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Schools, early to mid 20th century

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Below are links to groups of pages on particular types of school that children in ordinary families would have attended in the early to mid 20th century. Click an image to go to the group or page.

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Victorian and Edwardian town schools

These schools were for children up to the age of 14 when most children had to start paid work.

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Old rural

Rural schools schools tended to be very small, often with only one room for all ages and served by only one teacher.

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Infant and junior schools, mid 20th century

In the 1940s infant and junior town schools were large quite large with separate classes for each year group.

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Grammar schools, mid 20th century

In the 1950s grammar schools were fiercely academic and were for children who had passed the 11+ exam.

If you would like to write about personal experience in any other type of British school in the early to mid 20th century, I would be pleased to hear from you - see the Contact page.

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This website Join me in the 1900s is a contribution to the social history of everyday life in 20th century Britain from the early 1900s to about 1960, seen through personal recollections and illustrations, with the emphasis on what it was like to live in those times.