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St John Bosco's School, Aberdour, Fife, Scotland

On 1 March 1960, the St John Bosco Approved School for Junior Roman Catholic Boys was certified to operate in premises at Hillside, Aberdour, Fife. It was run by the Salesian Fathers of St John Bosco.

Following Scotland's 1968 Social Work Act, the establishment became a 'List D' School.

The school closed in 1982 and the buildings no longer survive.


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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)
  • None identified at present.