Source Information Fife, Scotland, School Admissions and Discharges, 1867-1916 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2018. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data: Fife School Registers, Fife Library and Archives Services, Fife, Scotland.

About Fife, Scotland, School Admissions and Discharges, 1867-1916

This is a collection of School Admission and Discharges for schools in Fife, Scotland. In 1833, Parliament started to provide money for the construction of schools, although it was still largely a private affair. Mandatory schooling was a local decision until 1870, when children were required to attend from age 5 to 10. By 1918, education was required up to the age of 14.

These records are lists of children who were admitted to and discharged from schools. When education was required, children could be discharged from their schooling if they were needed to work to help support the family. The records vary by school and some are more detailed than others. The records include:

  • Admission and discharge Date
  • Name
  • Parents’ names
  • Address
  • Birth date
  • Age