Warwickshire Reformatory

1856 - 1928

The Warwickshire Reformatory opened just outside of Leamington Spa in 1856 to house and train boys who otherwise would have gone to prison.

Aside from classrooms, there was also farm land and workshops to give the boys practical skills that might lead to jobs and so reform their previous bad character. In 1910 the Reformatory change its name to the Weston Training School for Boys, finally closing in 1928 to become a hospital.