Hyrstlands School, Batley, West Riding of Yorkshire
On May 18th, 1945, an Approved School for Senior Girls was certified to operate in premises at Track Road, Batley. The establishment, which was run by the The Salvation Army, could accommodate up 30 girls aged 15 years or over at their date of admission. The School provided domestic and commercial training.
In 1973, the School became a Community Home with Education (CHE) in conjunction with of West Riding of Yorkshire County Council.
In 1996, the site was acquired by Indian Muslim Welfare Society.
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- The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre, William Booth College, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8BQ. Email email@example.com. Has a research service, with initial enquiries answered free, more detailed follow-up research charged at £20 per hour. There is also an online catalogue of the Centre's holdings.
- The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU. Has Inspection Reports and a few other documents.
- 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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