Edmond Castle School for Boys, Wetheral, near Carlisle, Cumberland
On July 1st 1941, Edmond Castle School for Boys was formally certified to operate as an Approved School in premises at Garden Walk, Hayton, Wetheral, near Carlisle. The School could accommodate 108 Senior Boys, aged between their 15th and 17th birthdays at their date of admission. The training provided at the School included building construction and gardening.
In 1973, the School became a Community Home with Education (CHE) under the control of Cumberland County Council.
The property was later used as a country house hotel. It is now in residential use.
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- The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU. Has various reports relating to the School.
- 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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