Education and schools
in Victorian times
  Creating a system for everyone  

When Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837 very few ordinary working class children went to school. They were usually so poor that the parents had to send their children to work to earn some much needed money.
By the end of Queen Victoria's reign a huge network of schools covered Britain and the law required all children to attend school. This changed peoples lives in important ways.

  The pages on each of Powys's 18 communities include sections on local schools in Victorian times. You will find much useful and entertaining material there.
The pages below give some background information on how these great changes in education came about.
Education for the few
Improvements to the education system
Education for all

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