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Boreatton Park School, Baschurch, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire

On November 4th, 1941, an Approved School for Senior Boys was formally certified for operation at Boreatton Park, Baschurch, near Shrewsbury. The premises, a Victorian mansion, could accommodate 140 boys aged between their 15th and 17th birthdays at their date of admission.

In 1973, the School became a Community Home with Education (CHE) under the control of Salop (Shropshire) County Council.

The property is now an adventure holiday centre.


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  • 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)