I (Kevin Blow known as Tyson at the time), was a resident for approx 18 months before moving to Evenly Hall near Brackley in Northamptonshire. I attended St Faiths Middle School with another resident ?Karl Hunt, when Miss Brocket was the headmistress in the mid 1970's.
Whilst living in the home I recall we appeared to have a lot of freedom to explore eg cathedral and norman keep - back in the days when you didn't have to pay/make suggested donation. One of my abiding memories was walking to school in shorts, even in the middle of winter. The garden was a good vantage point to pelt people below with snow balls. lol. The only member of staff I can remember is a Miss Joyce though there are others I can picture but not recall. Summer Holidays were at sutton on sea - we stayed in a ?church. We also went to mablethorpe and stayed in a caravan. I recall getting locked in the amusement arcade by accident on the caravan site we stayed at.
The home is now private dwellings with the games room turned into a bungalow and the entrance is gated, though I did get to go into the ground some years ago. As far as I can recall the mulberry tree is still there.