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Coed Y Mwstwr, Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales

On May 23rd, 1945, the Coed Y Mwstwr Approved School for Senior Girls was certified for operation at Coychurch, near Bridgend. The premises could accommodate up to 28 girls, aged between their 15th and 17th birthdays at their date of admission.

Coed Y Mwstwr, Bridgend, 2013. © Peter Higginbotham

The School's Certificate of Approval was withdrawn on September 14th, 1962.

The property is now a country house hotel.


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  • 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)