Risley Hall School, Risley, Nottinghamshire
On January 28th, 1943, Risley Hall School was formally certified to operate as an Approved School in premises at Derby Road, Risley, near Nottingham. The School could accommodate up to 140 Intermediate Boys, aged between their 13th and 15th birthdays at their date of admission. The training provided at the School included horticulture, building, carpentry and plumbing.
In 1973, the School became a Community Home with Education (CHE) under the control of Nottinghamshire County Council.
The property is now a hotel.
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- The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU. Has a few reports relating to the School.
- 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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