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Schools
Date: 29 November -0001
(various dates) School leaving ages: 1893 raised to 11; 1899 raised to 12; 1921 raised to 14; 1947 raised to 15; 1973 raised to 16. The 1870 Elementary Education Act introduced compulsory universal education for children aged 5-13 but left enforcement of attendance to school boards.

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