OLD EAST STONEHOUSE
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Webpage updated: April 03, 2021
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EAST STREET COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL*
By the Education Act 1902 the management of the East Street Board School was transferred from the East Stonehouse School Board to the new Devon County Education Authority, which was actually the Education Committee of Devon County Council.
In 1914 Miss Alice Gidley was mistress of the girls' school and Miss Mary Southeard was mistress of the infants' school. The average attendance at that time was 248 girls and 213 infants.
On and as from November 9th 1914, when Devonport was amalgamated with Plymouth, the School came under the management of the Plymouth Local Education Authority.
The Education Act 1918 raised the school-leaving age to the fourteenth birthday.
In 1937 Miss E Henry was head mistress of the girls' school and Miss B Scott was head mistress of the infants' school.
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.