480. Elmbridge Boarding School aka Fyfield Boarding School

Elmbridge Boarding School was the result of a 1980 merger between the Fyfield Boarding School and two boarding schools Hockerill and Elmbridge located in Essex. The new school was named Elmbridge.

Fyfield Boarding School was founded in 1958. The buildings had housed a truant school from 1885 and was run under different names like  West Ham Truant Industrial School,  Fyfield Certified Industrial and Truant School. From 1925 it was known as The Fyfield Open Air School or West Ham Open Air School. Due to the WWII the school closed down and the buildings served other purposes during the war before it opened as boarding school again in 1958.

Below is a video recorded in 1995 from the school.

Recent arrests show that it was more than a rumor that there was abuse going on at this now-closed boarding school for boys. The school was located in Ongar, Essex. Brentwood Police is doing the investigation.

The children were shown porn movies, provided with alcohol which due to their limited experience into drinking made them easy targets. Rapes were mentioned in the media.

It could not have been fun to be there as a child if you were among the victims.


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Danish immigrant, but very integrated. After having worked for another research center, I have recently started working for International Culture Exchange where I serve the youth and their families wanting to become an exchange student.

3 responses to “480. Elmbridge Boarding School aka Fyfield Boarding School”

  1. Danny 10p mixup Sealy says :

    I went to Elmbridge for 5 years in the 80’s and 90’s. It was not a rape camp. I understand the abuse did happen and that is tragic. But to make the school out to be a massive free for all is absolutely wrong.

  2. Lee says :

    Was not in Ongar was just in side Fyfield and I went there but nothing happened to me but some of my mate it did I can’t even think how they must feel I just hope the people who was involved get what’s coming to them.

  3. Scott Vaughan says :

    I went to this school and had a great time it put me in good stead for when I joined the armed forces. It was not a rape center as you imagine.

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