Children drinking their free milk at school in 1955.
The Education Act - or 'Butler Act' - of 1944 promised 'secondary education for all'. The act attempted to achieve this goal by raising the school leaving age and dividing the all-age elementary education into primary and secondary schools.
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- Jones, K., Education in Britain 1944 to the Present (Oxford: Polity, 2003)
- Gosden, P., The Education System since 1944 (Oxford: Robertson, 1983)
- Simon, B., Education and the Social Order (London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1991)