Denham Court, Denham, Middlesex
On March 13th, 1939, an Approved School for Senior Girls was formally certified for operation at Denham Court, Middlesex. The premises could accommodate up to 50 girls aged between their 15th and 17th birthdays at their date of admission. Training was provided in domestic skills, gardening and tailoring.
On March 11th, 1948, it was announced that the managers of the School were resigning its Certificate of Approval.
The site is now occupied by the Buckinghamshire Golf Club.
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- No records noted at present for this establishment — any information welcome.
- Hyland, Jim Yesterday's Answers: Development and Decline of Schools for Young Offenders (1994, Whiting and Birch)
- Millham, S, Bullock, R, and Cherrett, P After Grace - Teeth: a comparative study of the residential experience of boys in Approved Schools (1975, Chaucer Publishing)
- The Therapeutic Care Journal — has a number of articles relating to Approved Schools.
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