The following is a summary of legislation which followed the Education Act of 1870.
- The Elementary Education Act 1876 (Sandon's Act) - this advocated the principle that all children should receive elementary education, further restricted child employment and established school attendance committees. For records of these committees, see above.
- The Elementary Education Act 1880 (Mundella’s Act) - school attendance became compulsory for children aged from five to 10.
- The Education Act 1889 - this set up the Board of Education and allowed county councils to levy a 1d rate for technical education.
- The Elementary Education Act 1891 - fees for elementary education were abolished, making it free for the first time.
- The Elementary Education (School Attendance) Act 1893 - the school leaving age was raised to 11 years.
- The Elementary Education (School Attendance) Amendment Act 1899 - the school leaving age was raised to 13 years.