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Army Schools Act 1891

This brief Act extended to army schools the benefits of endowments relating to elementary schools.

The text of the Army Schools Act 1891 was prepared by Derek Gillard and uploaded on 27 October 2019.


Army Schools Act 1891

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CHAPTER 16.

An Act to extend to Army Schools the benefit of certain Educational Endowments. [11th May 1891.]

BE it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Extension to Army schools of provisions of schemes relating to educational endowments.

1.-(1.) Where any scheme in force for the regulation of any endowed charity or charities, established or approved before or after the passing of this Act, includes any provision for the benefit of children who are or have been scholars in a public elementary school, an army school shall be deemed a public elementary school within the meaning of those provisions.

(2.) In this Act the expression "army school" means a school established for the purpose of affording education to children of non-commissioned officers and men of Her Majesty's regular land forces, and conducted under the authority of a Secretary of State or of the Admiralty, and a certificate of the Director General of Military Education or of the Inspector of Naval Schools, as the case may require, shall be sufficient evidence that a school is an army school within the meaning of this Act.

Short title.

2. This Act may be cited as the Army Schools Act, 1891.