Powys County Archives Office

Radnorshire Secondary Modern Schools Records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/E/SM

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Title: Radnorshire Secondary Modern Schools Records

Short title: Radnorshire secondary modern schools records

Dates of creation: 1947-1972

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Clyro Court Secondary Modern School; Knighton Secondary Modern School; Bryntirion Secondary Modern School


Administrative and biographical history: Secondary school education in Radnorshire developed in the late 19th century, but did not become common until much later. Butler's Education Act 1944 every effort was made to ensure that every child should attend a secondary school without having to pay fees. The Eleven Plus examination was used to select schools: those who passed went to grammar schools, and secondary modern schools were built to educate those who failed. The Labour government of 1974-1979 abolished the distinction between grammar and secondary modern schools. Secondary modern schools in Radnorshire included Clyro Court, Knighton and Bryntirion, Rhayader.


Scope and content: Records of Radnorshire secondary modern schools, 1947-1972, comprising records of Clyro Court Secondary Modern School, 1947-1972, including farmers' account books, 1959-1971; log books, 1947-1972; attendance registers, 1972; admission registers, 1947-1966; Knighton Secondary Modern School records, 1947-1970; Bryntirion Secondary Modern School records, 1947-1972.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Clyro Court; Knighton; Bryntirion, Rhaeadr

Conditions governing access: Powys Archive Office restrictions, relating to data protection, apply

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the Powys County Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Powys County Archives Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Radnorshire, Education, Secondary Modern Schools, catalogue; Powys Digital History Project, (http://history.powys.org.uk/history/intro/entry.html), viewed 22 April 2005

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: April 2005



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Personal names

Corporate names

Bryntirion Secondary Modern School

Clyro Court Secondary Modern School

Knighton Secondary Modern School