Richmond Hill School, Richmond, North Riding of Yorkshire
On March 28th, 1962, the Richmond Hill School, a Approved School for Senior Boys was certified to operate at Gallowgate, Richmond, North Yorkshire. The premises — a former infantry barracks — could accommodate up to 80 boys aged between their 15th and 17th birthdays at their date of admission.
In 1973, the School became a Community Home with Education (CHE) under the control of North Yorkshire County Council.
The property has now been converted to residential use.
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- The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU. Has a few documents relating to the School including complaints of irregular punishment and indecency.
- 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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