Three of the five men who say they were abused as young boys at a school in East Yorkshire have failed in their bid for compensation.
One man has been awarded £14,000 in the civil case against the former St William's school in Market Weighton. The case of another man will be heard next month.
Up to 249 men are suing the Catholic Church saying they were abused at the approved school in the 1970s and 80s.
Two staff members were jailed earlier this year. The former principal James Carragher, now 75, was jailed for nine years.
Anthony McCallen, 69, and the former chaplain was jailed for 15 years. The judge told them their crimes had blighted the lives of their victims.
Solicitors for the men who have lose their cases say an appeal is being considered.
St William's, a residential school which closed in 1992, provided residential care and education for boys aged 10 to 16 with emotional and behavioural problems.
It was run by the De La Salle order, on behalf of Middlesbrough Diocese, which has apologised "unreservedly" to those affected by the abuse and for the actions of its former principal.