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Children and Education

LB Bexley, dressmaking class at Bexleyheath Girls School, c. 1965Next

LB Bexley, dressmaking class at Bexleyheath Girls School, c. 1965

The Education Act 1944 introduced compulsory education to age 15, banned any fee-paying at state schools, and brought church schools into a national system. Throughout the post-war period, successive governments have reformed the education system with the intention to build on this act.

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