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J.C. Mansel Pleydell founder.  Reformatory certified 28th January 1857.  Cessation of certification, or closure 1881.  Re-certified as Dorset Industrial School in 1881 for 60 boys, re-certified 1912 for 74, 1913 for 80 boys.  Closed 1920.

In 1900 the County Council took over the management of the school on the generous terms offered by its venerable founder, Mr J.C. Mansel Pleydell. 

A permanent memorial, was placed over the entrance to the school, to Mr J.C. Mansel Pleydell to whom the existence and success of the school was so largely due.

New building, on a large site.

STAFF

1866 - Superintendent Mr Stent

1867 - Superintendent and Matron Mr & Mrs Stent

1868 - Superintendent and Matron Mr & Mrs Stent.  Mr Stent himself instructs the school band in music.

1869 - Superintendent and Matron Mr & Mrs Stent

1872 - Superintendent and Matron Mr & Mrs Stent; assistant Mr Ricketts.

1884 - Superintendent and Matron Mr & Mrs J.W. Walker; bandmaster and assistant Mr G. Ricketts; labour-master Mr Jos. Bishop; occasional naval instructor, Capt. Robinson.

1891 - Superintendent and Matron Mr & Mrs J.W. Walker; schoolmaster Mr Kimpton.

1893 - Superintendent and Matron Mr & Mrs J.W. Walker; schoolmaster Mr W. Linnell.

1900 - Superintendent and Matron Mr & Mrs J.W. Walker; schoolmaster Mr Claude Morrell who succeeded Mr Barsley as schoolmaster from October to 17th August..

1903 - Superintendent and Matron Mr & Mrs J.W. Walker; schoolmaster Mr S. Robinson; assistant matron Miss C.A. Walker

1915 - Superintendent & Secretary John William Walker

LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL CHIEF INSPECTORS REPORT Date of examination 25th July, 1906

School licensed for 60 children

Number of children in the school 56

London children 26

Number of whole timers 11

Number of London children who are whole-timers in School 5

Superintendent and Matron; Mr & Mrs J Walker; assistant Matron Miss C.A. Walker; schoolmaster  Mr C.E. Morrell; assistant schoolmistress Miss Mabel Walker                           

INDUSTRIAL TRAINING

LONDON BOYS

Farm Work 12; Gardens 1; Tailors 3; Shoemaker 2; Carpenters 1; Bakers 2