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Denham Court, Denham, Middlesex

On March 13th, 1939, an Approved School for Senior Girls was formally certified for operation at Denham Court, Middlesex. The premises could accommodate up to 50 girls aged between their 15th and 17th birthdays at their date of admission. Training was provided in domestic skills, gardening and tailoring.

On March 11th, 1948, it was announced that the managers of the School were resigning its Certificate of Approval.

The premises were subsequently used as a boys' Remand Home, and later as a children's home by Middlesex County Council and then Hillingdon Borough Council.

The site is now occupied by the Buckinghamshire Golf Club.

Denham Court.


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  • 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)