Creditors of failed private school could lose £ 2million owed to them




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Creditors of the failing Derbyshire Ockbrook private school could miss out on more than £ 2million owed to them, according to documents seen by

The school in Derbyshire revealed it was closing in July a month after administrators said they could not find funders to keep it open.

The school was founded in 1799 by the Moravian Church as a girls’ school. It became fully co-ed in 2017. Admission fees were £ 3,360 per term for children of primary school age, rising to £ 4,435 for those in grades 7-9 and £ 4,565 for years 10-13.

The buildings and grounds of the Ockbrook School, which was placed under administration in July, have been put up for sale, through Agent Hilco. A dozen buildings totaling nearly 73,000 sq. Ft. Are offered to potential buyers. The buildings are available as a whole or in three lots.

Brochures marketing the site state: “Subject to obtaining the relevant planning permission, the fully equipped property may be suitable for a number of alternative uses, including (but not limited to) residential, hotel, holiday home. care, use of alternative education, outdoor center, training center etc. “

Around 100 staff were made redundant after the school told parents it would not reopen for the 2021/22 school year.


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