- approved school
- Britisha penal institution for childrenThe approval was by the Home Office as being suitable for the incarceration of young criminals. You would be wrong to assume that educational establishments not so described lacked the blessing of society.
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approved school — approved schools N COUNT In Britain in the past, an approved school was a boarding school where young people could be sent to stay if they had been found guilty of a crime … English dictionary
Approved School — An approved school is a term formerly used in the United Kingdom to mean a residential instutution to which young offenders could be sent by a court. In the United States of America, the term reform school is used.The term came into use in 1933… … Wikipedia
approved school — noun Britain : a school for juvenile delinquents * * * (in Britain) a government school for delinquent boys or girls. [1930 35] * * * approved school noun (between 1933 (Scotland 1937) and 1969) a state boarding school for young people who had… … Useful english dictionary
approved school — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms approved school : singular approved school plural approved schools British until 1971, a school in the UK where children who were guilty of a crime were sent to live and study … English dictionary
approved school — ap proved .school n BrE a special school in Britain in the past, where children who had done something illegal were sent if they were under 18 … Dictionary of contemporary English
approved school — noun Date: 1932 British a school for juvenile delinquents … New Collegiate Dictionary
approved school — (in Britain) a government school for delinquent boys or girls. [1930 35] * * * … Universalium
approved school — noun (C, U) a special school in Britain, where children who have done something illegal are sent if they are under 18 … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
approved school — noun An institution for the care and education of young offenders; a reformatory … Wiktionary
approved school — noun Brit. historical a residential institution for young offenders … English new terms dictionary