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Founded in 1852.  Certified 7th July 1855.  Certified as an Industrial School in 23rd June 1894 for 80 boys.  Re-certified 1898 for 80; 5th September 1900 for 90; 1911 for 96 and 26th January 1914 for 100 boys

From 1933 became RED HOUSE FARM APPROVED SCHOOL for 100 senior boys which ceased to operate in the 1980s.

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The spelling of 'Babbington/Babington' has been transcribed as show by the Inspector and not spelling mistakes.

1866 - Superintendent  Mr Babbington and his wife.

1867 - Superintendent and matron, Mr & Mrs Babington.

1868 - Mr Babbington has responsibility of the school instruction as well as general and industrial supervision, with only one assistant (a superior labourer)  Mrs Babington has the assistance of a servant for the cook and household work.

1869 - Mr Wright has rigged two masts etc., to teach navel exercises, and has thus added a useful and very popular branch both of training and amusement.

1872 - Superintendent and matron, Mr & Mrs Babington.

1884 - Superintendent and matron, Mr & Mrs T. Babington; schoolmaster Mr Claxton, succeeded by Mr T. Babington jun.; tailor and assistant Mr Edwards 

1891 - Superintendent and matron, Mr & Mrs T. Babington; schoolmaster and general assistant  Mr T. Babington, Jun; tailor and shoemaker Mr Edwards.

1893 - Superintendent and matron, Mr & Mrs T. Babington; schoolmaster and assistant superintendent Mr T. Babington, Jun; tailor and shoemaker Mr Edwards.

1900 - Superintendent and matron Mr & Mrs Alfred Babington; schoolmaster Mr Chester.  Miss Chester has been appointed assistant in the schoolroom.

1903 - Superintendent and matron, Mr & Mrs A. M. Babington; schoolmaster Mr W. Cox.

LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL INSPECTOR REPORT DATED 3rd August 1906.

The school is licensed for 90 children - number of children at the school 68; 13 of those were London children, whole timers in school 10, no London children were whole-timers.

Superintendent Mr A.M. Babbington
Matron Mrs Babbington
Assistant Matron Miss Lloyd
Schoolmaster Mr. Cox
Assistant Teacher Mrs Cox