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Castle School for Boys, Stanhope, County Durham

Onj May 15th, 1941, the Castle School for Boys was formally accredited to operate as an Approved School in premises at Front Street, Stanhope, County Durham. The establishment could accommodate 105 boys, aged below 13 years at their date of admission.

In 1973, the School became a Community Home with Education (CHE) under the control of Teesside Borough Council. It was closed in 1982 as being surplus to requirements.

The property is now in private residential use.

Former Castle School for Boys, Stanhope.


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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)