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Originally appearing in Volume V14, Page 508 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, in England a school, generally established by voluntary contributions, for the industrial training of children, in which children are lodged, clothed and fed, as well as taught. Industrial schools are chiefly for vagrant and neglected children and children not convicted of theft. Such schools are for children up to the age of fourteen, and the limit of detention is sixteen. They are regulated by the Children Act 1908, which repealed the Industrial Schools Act 1866, as amended by Acts of 1872,1891 and 19or, and parallel legislation in the various Elementary Education Acts, besides some few local acts. The home secretary exercises powers of super vision, &c. See JUVENILE OFFENDERS.

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Hello. Have just found your web site. Would be most grateful for any help. My Grandmother and her Sister were placed in an Industrial School in 1886,the school was in Walton in Gordano Somerset. Would like to know about the Industrial School and I am trying to find out why and who placed them there. A Sir Elton Bart payed the fees. They were Edith Mary Archer b1878 Peckham, Ada May Archer b1880 Lewisham. Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking your time to read my request. Julie Moss
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