Key Stage 2 and Victorian London

The content has been selected, amongst other things, to support unit 11 of the QCA scheme of work. In particular the forthcoming section of the history of the London School Board will focus on "What was it like going to school at the end of the nineteenth century?"
The site will show the children pictures of school life at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. It will give children the opportunity to discuss how school appears different from today, eg uniforms, architecture and interiors of classrooms. This section will refer to the 1870 Education Act, and how schooling was not free until 1891. It will use a range of sources, particularly about London schools, to illustrate aspects of school life at this time. We hope to include extracts from documents, school logbooks, inspection reports and other sources by kind permission from the collection of the London Metropolitan Archives.

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