Oakwood Hall, Romiley, Cheshire
On 8th February, 1944, Oakwood Hall, at Romiley, near Stockport, was certified for use as an Approved School for Girls.
On August 16th, 1950, it was announced that the School's managers had resigned their certificate and the School was closed.
Oakwood Hall, originally built in 1845, was renovated in 2008 and now converted into a number of separate apartments.
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- None identfied at present — any information welcome.
- 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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