The Education Act of 1944
King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon 1945-1963


Leslie Watson and sixth form, 1956

"New Classroom 1 was separated from New Classroom 2 by a thin wooden partition ... I remember the occasional confusion when the sounds from one room invaded the other"

Read the memories of staff and pupils at the school following the 1944 Education Act


Other resources on the period following
the Education Act of 1944


A contemporary guide to the Act

1944 Education Act
The Education Act was a revolutionary piece of legislation and despite many subsequent amendments its provisions still form the basis of the education system in England and Wales
This review of the Education Act explains its significance

Cycling to school

My first day at school
"I must have been somewhat disorientated, because I neglected to remove my cap, a fact which the towering Head Boy was quick to point out"
Graham Cooper describes what it was like to join the school as an eleven-year-old in 1953




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