[Printed reports.] Run of reports of the Council of Education for the Isle of Man [Isle of Man Board of Education], 1911-1969, with copy of the 'Report of the Buchan School Commission. July, 1951'.

[Council of Education for the Isle of Man and (from 1947) the Isle of Man Board of Education; Buchan School, Castletown, Malew]
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All 56 items printed at Douglas, Isle of Man [Brown & Sons, Limited, Times Buildings; S. K. Broadbent & Sons, Limited; Norris Modern Press, Ltd.]. 1911 to 1967.
SKU: 23158

56 items, comprising an unbroken run of 53 issues from 1911 to 1963, together with the issues for 1967 and 1969, and a copy of the 'Report of the Buchan School Commission | July, 1951'. In two sturdy green cloth boxes ('Supplied for the Public Service'). All 56 items with stamps, shelfmarks and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library. The first eleven issues (ending in 1921) are more substantial than the rest, and are housed in the first box. They are 8vo booklets (three stapled and eight stitched), and range in length from 70 to 100pp., and are uniform in light-blue (now grey) printed wraps. Internally in fair condition, on aged paper, in worn and chipped wraps (those for the 1912 issue detached). Each of these first eleven issues also include 'School Reports for the Year [...] from H.M. Inspectors and Board of Education, Whitehall, as also Tables of Statistics, Comparisons with the English Returns, etc.' Among the mass of tables in each of these volumes is a fold-out giving the 'Average Attendance at Elementary Day Schools' The other 45 items are housed in the other box, and are uniform 4to stapled booklets, with all but the issue for 1969, which has 44pp., ranging in length from 8 to 16pp. The 44 issues in the second box each consist exclusively of the year's report, giving details and tables relating to expenditure, estimates, attendance and other matters, together with information relating to specific schools and services. The 'Report of the Buchan School Commission | July, 1951' (7pp., 4to) is uniform with the other items in the second box. Addressed to the Lieutenant Governor, its purpose was to consider 'the position of the Buchan School and its relation to the public system of education in the Isle of Man'. No copy of the Buchan School report traced on either COPAC or OCLC WorldCat, and the only holdings of the annual reports at the British Library.