Thomas Barnardo

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“To be House Captain is good. 
I have to show children to be good.”

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“I will be a good role model and help people. 
I will help new pupils to the school.”


  • Thomas Barnardo was born in Dublin in 1845. He became a Doctor in 1876.
  • During his lifetime he was to become one of the most famous men in Victorian Britain due to his work with orphans.
  • In 1866 Thomas Barnardo arrived in London to train as a doctor.
  • Thomas Barnardo decided to open a school in the East End so children could get a basic education.
  • Hope Place was opened in 1867 and termed a ‘ragged school’
  • Thomas Barnardo opened his first children’s home in Stepney Causeway in 1870 as a Home for Boys. The Home’s motto was ‘No Destitute Child Ever Refused Admission.’
  • The Girls’ Village Home in Barkingside was opened in 1876.  By his death, the Barnardo’s charity was established housing over 8, 000 children.
  • The last Dr Barnardo’s home closed in 1981. Today Barnardo’s helps over 110, 000 vulnerable children and families through projects run at homes, schools and in local communities. The main aim of Barnardo’s continues to be to support and encourage disadvantaged children to achieve success in their lives