Elementary Education Act 1880

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Elementary Education Act 1880
Act of Parliament
Long title An Act to make further provision as to Byelaws respecting the attendance of Children at School under the Elementary Education Acts.
Citation 43 & 44 Vict. c. 23
Territorial extent England and Wales[1]
Royal assent 26 August 1880
Other legislation
Text of the Elementary Education Act 1880 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk

The Elementary Education Act 1880 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which extended the Elementary Education Act 1870. The act extended the compulsory age of attendance at school until the age of 10.[2] It was one of the Elementary Education Acts 1870 to 1893.[3]


  1. ^ This act mainly amended the Elementary Education Act 1876, of which section 2 states "This Act shall not, save as otherwise expressly provided, apply to Scotland or Ireland."
  2. ^ "1880 Education Act". The Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia. Spartacus Educational. Archived from the original on 9 October 1999. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  3. ^ The Short Titles Act 1896, section 2(1) and Schedule 2