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.