Spring House, Heckmondwike, West Riding of Yorkshire
On May 23rd, 1946, an Approved School for Senior Girls was certified to operate in premises at Spring House, Norristhorpe Lane, Heckmondwike.
On November 11th, 1950, it was announced that the managers of the School intended to resign its Certificate of Approval and close the establishment.
The building no longer survives and housing now occupies the site.
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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)
- The Therapeutic Care Journal — has a number of articles relating to Approved Schools.
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