Boreatton Park School, Baschurch, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire
On November 4th, 1941, an Approved School for Senior Boys was formally certified for operation at Boreatton Park, Baschurch, near Shrewsbury. The premises, a Victorian mansion, could accommodate 140 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 Salop (Shropshire) County Council.
The property is now an adventure holiday centre.
Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals. Before travelling a long distance, always check that the records you want to consult will be available.
- The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU. Has a number of reports and 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.
Except where indicated, this page () © Peter Higginbotham. Contents may not be reproduced without permission.