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Timeline :: Education (Scotland) Act

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The 1918 Education Act increased the comprehensiveness and the element of compulsion in the education system. The
987 school boards were replaced by 38 educational authorities; Catholic schools were brought into the state system; and the school leaving age was to be raised to 15- though this did not happen in practice until 1947 because of economic depression and war.

Source:

Knox, W.W. A HISTORY of the SCOTTISH PEOPLE: THE SCOTTISH EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM 1840-1940, Scran https://www.scran.ac.uk/scotland/pdf/SP2_1Education.pdf