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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): LCC/EO/DIV05
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1863-1983
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 38.37 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 Bethnal Green, City of London, Poplar and Stepney areas:
All Hallows School
All Saints (National) School
All Saints
Alton Street
Approach Road Wesleyan School
Atley Road
Ben Jonson
Berner Street
Bishop Challener Secondary Boys
Blakesley Street
Bonner Lane School
Bow Creek School
Bow Chapel (Wesleyan) School
Bow Secondary School (Girls)
Bow Road School
Bow Brook School
Brewhouse Lane School
Bruce Road School
Burdett Road School
Cephas Street Secondary School
Christian Street School
Coleman Street Ward School
Columbia Road School
Commercial Street School
Cranbrook Road School
Cubitt Town
Culloden School
Cyril Jackson School
Dalgleish Street School
Daniel Street School
Davenant School
Dempsey Street School
Devons Road
Essex Street School
Fairclough Street School
Fairfield Road School
Farrance Street School
Garford Street School
Geere House (Open Air School)
Gill Street School
Glengall Road School
Glengall Secondary School
Globe Terrace School
Grove Road School
Hague Street School
Heckford Street School
High Street School (Bow)
Highway School
Imperial Street School
Isle Of Dogs
Janet Street School
Johnson Street School
Knapp Road School
Lawrence School
London Street School
Lower Chapman Street School
Lowood School
Malmesbury Road School
Mansford Street Secondary School
Marner Street School
Martin Frobisher Secondary School
Millwall School
Montieth Road School
Mowlem Street School
New Castle Street
Nichol Street School
Nicholas Gibson School
Northey Street School
Oban Street School Bromley
Ocean Street
Old Ford School
Olga Street School
Our Lady Roman Catholic School
Poplar Juvenile Unemployment Centre
Portman Place School
Pritchards Road School
Redmans Road School
Ricardo Street School
Robert Montifiore School
Rochelle Street School
Roman Road School
Rutland Street School
Saint Bartholomew's School
Saint Gabriel's School
Saint Georges In The East Central School
Saint Josephs School
Saint Jude School
Saint Leonard's Road School
Saint Mathias Church of England School
Saint Paul's Road School
Saint Paul's School
Saint Saviour's School
Senrab Street School
Settles Street School
Single Street School
Sir John Cass (Foundation)
Smeed Road School
Somerford Street School
South Grove
Stafford Road School
Stepney Jewish School
Stewart Headlam School
Teesdale Street School
Thomas Street School
Thomas Street Central School
Tidey Street School
Tollett Street School
Tower Hamlets
Trafalgar Square
Tredegar Road, Bow
Turin Street School
Upper North Street School
Virginia Road School
Wellington Road School (Way)
Wilmot Street School
Wolverley Street School
Wood Close School
Woolmore Street School
Wrights Road

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by school name (LCC/EO/DIV05/ALL-WRI).

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:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Acquired with the records of its parent body, the London County Council. Further accession received in 1985 (ACC/2218).

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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