Whittingehame House School, near Haddington, EastLothian, Scotland
On 25 August 1942, the Whittingehame House Approved School for Junior Boys was certified to operate in premises about five miles east of Haddington, East Lothian. The property, a large Georgian mansion, could accommodate up to 120 boys aged from 12 to 13 years at their date of admission. The practical instruction provided at the school included gardening, boot-repairing and woodwork. The headmaster was Mr M. McGregor.
The school was closed on 31 December 1956 after the Secretary of State for Education decided that its continuance was unnecessary. The building has now been converted to apartments.
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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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