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Sheppard House School, Bath, Somerset

On September 1st, 1944, the Sheppard House Approved School for Junior Girls was certified for operation at 40 Grosvenor Place, Bath. The premises accommodated up to 20 girls aged under 15 at their date of admission.

Former Sheppard House School, Bath, 2013. © Peter Higginbotham

On November 8th, 1947, it was announced that the managers of the School intended to resign its Certificate of Approval.

The property 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)