Find your ancestors in Manchester Industrial School Registers1866-1912

The admission registers cover June 1866-February 1912 and give:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Date of birth
  • Date of admission
  • Where & by whom ordered to be detained
  • With what charged
  • By what school board sent
  • Period of detention
  • Previous character
  • Religion
  • Name of parents
  • Occupation of parents
  • Address of parents
  • Character of parents
  • Height, figure, complexion and weight
  • Educational attainment

    The notes section sometimes gives further information about the child.
  • Discover more about The Industrial School Registers

    Industrial schools were set up in the middle of the 19th century to provide lodging for destitute children. They were intended to provide occupations to prevent vulnerable children from falling into criminality. Children would be educated and taught a trade and could be there for a set period or throughout their education.