Founded 6th February 1856. Certified 13th May 1856. Cessation of certificate or closure as such in 1881 when it became an Industrial School (part of a Trappist Monastery) in a new building. Used pro tem in 1883-884 to house boys from the CLARENCE REFORMATORY SCHOOL SHIP. Its troubled history is described by Bernard Elliott in Leicestershire Archaeological Society Journal, Vol. LI (1878), pp 52-53.
1867 - Superintendent and matron Mr Carroll and wife
1868 - Superintendent Mr Carroll and his wife
1869 - Superintendent Mr Thomas Carroll and his wife.
1872 - Superintendent Mr Thomas Carroll; schoolmasters Messrs. McCarthy and Harrington. The inspector comments as follows - I regret to add that Mr Carroll is about to leave the institution, having accepted the agency of Mr. De Lisle's estate.