Ryalls Court Approved School, Seaton, Devon

The Ryalls Court Junior Approved School for girls was opened by the National Children's Home (NCH) in 1941 at Marlpit Lane, Seaton. The establishment could accommodate up to 48 girls aged from 10 to 14.

In 1973, the school became a Community Home with Education (CHE) under the control of Devon County Council.

The property is now a private house.


Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals.

  • Action For Children (formerly the National Children's Home) can provide access to care records for people who were adopted through the charity or who resided in one of its homes. Currently this service is only available to the individuals concerned and not to the descendents of deceased former residents.


  • Bradfield, William The Life of the Reverend Thomas Bowman Stephenson (1913, Kelly)
  • Curnock, Nehemiah The Story of the Children's Home (C.H. Kelly, 1901)
  • Horner, Francis Shadow and Sun (Epworth Press, 1920)
  • Philpot, Terry Action For Children (Lion, 1994)
  • Walpole, Cecil F. Golden Links (Epworth Press, 1941)