Definition of approved school in English:

approved school

Line breaks: ap|proved school

noun

British historical
  • A residential institution for young offenders.
    More example sentences
    • From approved school he graduated through detention centre to borstal, finally winding up in prison.
    • They had passed through probation, borstal, approved schools and prison.
    • He was involved in crime from an early age, being sent to approved schools and borstal before ending up prison.

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