Definition of approved school in English:

approved school

noun

British
historical
  • A residential institution for young offenders.

    • ‘He goes back to the approved school that he thought he'd left behind forever, and he revisits the Malvern Hills where his love of the countryside was first inspired as a child.’
    • ‘He was involved in crime from an early age, being sent to approved schools and borstal before ending up prison.’
    • ‘They had passed through probation, borstal, approved schools and prison.’
    • ‘From approved school he graduated through detention centre to borstal, finally winding up in prison.’
    • ‘He eventually ended up going to an approved school.’
    prison, penal institution, place of detention, lock-up, place of confinement, guardhouse, correctional facility, detention centre
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Pronunciation

approved school