StorageSiteUCL Institute of Education
Reference Number GDS/10
TitleRelationship with Central and Local Government
DescriptionCorrespondence regarding the relationship between the Trust and central and local government. This series is a mixture of material which was still in its original file structure and other papers which were rearranged by the Trust before they were sent to the Archives. Therefore some of the context of the material has been lost.
Extent16 boxes
AdminHistoryThe Trust has had a long relationship with local and central government in relation to funding. From 1875 the Trust amended its organisation and the administration of the schools to ensure it could receive grants. After the 1902 Education Act, the schools faced tough competition from the new state secondary schools. The schools also began to accept free place scholars from elementary schools to receive funding, and many decisions regarding the schools had to be recognised by the Board of Education to ensure the funding would continue. After the 1918 Education Act, schools could apply for grants as long as they took a fixed percentage of free place scholars and had representatives from the local education authorities on the committees of management. In 1921, Governing Bodies were established in every school to allow the Trust to apply for the 'higher grant'. After the 1944 Education Act increased the school leaving age to 15, the Trust had to cater for the sudden increase of pupils. The Trust also joined in the Government's new Direct Grant Scheme in the same year to help keep the school fees low. The Trust was greatly affected by the comprehensive reforms of the 1960s, which led to the withdrawal of the Direct Grant in 1975. From 1980 the Trust was part of the assisted place scheme run by the government, until it became completely independent in 1997. In the 21st century the Trust became involved with the Government's academy scheme.
AccessStatusRestricted access
AccessConditionsContains files with personal data which have been closed under the Data Protection Act. All unpublished administrative material have been closed for 30 years.
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