HC Deb 10 March 1915 vol 70 cc1416-7
86. Mr. GRANT

asked the President of the Board of Education if he can state the number of detailed inspections of schools of art in England and Wales held in 1914; the number of inspectors and assistants who were, on an average, engaged in inspecting each school of art; how soon after each inspection was the report issued; how many corresponding inspections he has sanctioned for 1915; and how many detailed inspections in the course of five years are such large schools of art like those in Middlesex, Yorkshire, Surrey, Staffordshire, Lancashire, and Wales subjected to?


In the school year ending 31st July, 1914, there were, sixty-four detailed inspections of Schools of Art, conducted on the average by three or four inspectors. The preparation and issue of the reports occupied, on an average, nine weeks. There have been no detailed inspections since the outbreak of War, and arrangements for the future are now under consideration. Hitherto it has been the practice to hold a detailed inspection of each School of Art once every three years.