Stockton Hall School, Stockton on the Forest, near York
On November 15th, 1963, the Stockton Hall Approved School for Junior Boys was certified to operate in premises at Stockton on the Forest, near York. The premises, a large country house, could accommodate 20 boys aged below the age of 13 at their date of admission. The establishment was run by York County Borough Council.
In 1973, the School became a Community Home with Education (CHE).
The site is now occupied by a medium secure hospital for adults.
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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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