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St Christopher's School for Boys, Hayes, Middlesex

St Christopher's Approved School for Boys was opened in 1937 at 201 Uxbridge Road, Hayes, Middlesex. The premises had previously been occupied by the Hayes School for Jewish Boys. St Christopher's was a Senior Approved School housing around 100 boys aged from 15 to 17. The training offered by the School included engineering, woodwork and gardening.

In around 1973, the school became a Community Home with Education (CHE) under the control of Hillingdon London Borough Council. The School is believed to have closed during the late 1970s. The building no longer exists and the site is now occupied by a McDonald's restaurant.


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  • None identfied at present — any information welcome.


  • 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)