The case of Standon Farm Approved School, 1947

The Therapeutic Care Journal

Standon Farm was opened in 1885 by the Church of England Waifs and Strays Society. It operated as a Certified Industrial School until 1926, and then as an Approved School from 1938. By the 1940s, Standon Farm was providing residential care and education for eighty boys aged ten to sixteen who were assigned to the School by the courts.

However, it was events on the afternoon of 15 February 1947 that would make Standon Farm infamous.

That afternoon, nine boys actioned a plot to murder the headmaster………………Read on

https://www.thetcj.org/in-residence-articles/the-case-of-standon-farm-approved-school-1947?mc_cid=cab1acf707&mc_eid=acf5b8e8f6

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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