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Established as a result of the 1870 Education Act (along with many other School Boards) and responsible in effect for educating the working classes. Wound up in 1904 as a result of the 1902 Cockerton Judgment, its functions being transferred to the London County Council.

Responsible for the construction of many schools, of which a number still survive (some still as schools - though names may have changed).

List of ChairmenEdit

  • Lord Lawrence (15 December 1870 - 10 December 1873).
  • Sir Charles Reed (10 December 1873 - 25 March 1881) (Died in office).
  • Edward North Buxton (5 April 1881 - 3 December 1885).
  • Rev. Joseph Diggle (3 December 1885 - 6 December 1894).
  • Lord George Hamilton (6 December 1894 - 3 October 1895).
  • Marquess of Londonderry (31 October 1895 - 2 December 1897).
  • Lord Reay (2 December 1897 - 30 April 1904).


Documentation can be found at The National Archives [1] and the London Metropolitan Archives [2]

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

The Victorian Schools in London 1870-1914 website is [3]

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