Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School

Information about the contributory schools
schools of the 1906 intake of pupils to the school

from School Records

school building

Contributory Schools of the 1906 Entry

The table below gives information about the numbers of pupils admitted to the school during the academic year 1906–1907.  The number of pupils by previous school is presented. By far the greatest number came from the Aberdare Higher Elementary in the Gadlys, Aberdare, although the pupils would have attended one of the other elementary schools before transferring there.  Most of the new entrants were aged 12 to 13, with a variation from 11 years to 16 years, but the older entrants would almost certainly have not started in Form I. The new pupils are shown as coming from Standards IV to VII at their previous school, but with no standard specified for the 16-year-old pupils.

Contributory School Number of pupils
Aberdare Higher Elementary 25
Caegarw Council 13
Town National, Aberdare 13
Hirwaun Council 6
Park Council 6
Penrhiwceiber Council 5
Cwmaman Council 4
Duffryn Council 4
Miskin Council 4
Town Council 4
Abernant Council 3
Institute Council, Mountain Ash 3
Llwydcoed Council 3
Rhigos Council 3
Aberaman Council 2
Aman Council 2
Blaengwawr Council 2
Penderyn Council 2
Abercwmboi Council 1
Bargoed Council 1
Caegarw Mixed 1
Cowbridge Grammar School 1
Cwmdare Council 1
Cwmpennar Council 1
Grange Road School, Bradford 1
Merthyr Intermediate School 1
Miss Reads 1
Miss Richards, Maendy Place 1
Newtown Council 1
No school given 1
Total intake 116

Of these pupils 110 started on the first day of term, September 18th, 1906 and a further 4 later in the autumn term. Two pupils do not have their starting date recorded.

We wish to thank Ian Machin, Headteacher and Judith Griffiths, Deputy Headteacher, Aberdare High School
for their co-operation and help in compiling this information.