Reference ED 136/122
Title Post-evacuation. The position in Northumberland, Bath and Lewes. Government review of evacuation policy
Former Department Reference 2107(7)
Government Department Board of Education
Themes Evacuation
Subthemes Reception and billeting, Evacuation scheme, Education and schooling
Document Types Reports and Surveys, Memoranda, Letters and Statements from the Public
Civil Defence Regions Region 2: North Eastern (Leeds HQ)
Locations Bath, East Sussex, Lewes, London, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, West Ham
Organisations Education Committee, Local Councils, Local Education Authorities


A file of documents relating to the evacuation of schoolchildren in Northumberland. Subjects discussed in the file include educational issues, including the need for extracurricular activities; the lack of provision for clothing or healthcare; headteachers' issues, including working hours and demotion in reception areas; and billeting issues, including the scattering of children in rural areas, the payment of allowances to evacuees living with relatives, and the redistribution of children. Other subjects covered include the maintenance of the identity of evacuated schools; the problems arising from local authorities co-operating with each other, including personality clashes and miscommunication; the risk of parents returning their children to evacuated areas; and a conference of local authorities, which discussed evacuation and educational arrangements. Documents in the file include extracts from letters of children who do not like evacuation; and a memorandum detailing the responsibilities of headteachers of evacuated schools.


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