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Special schools


In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, school boards and their successors the local education authorities (LEAs) began making provisions for children with special educational needs.

There was also an increasing amount of legislation from central government, much of which was consolidated and extended by the Education Act 1944.

Please note that some of the records outlined in this guide contain sensitive or personal information about individual pupils and are not open to the general public. Where this is the case, it will normally be shown on the catalogue entry.

If you think you might require access to closed records, please contact us at the Norfolk Record Office (NRO) for further advice.

If you wish to view records which begin with the prefix ACC, please also contact us, as advance notice may be required to view these uncatalogued records.