Education Act, 1944

Education Act, 1944
  • Title: Education Act (1944)

  • Date : 1944

  • Catalogue number : Parliamentary Archives, HL/PO/PU/1/1944/7&8G6c31

  • Description :

    In 1945, Wilkinson became Minister for Education in Clement Attlee's government cabinet. As Minister of Education she saw as her main task the implementation of the Education Act (1944). This Act provided universal free secondary education, and raised the minimum school leaving age from 14 to 15.

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