Overton Hall School for Boys, Ashover, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire
On February 16th, 1942, the Overton School for Boys was formally certified to operate as an Approved School in premises at Gin Lane, Ashover, near Chesterfield. The School could accommodate up to 50 Junior Boys aged below their 13th birthday at their time of admission.
On 5th February, 1948, the managers of the School announced their intention to resign its certificate and close the establishment.
From 1950 to 1956, the property was used as a youth hostel, then later operated as Overton Hall Old People's Home. The building is now in private residential use.
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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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