Fyfe (1947)

Complete report
text version

Preliminary pages
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The report
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The Fyfe Report (1947)
Secondary Education
A Report of the Advisory Council on Education in Scotland

Edinburgh: His Majesty's Stationery Office 1947
Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland.

Notes on the text


Modelled on the Board of Education's Consultative Committee in England, the Advisory Council on Education in Scotland was set up in 1920.

The Chair of the Council for this report was Sir William Hamilton Fyfe (1878-1965). Fyfe had taught in several schools and had been Head of Christ's Hospital in Sussex.

In 1930 he moved to Canada to take up the post of Principal at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, returning to the UK in 1936 to become Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, a post he held until he retired in 1948.

The report online

This is currently (March 2017) a work in progress! The full text as produced by my OCR software is online, but I have only just begun formatting and correcting it. As an alternative, you can view - or download - image-only pdf files of the preliminary pages and the report itself - in each case, the pdf page numbers correspond with the page numbers in the printed version.

The 1947 Fyfe Report and the above notes were prepared for the web by Derek Gillard and uploaded on 3 March 2017.