HC Deb 28 June 1883 vol 280 c1707

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether a School Board is legally bound to provide school accommodation for the children between three and five years of age?


The Act of 1870 requires that provision should be made for all children resident in the school district; and inasmuch as there are about 400,000 children under five years of age attending schools in England and Wales, and that for the last 30 years Parliament has made annual grants for such children, every parish in England has been required to provide suitable accommodation for them, and nothing can be more important to our educational system than efficient training in infant schools.