Board of Education Act 1899

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The Board of Education Act 1899 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom concerning education.

The act created the Board of Education to replace the previous Education and Science and Art departments. The Board acted as a central authority for education in the United Kingdom.[1] As part of its responsibilities, it was empowered to create a registry of teachers.[2]


  1. ^ Gosden, PHJH (November 1962). "The Board of Education Act, 1899". British Journal of Educational Studies. 11 (1): 44–60. 
  2. ^ "Department code ED". National Archives. Retrieved 26 November 2012.