Including Red Bank School, Newton-le-Willows; Heswall Nautical School; Girls' Reformatory, Liverpool; Nile Street and Grafton Street Industrial Schools, Liverpool
Many of the admission registers include progress reports as well as dates of admission and release. Each register normally includes an index.
Summary of pupil records held (general)
Records containing details of individual children cover the following dates:
Akbar/Heswall NTS 1904-57
Girls' Reformatory 1892-1921
Grafton St, Nile St 1920s-1930s
Liverpool Farm School/Red Bank School 1893-1988 (see below for more details)
Summary of Red Bank pupil records post-1955
This summary concentrates on recent pupil files and related records:
case files 1955-64, boxes 37-129; registers 1955-70, boxes 13,17-18,36,52; indexes 1955-70, boxes 17-18,52
case files c1966-c1988 acc 8547; registers 1955-65, 72-73, 77-82 boxes 13,28-29,36,53, acc 8547; indexes 1955-c1988 acc 8547
case files c1966-c1988 acc 8547; registers 1967-73 boxes 53,55; indexes c1966-c1988 acc 8547
Other records containing information on individual pupils in all three units cover the period 1955-85 and are found in boxes 21,32,40,42-43,52-53 and 66, and in acc 8547.
Pupil numbering system
Heswall and Red Bank (Training School) each have simple number series eg 1 - 7954.
Numbers for the Classifying School are preceded by S, I, J or V (for Senior, Intermediate, Junior and Vardy House) eg J1457 or S957.
Numbers for the Special Unit are preceded by SU.