The Quinta School for Boys, Oswestry, Shropshire

In 1941, Barnardo's opened the Quinta School, an Intermediate Approved School for boys, at Weston Rhyn near Oswestry. The School accommodated sixty-four boys aged from 13 to 15 placed there by the courts. The training provided at the school included instruction in gardening and carpentry.

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

The school closed in 1980 and the property is now a Christian centre.


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  • Barnardo, Syrie Louise, and Marchant, James Memoirs of the Late Dr Barnardo (Hodder & Stoughton, 1907)
  • Batt, J.H. Dr. Barnardo: The Foster-Father of "Nobody's Children" (S.W. Partridge, 1904)
  • Bready, J. Wesley Doctor Barnardo (Allen & Unwin, 1930)
  • Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain s Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
  • Rose, June For the Sake of the Children: Inside Dr. Barnardo's: 120 years of caring for children (Hodder & Stoughton, 1987)
  • Wagner, Gillian Barnardo (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1979)