Burford House School, Putney, London
In 1937, the Elm House School of Discipline for Girls at Parson's Green, Fulham, relocated to new accommodation at 104 West Hill, Putney. On 10 September 1937, what then became known as the Burford House Approved School for Girls was formally certified to begin operation.
On 4 September 1950, the managers of the school announced their intention to resign its certificate. From 1951 to 1964, the property was used as Burford House Probation Hostel.
A care home now occupies the property.
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- Galleries of Justice, Wolfson Study Centre, The Shire Hall, Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1HN.
- Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain s Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
- Hyland,Jim Yesterday's Answers: Yesterday's Answers: Development and Decline of Schools for Young Offenders (1993, 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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