(LATER AN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL)
Certified 14th April, 1857 as Bedford Reformatory SCHOOL for Boys, NORTHEY, NR TURVEY, NR. PETERBOROUGH. for 70 boys. It was re-certified 14th April, 1902 for 80 boys, 1st August 1908 for 100 boys, 7th July 1911 for 120 boys and in December 1924 for 115 boys. Renamed Carlton Training Approved School from 1933.
The school was on a two-acre farm. There was a revolt at the school in 1952.
1861 - The inspector commented " 23rd January 1861 -The first of my two visits to this reformatory was made in consequence of the successive deaths of two of the boys, who died very suddenly, and whose illness and decease gave rise to apprehensions of neglect or mismanagement. I found nothing however to justify this fear; but the general manner and appearance of the boys seemed to indicate too strict and too continuous a discipline, and the want of more relaxation and rest. I advised that the food should be cooked in a plainer and more nourishing form; that longer intervals of recreation should be allowed, and the work and schooling be made less incessant. 30th May 1861 - my second visit was caused by complaints as to the treatment of some of the boys. I was glad to find the general aspect of the lads improved, and the whole school in what I could report to be a satisfactory condition. The complaints, as far as my inquiries could enable me to judge, had no serious foundation".
1870 - Superintendent and matron, Mr & Mrs Jones
1872 - Superintendent and matron, Mr & Mrs Jones; assistant Mr Gardner.
1884 - Superintendent and matron, Mr & Mrs John Jones; schoolmaster and assistant, Mr J. Gardner assistant matron Miss Hoggett.
1885 - Superintendent and matron, Mr & Mrs John Jones; schoolmaster Mr Gardiner; assistant schoolmaster Mr Wilson; farm bailiff Mr Woodhouse.
1891 - Superintendent and matron, Mr & Mrs John Jones; schoolmaster and assistant, Mr J. Gardner; assistant schoolmaster Mr J.R. Jones; farm bailiff Mr Hancock; tailor, Mr Samuel Pinney.
1893 - Superintendent and matron, Mr & Mrs John Jones; Schoolmaster and assistant, Mr J. Gardner Assistant; assistant schoolmaster Mr. F.E.C. Jones; farm bailiff, and laundry-woman, Mr. & Mrs. G.A. Settles; labour master Mr. E.L. Gilkes.
1900 - Superintendent, Mr. James Reader Jones; matron Mrs Woodman Jones; assistant matron Miss E.A. Jones; schoolmaster Mr. John Gardner; assistant schoolmaster Mr E.A. Upton appointed 1st February 1900 to succeed Mr J.E.C. Jones who left 18th January 1900.
1903 - Superintendent and matron Mr. & Mrs. J. Reader Jones; assistant matron Miss E.A. Jones. The schoolmaster Mr. Murray left 31st May 1903. Mr Cowley was appointed in June 1903 and discharged in January. Mr E.A. Saunders was appointed on January 19th 1903. Bandmaster and drill instructor Mr Frederick Lincoln was appointed 1st January 1903.