St John Bosco's School, Aberdour, Fife, Scotland
On 1 March 1960, the St John Bosco Approved School for Junior Roman Catholic Boys was certified to operate in premises at Hillside, Aberdour, Fife. It was run by the Salesian Fathers of St John Bosco.
Following Scotland's 1968 Social Work Act, the establishment became a 'List D' School.
The school closed in 1982 and the buildings no longer survive.
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- None identfied at present — any information welcome.
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- None identified at present.
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