Park House Training School for Jewish Boys, Hayes End, Middlesex
In 1920, the Park House Training School for Jewish Boys was certified to operate as a Reformatory School in premises at Wood End Green Road, Hayes End, Middlesex. It could accommodate 40 boys aged from 14 upwards at their date of admission.
The School site is shown on the 1935 map below.
In 1933, Park House became an Approved School, one of the new institutions introduced by the 1933 Children and Young Persons Act to replace the existing system of Reformatories and Industrial Schools. Park House School, as it was now known, accommodated up to 40 Senior Boys aged between their 14th and 17th birthdays at their time of admission. The industrial training at the School included cabinet-making and tailoring.
In May 1950, the establishment moved to a former mansion house at Peper Harow, near Godalming, and continued to be known as Park House School.
In 1973, Park House became Special School. The Peper Harow premises have now been converted to residential use. The Hayes End buildings no longer survive and Rosedale School now occupies the site.
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- No records noted at present for this establishment — any information welcome.
- The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU.
Holds miscellaneous documents including:
File MH 102/275 — Manager's enquiry into allegations of assault by the Headmaster on a boy and lack of co-operation between the Headmaster and staff [Closed until 2020]
- Carpenter, Mary Reformatory Schools, for the Children of the Perishing and Dangerous Classes, and for Juvenile Offenders (1851, General Books)
- Carlebach, Julius Caring for Children in Trouble (1970, Routledge & Kegan Paul)
- Abel Smith, Doroth Crouchfield: A History of the Herts Training School 1857-1982 (2008, Able Publishing)
- Garnett, Emmeline Juvenile offenders in Victorian Lancashire: W J Garnnett and the Bleasdale Reformatory (2008, Regional Heritage Centre, Lancaster University)
- Hicks, J.D. The Yorkshire Catholic Reformatory, Market Weighton (1996, East Yorkshire Local History Society)
- Slocombe, Ivor Wiltshire Reformatory for Boys, Warminster, 1856-1924 (2005, Hobnob Press)
- Duckworth, J.S. The Hardwicke Reformatory School, Gloucestershire (in Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, 1995, Vol. 113, 151-165)
- 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)
- Red Lodge Museum, Bristol — a former girls' reformatory.
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