St Benedict’s School for Boys in Reading, Berkshire was established as an Approved School in 1937. The school, run by the Brothers of the Christian School, catered for Roman Catholic boys aged between 15 and 17 at admission. From 1973, Brent London Borough Council ran the school as a Community Home with Education.
Father David Pearce, a former member of staff, was sentenced to 8 years in prison in 2009 for abusing 5 boys in his care over a 36 year period of abuse.
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