Not that long ago I came across the memoirs (A Matron Remembers by Gladys Venning, 1985) of someone who had worked at Beaufront School for a short while in the 1930s. A few months later I came across this advertisement for the school, for sale on eBay. I became intrigued and went to the museum to find out more.
Luckily they had a research sheet which I reproduce here. The subject is considerably more complicated than it looks as the house, and the school, changed names (and locations) several times.
I have promised several people that I would publish what I have managed to find out so far. I am hoping that others can fill in more detail.