High Close, Wokingham, Berkshire

The High Close Barnardo's Home for girls and small children opened in 1946 on Wiltshire Road, Wokingham. Two years later, the home became a school for children with learning disabilities, focusing on older girls from 1967.

The site, now known as High Close School, still operates as a mixed residential and day school for 7-18 year olds who have a range of special educational needs.

Records

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Bibliography

  • 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)
  • 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)