Dove Road
Saint Paul's School, Dorset Street
Shelburne Road School
Sebbon Street School
Shepperton Road School
Southampton Street School
Thornhill Road School
Tollington Park School
Upper Hornsey Road School
Vernon Square School
Westbourne Road School
White Lion Street School
Whittington School
Winchester Street School
Windsor Street School
Yerbury Road School
York Road
York Way School

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by school name (LCC/EO/DIV3/ALL-YOR).

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: City of London

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Acquired with the records of its parent body, the London County Council. Further records acquired in 1954, 1998 and 1999 (AC/54/078, B98/046, B98/207, B99/066).

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

For further information on the history of the LCC please see Achievement: A Short History of the London County Council by W Eric Jackson (1965), LMA Library reference 18.0 1965, The London County Council 1938, LMA Library reference 18.7 SER 4, and The Youngest County: A description of London as a county and its public services, 1951, LMA Library reference 18.0 1951.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
April to June 2009

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