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Education Act 1918

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2Development of education in public elementary schools

(1)It shall be the duty of a local education authority so to exercise their powers under Part III. of the Education Act, 1902, as—

(a)to make, or otherwise to secure, adequate and suitable provision by means of central schools, central or special classes, or otherwise—

(i)for including in the curriculum of public elementary schools, at appropriate stages, practical instruction suitable to the ages, abilities, and requirements of the children ; and

(ii)for organising in public elementary schools courses of advanced instruction for the older or more intelligent children in attendance at such schools including children who stay at such schools beyond the age of fourteen;

(b)to make, or otherwise to secure, adequate and suitable arrangements under the provisions of paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section thirteen of the Education (Administrative Provisions) Act, 1907, for attending to the health and physical condition of children educated in public elementary schools; and

(c)to make, or otherwise to secure, adequate and suitable arrangements for co-operating with local education authorities for the purposes of Part II. of the Education Act, 1902, in matters of common interest, and particularly in respect of—

(i)the preparation of children for further education in schools other than elementary, and their transference at suitable ages to such schools ; and

(ii)the supply and training of teachers ;

and any such authority from time to time may, and shall when required by the Board of Education, submit to the Board schemes for the exercise of their powers as an authority for the purposes of Part III. of the Education Act, 1902.

(2)So much of the definition of the term " elementary school" in section three of the Elementary Education Act, 1870, as requires that elementary education shall, be the principal part of the education there given, shall not apply to such courses of advanced instruction as aforesaid.

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