Definition of board school in English:

board school

noun

historical
  • An elementary school under the management of a School Board, established in Britain by the Education Act of 1870.

    • ‘Baildon Local History Society, which campaigned for the site to be listed when it was put up for sale two years ago, said the former board school had historical importance as the oldest school in Baildon.’
    • ‘This is to retain and refurbish the whole of the original board school and master's house and develop the new facilities by extending to the rear.’
    • ‘Today the oldest board school in York closes its doors to pupils.’
    • ‘The village hall and old board school looked unused, two chapels had been converted into homes and the Old Stape Inn is also a private house.’
    • ‘Many became board schools after 1870 and either closed or transferred to local education authorities after the 1902 Education Act.’