Later became

Certified 27th November 1885 for 30 girls, re-certified in 1909, &  28th February 1910 for 34 girls, in 1928 certified for 30 girls.

Cessation of certification or closure in 1931.

This is one of the schools of the Church of England Waifs' and Strays' Society, and deals chiefly with children sent under the Industrial Schools Amendment Act, 1880.

A private house with a new wing in good design and taste.


Used for a time to re-house the girls during alterations at Cold Ash.

Certification of both these Auxiliary Homes ended 15th November 1906.


1891 - The Rev. W. Grindle officiates as Chaplin.  Superintendent, Miss Summerson; assistant, Miss Leytham; schoolmistress, Miss Eaton.

1893 - Superintendent, Miss Barter, succeeded Miss Summerson in August 1893; assistant Miss Leytham; schoolmistress Miss Newman; house matron Miss Award.   The Rev. W. Grindle officiates as Chaplin.

1900 - Lady superintendent, Miss T. Walters; schoolmistress, Miss M.J. Stroud (c); assistant matron Miss Harrison.  Miss Clara Maitland and Miss Mary Livingstone have been voluntary workers since 2nd February and 16th May 1900 respectively, in place of Miss Windus, kitchen-matron, who left October 1899; Miss Dunn, voluntary worker.

1903 - Lady superintendent Miss I Walters; Miss V.A Wheeler left 31st December 1902 and was succeeded by Miss Mary Cave 10th January 1903.  Assistant matron Miss Perrin.