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- System Reference: XED1/ED1564
- Level: Section
- Held At: Shropshire Archives
- Access Status: Readers Ticket
- Admin History Since the early 19th century, voluntary schools had been established by the Church of England and Non-Conformist Churches. The non-conformist, non-denominational, British schools or British and Foreign Schools were founded by Society for Promoting the Lancasterian System for the Education of the Poor (formed in 1808). National Schools were founded by the Anglican National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church in England and Wales (formed 1811). From 1833, these schools could apply for building grants. The allocation of building grants was extended in 1843 to include teachers' houses, desks and apparatus. The 1870 Education Act allowed voluntary schools to carry on unchanged, but established a system of school boards to build and manage schools in areas where they were needed. With a few exemptions, this series of plans relates to National Schools.
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